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was a football
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Mönchengladbach , formerly known as Münchengladbach, is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located west of the Rhine half way between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border....
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It was the home of Bundesliga
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side Borussia Mönchengladbach
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Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach is the home stadium of German football Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach...
opened in 2004. The stadium had a capacity of up to 34,500 people. The inauguration took place on September 20, 1919 under the name Westdeutsches Stadion
. The site's nickname then, was "de Kull" (the gravel-pit). The name "Bökelbergstadion" was established in the 1960s, after Borussia Mönchengladbach won the DFB-Pokal
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for the first time.
The stadium was completely demolished by August 2006. Construction of new residential buildings went ahead in 2007.