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The Frankenstadion stadium, Nuremberg, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Frankenstadion was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg. It is located next to the Zeppelinfeld. In 1991 it recived its current name, before that it was known simply as the, Urban Stadium. It also neighbors the new Arena Nuernberg. The Stadium is planned to host five games of the 2006 World Cup. During the World-Cup Finals the stadium will be known as "FIFA World Cup Stadium Nuernberg": On March 14 2006, the stadium was renamed for a period of five years in "easyCredit-Stadion", after a financing product of the German bank Norisbank AG.

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The RheinEnergieStadion stadium, Cologne, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The RheinEnergieStadion is the major stadium in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that is primarily used for football. It was built on the site of the two previous Müngersdorfer Stadiums. It is the home of the local Bundesliga team, 1.FC Köln, and of the local NFL Europe team, the Cologne Centurions. The stadium is one of the 12 that will host the 2006 World Cup. The Stadium's name comes from a contract with the local power supplier RheinEnergy AG that will run out in 2009.

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The Veltins Arena stadium, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Veltins Arena is a football stadium in the German city of Gelsenkirchen. Originally named the Arena AufSchalke, it opened in 2001 as the new home ground for the Bundesliga football club FC Schalke 04 and will host 5 matches in the 2006 World Cup, including a quarter-final. Accredited as a UEFA Five-Star Stadium, it has a league capacity of 61,524 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 53,994 (seated only). The naming rights to the stadium were sold on July 1, 2005 to the German brewery Veltins.

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The Commerzbank-Arena stadium, Frankfurt, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Commerzbank-Arena (also historically known as Waldstadion) is a 52,000 seat stadium in Frankfurt, Germany that is primarily used for football and American football. It is the home of the Eintracht Frankfurt and Frankfurt Galaxy. The Waldstadion was first opened in 1925 and during World War II it was also used for political events.

It has been named "Commerzbank-Arena" since July 2005. During the 2006 World Cup, the stadium will be called "FIFA WM Stadion Frankfurt" (in English, "Frankfurt World Cup Stadium"). Large modifications have been made for the tournament with the stadium being nearly completely rebuilt and modernized. Now it is one of Germany's biggest stadiums and there have already been some important events in last year, such as the finale of the Confederations Cup.

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Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Zentralstadion (Central Stadium), located in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany is the home of FC Sachsen Leipzig. The club is currently playing in the Upper League-South.

In 1956 the first Zentralstadion opened, at the time it was the biggest stadium in Germany being able to hold 100,000 spectators. However, over the years it fell in to disuse and was costing the city too much to maintain. In 1997 the city of Leipzig decided to build a new stadium within the old stadium, a modern state of the art stadium only for football. The new stadium was built from December 2000 till March of 2004. The Zentralstadion will host 4 group matches and 1 last 16 game in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

There are bridges built over the old stadium to connect with the new stadium. The roof has an integrated floodlight design and is designed to provide supierior acoustics. The lawn size is 80x120, the actual playing field is 68x105. It has been integrated into the area surronding the stadium by large amounts of trees and other greenery.

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Fritz Walter Stadium (Betzenberg), Kaiserslautern, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Fritz Walter Stadion is the home to the Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern, and is located in the city of Kaiserslautern. It is also one of the stadiums to be used in the 2006 World Cup. Named after Fritz Walter, the captain of the West German side that won the 1954 World Cup, who played for the club throughout his career. The Stadium was built on the Betzenberg Mountain, hence its nickname "Betze", and was inaugurated in 1926.

In 2002 and 2003 renovation of the stadium took place. Before its 2002 renovation the stadium had a capacity of 46,600, 18,600 of those were standing. After the renovation the capacity was increased to 48,500. The Expansion also included a new floodlight system and a media center. The estimated cost of the expansion is 48.3 million Euros.

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Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Gottlieb Daimler Stadium lies at the heart of the 55-hectare NeckarPark Stuttgart. Providing a stunning backdrop to football matches, athletics meets and a comprehensive range of other events, Gottlieb Daimler Stadium is one of Europe’s most advanced and functional sporting arenas. The most eye-catching feature of the stadium is the spectacular steel-cable truss construction of the membrane roof which protects every seat from the elements.

The City of Stuttgart, capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, owns and oversees the running of Gottlieb Daimler Stadium – formerly known as the Neckar Stadium. The arena will host a total of six matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and in preparation for this momentous event which ranks alongside the Olympic Games as the biggest and most important festival of sport on the planet, many aspects of the stadium are currently undergoing further modernisation.

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AWD Arena, Hanover, Germany

June 4th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The AWD-Arena is a football stadium located in Hanover, Germany. The stadium is the home ground of the Bundesliga club Hannover 96. It has a capacity of 48,933.

The stadium was originally known as Niedersachsenstadion, built in 1954. During the 2006 World Cup, the stadium will be called "FIFA WM Stadion Hannover" (in English, "Hanover World Cup Stadium").

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