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Stuttgart Stadium Called Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion

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The Stuttgart Stadium or Gottlieb-Daimler-
Stadion was first opened in 1933 as Hitler's Kampfbahn (Hitler's Fight Course).

The Stuttgart Stadium is being used for big events such as European and World Athletics Championships, pop concerts as well as football (soccer) matches and Championships.

When it was first opened in 1933, the stadium was used for Hitler's recruiting propaganda. As soon as the World War 2 was over, American soldiers made the Kampfbahn to the Century-Stadium and used it for baseball. In 1949, it changed its name into Neckarstadion.

From 1971 to 1973, a strong reconstruction took place for the German gymnastic festival (1973) as well as the 1974 Football World Cup.

Stuttgart Stadium called Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion [Photo: Stuttgart Marketing GmbH]
Stuttgart Stadium with
Hans-Martin-Schleyer Hall

In 1989, the Stuttgart Stadium received a full-matrix color video score board for the European Athletics Championships. It was the first of such a color board (weight: 43 ton) in Germany and also the biggest in Europe.

In 1993, the Neckarstadion became modernized and a new name: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion. The name giver was a German automobile engineer and... the founder of the automobile.

You will still find the factory site of DaimlerChrysler near the Stuttgart Stadium. And as of 2006, also the Mercedes-Benz World with a automobile museum.

By the way, at the Fifa World Cup 2006, the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion had a gross capacity of 54,267. It was thus the fourth largest World Cup stadium in Germany, and a top modern too.

Our last tour stop after all those sights is Sky Beach, one of Stuttgart's Top restaurants. smile

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How to get to Stuttgart Stadium

S-Bahn (Suburban Railway) S 1
Exit: Gottlieb-Daimerl-Stadion
U-Bahn (Underground) U 11, 16
Exit: Gottlieb-Daimerl-Stadion
Bus Bus 56
Exit: Daimler-Stadion
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Destination: Fritz-Walter-Weg
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