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The Gerd Schädlich Arena in Aue is officially opened

The Gerd Schädlich Arena in Aue is officially opened

March 1, 2024, 1:03 p.m

The forecourt of the Erzgebirge Aue Stadium now officially bears the name of club icon Gerd Schädlich. The opening took place on Friday (1 March 2024) at the Erzgebirgsstadion in honor of the coach who died at the beginning of 2022.

The forecourt of the Erzgebirgsstadion in Aue-Bad Schlema now officially bears the name “Gerd-Schädlich-Platz”. Just over ten months after a City Council decision and some administrative hurdles, the renaming process became official. Erzgebirge Aue fans had previously placed a specially made banner bearing the famous coach's name on the pitch. This sign must remain in place in consultation with supporters. The city's official sign will mark the plaza outside the stadium area.

Harming a “trusted” and “direct” person.

“Gerd Schadlich, the way we knew him, such an accolade was certainly unpleasant. He was not a man of big words. However, he did great things for the football city of Aue, and that deserves to be honoured. Say: Dear Gerd 'It's unpleasant;' You have to go through it,” explained Heinrich Kohl, Mayor of O-Bad Schlima, in his laudatory speech.

Matthias Heydrich also has a very special relationship with Gerd Schadlich. “He had a huge influence on my sporting career,” explained the sporting director of Erzgebirge Aue, who first trained under Schädlich at Hoyerswerda at the end of the 1990s. Shadlesh was “very reliable in dealing with people” and “very direct”. For Erzgebirge Street as we currently know it, he is “the author. He set everything in motion.”

Promotion coach in Zwickau, Oui and Chemnitz

Schädlich, who died at the end of January 2022 at the age of 69, was coach of FCE from 1999 to 2007 and led the club to the second division in 2003. Schädlich had previously led FSV Zwickau to the second Bundesliga in 1994 and narrowly missed out. About promotion to the German League in the 1995/95 season when they finished fifth. After his time at Erzgebirge Aue, the successful coach led FC Chemnitzer to the third league in 2010/11.

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