The historic Rapid ground in Rudolfsheim
From blue and red to Green & White
The new SK Rapid’s formative years were spent playing friendly matches and tournaments, sometimes beyond Austria’s borders. In 1903 a tangible strength on the home pitch began to develop, as the new Rapid home ground in Rudolfsheim was opened and proved to be rather unconventional. The bumpy surface suited Rapid’s combative playing style, whilst there was a height difference of two meters between the two goals. More and more Rapid learned to use their new home to their advantage and gradually began to enjoy improving fortunes. The Green & White history of success began in 1905; the seminal year in which Sportklub Rapid decided to change the club colours.