Until 1974 Hertha played in the Stadion am Gesundbrunnen, colloquially known as 'die Plumpe'. It was beloved an centrally located, close to the Berlin Wall: so close that in the first years after the construction of the Wall, Hertha-fans from East Berlin gathered at the Wall to hear at least some stadium noise from Die Plumpe.
In 1974 Hertha had to leave the place because of financial problems, and apartment blocks came on the place next to train station Berlin-Gesundbrunnen. On the Behmstraße (opposite nr. 40) four sculptures of football players memorize the place when once Die Plumpe was. Around the corner, on the Bellermanstraße stands in extension of the bridge a sculpture of a ball, on the former short end of the stadium.