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The Nuremberg Stadium or Franken-Stadion

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The Nuremberg Stadium called Franken-Stadion (Frankonia-Stadium), located next to the Zeppelin Field, was originally built from 1926 to 1928.

Designed by architect Otto Ernst Schweizer, it is part of a to that time newly developed sports and leisure park south of the Dutzendteich Lake. It still includes the stadium swimming pool as well as a number of surrounding sports fields "for everybody."

The design for the football and athletics stadium as well as the surrounding sports park was awarded a Gold Medal in Amsterdam in 1928 for the exemplary architecture in Bauhaus style.

After 1933, the National Socialists included the arena in their party rally programme of events. The Nuremberg Stadium was used as a marching ground for the Hitler Youth (HJ). Here, as NS propaganda wanted people to believe, Hitler wished to "look every one of his boys straight in the eye."

In 1945, it became a sports field of the US Army.

Nuremberg Stadium [Photo:]
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After 1963, the Franken-Stadion (to that time called municipal stadium) was refurbished several times in order to meet the requirements of the Bundesliga (German Premier League). The 1. FC Nürnberg football club plays his home matches here.

Completely mordernized in 2001, the Nuremberg Stadium, which is also used for school sports and international athletic events, was inaugurated with a public festival. Since then, the stadium owns a roof gutter heating.

For the Fifa World Cup 2006, it provided with a capacity of 41,926.

Also since 2001, immediately opposite the stadium, lies the new Arena Nürnberg. It's a multi-purpose hall for ice sports (was one of three venues for the Ice Hockey World Cup 2001 held in Germany), pop and rock concerts as well as World Championship boxing events. It has a seating capacity for about 10,000 spectators.

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How to get to Nuremberg Stadium

S-Bahn (Suburban Railway) S 2
Exit: Frankenstadion
Bus Bus 55
Exit: Frankenstadion
Car / Taxi Car / Taxi
Destination: Max-Morlock-Platz
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