Stadion Nürnberg

Stadion Nürnberg
Former names Städtisches Stadion (1928–1945, 1961–1991)
Victory-Stadium (1945–1961)
Frankenstadion (1991–2006)
easyCredit-Stadion (2006–2012)
Grundig-Stadion (2013–2016)
Location Nuremberg, Germany
Coordinates 49°25′34″N 11°7′33″E / 49.42611°N 11.12583°E / 49.42611; 11.12583Coordinates: 49°25′34″N 11°7′33″E / 49.42611°N 11.12583°E / 49.42611; 11.12583
Owner City of Nuremberg
Capacity 50,000[1] (League matches),
44,308 (International matches)[2]
Field size 105 × 68 m
Surface Grass
Built 1928
Opened 1928
Construction cost 56.2 million Euros
1. FC Nürnberg

The Stadion Nürnberg is a stadium in Nuremberg, Germany, which was opened in 1928. It is located next to Zeppelinfeld. It also neighbors the new Nuremberg Arena.

Since 1966, it has been home stadium to the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg. During the 1972 Summer Olympics, it hosted six football matches. In 1967, it hosted the European Cup Winners' Cup final between Rangers and Bayern Munich. Bayern won 1–0.

Originally it was known as the Städtisches Stadion [ˈʃtɛtɪʃəs ˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn] (English: Municipal Stadium) until 1945, when it was renamed to Victory-Stadium. In 1961, it returned to its original name until 1991, when it received the name Frankenstadion [ˈfʁaŋkŋ̍ˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn]. On 14 March 2006, the stadium was renamed easyCredit-Stadion [ʔiːziˈkʁɛdɪtˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn] for a period of five years, after a sponsorship deal with the German bank DZ Bank. Many fans of the 1. FC Nuremberg, led by the "Ultras Nuremberg" introduced on 1 April 2006, a demonstration against the name as well as a symbolic renamed Max-Morlock-Stadion [ˌmaksˈmɔʁlɔkˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn], in honour of one of the best players in the club's history, Max Morlock. On 14 February 2013, the stadium was renamed to Grundig-Stadion (pronounced [ˈɡʁʊndɪç ˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn] or [ˈɡʁʊndɪk-]), after a sponsorship deal with Grundig.[3] In July 2016, the stadium arrived to its current name after the city of Nuremberg could not find a new sponsor.[4]

The stadium hosted five games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including the famous match between Portugal and the Netherlands, consequently known as the Battle of Nuremberg.


The available facilities at the stadium include two changing rooms for players, changing rooms for coaches, referees. Also physician and treatment rooms are available. A 300 m² press area, an area for press conferences, and three TV studios make the Stadion Nürnberg a truly modern stadium. 1200 m² makes up the VIP area with room for 800 guests. To compensate for the large amount of seats there are 15,000 parking spaces with 205 for VIPs.

The stadium also has track and field facilities that follow international regulation. A full sprinkler system, that feeds the grass with rain water. The pitch is also heated, and lit with a floodlight system. There are two 60 m² video walls that provide video to the fans. There is also a full power back up system, powered by diesel generators.

Stadion Nürnberg
Football match in Stadion Nürnberg


Beginning in 1933, the National Socialists began to use the stadium as a marching area for the Hitler Youth. The fourth Deutsche Kampfspiele, one of the biggest events organized by the Nazi Sports Body, took place in this stadium from 23–29 July 1934.

Following 1963, the stadium was reconditioned multiple times, so that it could meet the requirements for football in the Bundesliga.


The Stadion Nürnberg has been renovated two times, once in 1988 to 1991, and then again renovation began again in 2002, to be ready in time for the 2006 World Cup. The 2002 renovation cost €56.2 million; the cost is split between the city of Nürnberg, the State of Bavaria and the building society, which managed the stadium. The stadium has had its capacity increased to 48,548. this modernisation was designed and realized by HPP Architects. This was achieved by extending the southwest and northwest grandstand. The playing field was lowered by 1.30 metres in order to provide all seats an unrestricted view of the field. The Max Morlock place was developed as a place for fans to meet and enjoy something to eat; the total area of this place is 1,000 metres. In the summer of 2012, the capacity was increased to 50,000.


P!nk performed at the stadium on July 15, 2010 during The Funhouse Summer Carnival.


The Stadion Nürnberg and the adjacent Nuremberg Arena are well serviced by public transportation to facilitate transport of Fans from and to the various sports and musical events taking place there:

During mass sports and entertainment events, such as Bundesliga games or the annual Rock im Park festival, additional S-Bahn trains running between main station and Frankenstadion station are being put into service. Before the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Frankenstadion station had the length of its existing platform doubled and an additional platform built for that purpose.

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
11 June 200618:00 Mexico Mexico3–1 Iran IranGroup D41,000
15 June 200618:00 England England2–0 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and TobagoGroup B41,000
18 June 200615:00 Japan Japan0–0 Croatia CroatiaGroup F41,000
22 June 200616:00 Ghana Ghana2–1 United States United StatesGroup E41,000
25 June 200621:00 Portugal Portugal1–0 Netherlands NetherlandsRound of 1641,000


  3. Nürnberger Arena heißt künftig Grundig-Stadion (Nuremberg Arena will be known as Grundig Stadium.) February 14th, 2013
  4. "Nürnberg scheitert bei Suche nach Stadion-Sponsor" (in German). 3 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
Preceded by
Hampden Park
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
De Kuip
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