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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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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