Betze or Betzenberg
Former names Betzenbergstadion (1920-1985)
Location Kaiserslautern, Germany
Coordinates 49°26′05″N 7°46′36″E / 49.43472°N 7.77667°E / 49.43472; 7.77667Coordinates: 49°26′05″N 7°46′36″E / 49.43472°N 7.77667°E / 49.43472; 7.77667
Public transit Kaiserslautern Hauptbahnhof (Central station) or use Park-and-ride system
Owner Fritz-Walter-Stadion Kaiserslautern GmbH
Capacity 49,780 (League matches),
47,500 (International matches)
Record attendance 50,754 (6 May 2006 (2006-05-06) Bundesliga match 1. FC Kaiserslautern vs. FC Bayern Munich 1-1)
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface grass
Built 1920
Opened 13 May 1920 (1920-05-13)[1] (FV 1900 Kaiserslautern vs. FC Pfalz Ludwigshafen 0-2)
Renovated 1932, 1945–1946, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1966, 1972–1973, 1978, 1986, 1993–1994, 1998, 2002–2005
Architect Folker Fiebiger
1. FC Kaiserslautern

The Fritz-Walter-Stadion (German pronunciation: [ˌfʁɪtsˈvaltɐˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn]) is the home to the 2. Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern and is located in the city of Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It was one of the stadia used in the 2006 World Cup. It is named after Fritz Walter, who played for the Kaiserslautern club throughout his career and was captain of the Germany national football team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup in the "Miracle of Bern". The Stadium was built on the Betzenberg hill, hence its nickname "Betze", and was opened in 1920.


Fritz-Walter-Stadion in Kaiserslautern - empty
and full

In preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2006, the stadium underwent a 76,5 million Euro renovation beginning in 2002 that added a media center, installed a new floodlight system, and increased capacity from 38,500, of which 18,600 were standing, to 48,500, of which 16,363 are standing.

2006 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The following games were played at the stadium during the World Cup of 2006:

Date Time (CET) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Spectators
12 June 200615:00Australia Australia3–1Japan JapanGroup F47,000
17 June 200621:00Italy Italy1–1United States United StatesGroup E46,000
20 June 200621:00Paraguay Paraguay2–0Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and TobagoGroup B46,000
23 June 200616:00Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia0–1Spain SpainGroup H46,000
26 June 200617:00Italy Italy1–0Australia AustraliaRound of 1648,000


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