The wait will soon be over for Freiburg fans with the Bundesliga club set to move to a new 34,700-capacity stadium being built in the Baden-Württemberg city.
In 2020, the Black Forest club are due to move to their new SC-Stadion home in the Wolfswinkel district to the west of the city.
"It should become a home, support identity and do justice to the high demands of design and functionality," read an official club statement announcing the plans. "There are already so many great ideas and so much passion, love and effort in this stadium – imagine what it will be like when it is brought to life by Freiburg fans?!"
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"What ultimately makes a football stadium are all the people who are in the stands, generating an atmosphere," said club coach Christian Streich. "You can see this in the plans for the new SC-Stadion – Freiburg are going to get another compact home where the fans will be packed in and lined up close to the pitch, and it's not going to look like just any old stadium either.
"It looks great, and the team, coach and fans are going to do all they can together to bring it to life."
Nils Petersen, who has averaged a goal every two games in over 150 appearances since joining the club in 2015, is equally eager to run out in front of 10,000 more fans than Freiburg have been accustomed to at the Schwarzwald Stadion.
"I'm incredibly excited about the new stadium," he told the Tagesspiegel. "Especially when you've been at a club so long, it's all the more exciting. I've never experienced moving to a new stadium before, and to be involved from the very beginning is something to get really excited about.