- Address: Fritz-Walter-Straße 1, Kaiserslautern
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 49,000
- Opened: 13 May 1920
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: 1. FC Kaiserslautern (football)
Extra stadium info – Fritz-Walter-Stadion
The stadium, which opened as the Betzenbergstadion, was renovated various times. It is named after Friedrich Walter, who was born in Kaiserslautern in 1920. He played hundreds of matches for 1. FC Kaiserslautern during his senior football career. Friedrich Walter won the 1954 FIFA World Cup after beating Hungary 3-2. He was the captain of his national football team during the 1954 FIFA World Cup final. Ferenc Purczeld, commonly known as Ferenc Puskás, was the captain of Hungary during the final. He is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time. Ferenc Puskás won various trophies with the world famous Spanish side Real Madrid.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup
The Fritz-Walter-Stadion hosted five football matches for the FIFA World Cup in 2006. The first FIFA World Cup match at the venue was won by Australia after defeating Japan 3-1. 46,000 spectators attended the game. The second FIFA World Cup match at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion was a game between the Italian Republic and the United States. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. The national football teams of Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago also played at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Die Roten Teufel
1. FC Kaiserslautern, nicknamed Die Roten Teufel (The Red Devils), use the stadium for home games. The club became one of the first sports clubs from Germany with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the German top-flight league several times. In 1951, they were crowned German football champions for the first time in their history. 1. FC Kaiserslautern won the German cup tournament in 1990 for the first time in their history. They won the title after defeating Werder Bremen 3-2 in front of a crowd of 76,000. 1. FC Kaiserslautern drew an average home attendance of 25,000 during that domestic league season.