Stade de Suisse
Club: BSC Young Boys | Opening: 2005 | Capacity: 32,000 seats
History and description
Stade de Suisse was built at the site of Bern’s famous Wankdorfstadion. The old stadium got demolished in 2001, after which was started with the construction of the new one.
Stade de Suisse officially opened on the 30th of July 2005. A first test match had already been played 14 days earlier when Young Boys took on Olympique de Marseille (2-3).
The stadium was one of the playing venues of the Euro 2008 championships, during which it hosted three group matches.
Stade de Suisse has had an artificial pitch since 2006, though it was replaced with a natural one for the European Championships.
Stade de Suisse is located in the north of Bern, about 2.5 kilometres from the city centre and main railway station.
The stadium can be reached by taking exit Wankdorf from either the A1 or A6. From there follow the signs to the stadium.
There are various ways to get to the stadium by public transport. From the main railway station you can take tram 9 in the direction of Guisanplatz, which is also where you get off.
You can also take one of the various S-Bahn (overground metro) lines to Bern Wankdorf station. Line S1, S2, S3, S4, S31, and S44 all connect with the station.’
Finally, you can also take bus 20 to Wankdorf Bahnhof.
Address: Papiermühlestrasse 77, 3014 Bern
Eat, drink, and sleep
Stade de Suisse is located in a rather quiet residential area with few bars and restaurants around. It is therefore likely a better idea to eat and drink in Bern’s city centre.
There are a few hotels in the area around Stade de Suisse. Novotel Bern Expo and Hotel Restaurant Jardin are closest, get good reviews, but also come in the higher price categories. Hotel Alpenblick and Hotel Waldhorn are alternatives that are a little cheaper, but also somewhat further away. Hotel Pension Marthahaus seems one of the best deals in the area and is also at walking distance.
Tickets for Young Boys matches can be bought online, by phone +41 (31) 344 88 77, or at the Ticket Office at the stadium.
Tickets can also be purchased at any of the other pre-sale points, of which the ones at the Genfergasse 11, Aarbergergasse 53, and Spitalgasse 47-51 (all in the city centre) are centrally located. Alternatively one can buy tickets via the Ticketcorner sales outlets.
Tickets are generally also available at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match. As Young Boys’ attendances are among the highest in the league, it may sell out the occasional high-profile match.
Ticket prices range from CHF 35.00 for a seat behind the goal to CHF 70.00 for a seat at the main stand. For more information call +41 31 344 88 77 or email email@example.com.
Stade de Suisse offers guided stadium tours that last about 75 minutes.
Tours run every Saturday at 3:00 pm except on matchdays or when there is an event at the stadium.
Reservations are required and can be made by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +41 (0) 844 121 123 (at least 7 days in advance). The tour costs CHF 20.00.
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