Club: 1. FC Nürnberg | Opening: 1928 | Capacity: 50,000 (13,229 standing)
History and description
Grundig Stadion, originally called Städtisches Stadion, was a project of local architect Otto Ernst Schweizer. The stadium was built between 1926 and 1928, and could initially hold about 50,000 spectators.
The most characteristic feature of the stadium was its octagonal shape, which has remained the only of its kind in Germany
In the 1930s, the stadium and surroundings became an important rally ground of the Nazi Party, and in particular the Hitler Youth. Directly after the War, it then turned into a sports field used by the US Army.
Few football was played at the stadium in its first decades. 1. FC Nürnberg kept playing at their Spielstätte am Zabo ground, and only in 1963 made the move to the larger Städtisches Stadion.
In the next few years, the stadium got gradually expanded, resulting in a capacity of about 75,000 by 1971. The city of Nürnberg, however, passed on the chance to further modernise the stadium and become a host city of the 1974 World Cup.
The stadium underwent a large redevelopment between 1987 and 1991, which included the construction of a roof, but also reduced capacity to just over 50,000. It got subsequently renamed Frankenstadion.
The Frankenstadion got further renovated in 2004 and 2005 in preparation of the 2006 World Cup. During the World Cup, it hosted four group matches and the round of 16 match between Portugal and Holland (1-0).
Right after the World Cup the stadium got renamed again, this time easyCredit-Stadion as a result of a sponsorship deal. This deal expired in 2012, after which a new deal was reached with Grundig, resulting in Grundig Stadion..
(photos of the present Stadion Nürnberg below)
Grundig Stadion is located in the south-east of the city of Nürnberg in a green area of parks and other sports facilities. It lies just over 4 kilometres from Nürnberg’s main railway station, and a little more from the city’s old town.
If arriving from the A9 motorway, take exit 52 Fischbach and follow for Nürnberg Centrum. Continue on the B4 for about 6 kilometres until the crossing with the Hans-Kalb-Straße. Turn left (follow signs for Stadion ARENA). On matchdays electronic signs will guide you toward the stadium.
Alternatively, take exit 59 Nürnberg-Langwasser from the A6 motorway. Follow the Gleiwitzer Straße north until reaching the stadium.
If using public transport, take overground metro (S-bahn) line 2 from the main railway station. Get off at stop Frankenstadion. An alternative is tram 9.
From Nürnberg’s old town (the western side) one can take tram 6. Get off at stop Dutzendteich or Doku-Zentrum.
Address: Max-Morlock-Platz 1, 90471 Nürnberg
Tickets for FC Nürnberg matches can be bought online, at the Service-Center at the stadium, at the Fan-Shop at the Ludwigstraße 46 (old town), or at the Fan-Shop at Nürnberg’s training ground (Valznerweiherstraße 200).
Nürnberg only sell out the occasional high-profile match.
Home matches fall into two pricing categories. Tickets for category B matches, the cheapest, range in price from €23.00 for a seat behind the goal to €47.00 for a central seat at the main stand. A ticket for the standing areas costs €13.00.
Tickets for category A matches, the most expensive, cost between €26.00 and €52.00. Standing costs €15.00.
For more information email email@example.com or call +49 (0) 911 21 73 333.
Grundig Stadion offers guided stadium tours that visit the VIP and press areas, control room, mixed zone, dressing rooms, and police cells. The tour lasts 75 minutes.
Tours run every Thursday at 5:00 pm. In October, November and April this is brought forward to 4:00 pm. No tours run between December and March. There are no tours on match or event days and changes can apply the day before or after a match.
Bookings are not required. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +49 (0) 911 81 86 235.
The tour costs €5.00.
Relevant Internet links
FCN.de – Official website of 1. FC Nürnberg.
Stadion-nuernberg.de – Official website of Grundig Stadion.
Tourismus.nuernberg.de – Official website of the Nürnberg tourist centre.
VGN.de – Public transports information for the Nürnberg area.