Hallescher FC can trace its roots right back to the beginning of the last century, and the founding of a football club called Hallescher Fussball-Club Wacker 1900. This club was very successful in the 1910s 1920s and 1930s.
Along with all German football clubs, Wacker was dissolved after the war but by 1949 a new club – ZSG Union Halle had emerged and became one of the founder members of the East German Oberliga. It was to undergo several name changes in the coming years before settling on FC Chemie Halle (the name still used by many supporters).
After German re-unification in 1990, the club joined the 2 Bundesliga as Hallescher FC. Unfortunately, like many East German sides, Halle lost several of its best players to wealthier West German clubs and struggled in the newly merged league system. Relegation at the end of the first season marked the start of a decline through the leagues. By 1995 Hallescher FC found reached the fifth tier of German football.
Since then the club’s fortunes have improved steadily and it was promoted to the 3 Liga in 2012, where it has remained for the last five years.
The Erdgas Sportpark opened in 2011. It has a capacity of 15,057, with 6,155 seats and 8,850 standing places
A standing ticket costs between 9 and 11 and a seat between 12 and 23 euros. There is an online ticket shop, and you can also order tickets by phone(49180651 53 62 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any tram going from “Markt” towards “Rennischer Platz” will take you to the stadium. Get out at Böllberger Weg” or “Kantstraße”.