Club: FC Thun | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 10,000
History and description
The Arena Thun replaced the old Stadion Lachen, which had been the home of Thun since 1954.
Construction of the stadium started in June 2010 and was completed about one year later. The Arena Thun officially opened on the 9th of July 2011 with a friendly between FC Thun and 1. FC Köln (2-2).
The stadium boasts and artificial pitch.
The Arena Thun is located on the south-western edge of the city of Thun a little over 2 kilometres from Thun’s main railway station and city centre.
The arena lies right next to the A6 motorway, which runs in southern direction from Bern. Take exit Thun Süd.
Frequent direct trains connect Thun with Bern, Interlaken, and Zurich. From Thun railway station, take bus 3 in the direction of Allmendingen or Blumenstein. Get off at stop Arena Thun. Buses go frequently and the journey only takes 5 minutes.
Address: Weststrasse 12, 3600 Thun
These points include all Swiss railway (SBB) stations, the BLS travel agencies, the COOP City store at the Freienhofgasse 3 in Thun’s city centre, and the Manor store at the Bahnhofstrasse 3 near the railway station.
Tickets can generally also be bought at the ticket windows of the Arena Thun on the day of the match. Thun only sell out the occasional very high-profile match.
Ticket prices range from CHF 30.00 for a seat behind the goal to CHF 60.00 for a central seat at one of the sides. A ticket for the standing section costs CHF 24.00.
Prices are increased for the home matches versus Basel and Young Boys to between CHF 38.00 and CHF 70.00 for a seat. The cost of standing remains CHF 24.00.
Relevant Internet links
Fcthun.ch – Official website of FC Thun.
Arenathun.ch – Official website of the Arena Thun.
Thun.ch – Thun tourist information.
Stibus.ch – Thun public transport information.
Sbb.ch – Train schedules and public transport journey planner.