Olympiastadion Berlin

Olympiastadion, Berlin

The olympic stadium of Berlin, Germany is a multi-sports arena in the west of the city, belonging to the area of Charlottenburg-Willmersdorf. It is home to the soccer club Hertha BSC Berlin, hosts the annual final of the DFB soccer cup and was the place of the final of the Soccer World Championship in 2006. Nearly 75.000 spectators can watch matches here at the same time.

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Westfalenstadion, Dortmund

The Westfalenstadion (nowadays called “Signal Iduna Park”) is a soccer stadium in Dortmund, Germany and home to the Ballsportverein Borussia (BVB). It has been built in 1974 and has space for 80.000 supporters. Special feature is the “yellow wall” on the south side, huge stands for the frenetic supporters of BVB, forming an impressive background.

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Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover

The Niedersachsenstadion (Stadium of Lower Saxony, also called HDI-Arena or AWD-Arena after current or previous sponsors) is the home stadium of the soccer club Hannover 96 and sometimes also used for other events like concerts. It has been built in 1954 and has 49.000 seats. It was part of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, 1988 European Championship and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho

Estádio do Maracanã

The Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, better known as Estádio do Maracanã (named after a bird living in this region), is the most important soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It was where Germany won the world cup in 2014, but it was also the place for one of the worst events in Brazilian soccer history: Brazil lost against Uruguay in the final of the world cup of 1950. Brazilians refer to this game as the Maracanaço. Continue reading “Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho”

Volkswagen Arena

Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg, Germany is a town in lower saxony founded officially as the Stadt des ‘Kraft durch Freude’-Wagens nahe Fallersleben for only one purpose: building cars. Volkswagen, the partly state-owned enterprise tries to make the city more worth living and has therefore built the Volkswagen Arena, home to the (Volkswagen supported) Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg.

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