Clubs: Grasshoppers CZ & FC Zurich | Capacity: 18,000 seats| Sched. opening: 2022 | Status: in planning
Credit Suisse Arena is a new stadium that is planned for the site of the old Hardturm stadium, which closed in 2007 and got demolished in 2008.
First plans for a new stadium were made in the early 2000s, and in 2003 official plans were presented for a new 30,000-seater that would be able to host matches at the Euro 2008 Championships. However, resistance of local residents led to delays and instead it was decided to renovate Letzigrund stadium for the tournament.
In 2009, Credit Suisse, who owned the site, stepped out of the project and sold the land to the city. New plans were made for a smaller stadium with 16,000 seats in combination with a shopping centre and hotel, but the plans were voted down in a referendum in 2013.
Next, the city announced a competition for investors to come up with the best project. In the summer of 2016 they announced the winner, which included a stadium with a capacity of 18,000 in combination with housing developments.
In 2018, the people of Zurich voted in favour of the stadium in a referendum though there are still a few legal hurdles to clear before construction can start. The stadium is expected to open before the start of the 2022/23 season.
In 2019, Credit Suisse was announced as naming rights sponsor resulting in the name Credit Suisse Arena.
The new stadium will become the home of both Grasshopper CZ and FC Zurich.