Club: FC Luzern | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 17,000 (3,000 standing)
History and description
The swissporarena was built on the same site as Luzern’s old Stadion Allmend. Construction started in September 2009 and was completed almost 2 years later. Total costs of construction amounted to CHF 80 million.
The swissporarena officially opened on the 3rd of September 2011 with a friendly between Luzern and Hamburger SV (2-2). A month earlier, on the 31st of July, Luzern had already played a first league match at the stadium against FC Thun (0-0).
The swissporarena is located slightly more than 2 kilometres south of Luzern’s city centre and main railway station.
If arriving by car from the A2 motorway, take exit Luzern-Horw, and turn onto the Ringstrasse. Follow for almost 2 kilometres until the crossing with the Horwerstrasse. Turn left and continue until you see the stadium on your right. Signs to Allmend/Messe will help along the way.
By public transport take bus 20 from the main railway station in the direction of Technikumstrasse. Get off at stop Allmend/Messe. Buses go four times an hour, the ride takes about 8 minutes.
Alternatively, take overground metro (S-Bahn) S4 or S5, and get off at stop Kriens Mattenhof. It is a 10-minute walk from there.
Address: Horwerstrasse 91, 6005 Luzern
Tickets for FC Luzern matches can be bough directly online or via Ticketportal, by phone via the Tickethotline +41 (0) 900 317 000, at the Fanshop at the stadium, or at the Neue Luzerner Zeitung at the Pilatusstrasse 12 (about 200 metres from the main railway station).
Ticket can also be bought on the day of the match at the gates of the stadium. However, since moving into their new stadium Luzern has seen a steep increase in attendances and will regularly sell out the high-profile matches.
Ticket prices range from CHF 28.00 for the standing area, to CHF 33.00 for a seat in one of the corners, and CHF 100.00 for one at the main stand.
The swissporarena organises guided stadium tours that last about 90 minutes. Tours do not include the home dressing room.
Tours run about once every few months, generally on a Wednesday at 5:00 pm. For dates and bookings check online. A minimum participation of 10 people is required for the tour to go on.
The tour costs CHF 18.00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +41 (0) 41 317 09 09 for more information.
Relevant Internet links
FCL.ch – Official website of FC Luzern.
Swissporarena.ch – Official website of the swissporarena.
Luzern.com – Tourist information for the city of Luzern.
VBL.ch – Luzern public transport information.
Sbb.ch – Public transport journey planner.