- Address: Mercedesstraße 87, Stuttgart
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 23 July 1933
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: VfB Stuttgart (football)
Extra stadium info – Mercedes-Benz Arena
The venue, which has been known as the Mercedes-Benz Arena since 2008, opened in 1933 as the Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1950, when 97,000 people showed up for a football match. The venue hosted its first final of the European championship for football clubs in 1959. The Spanish side Real Madrid won the game against Stade de Reims from the French Republic. Real Madrid won the world championship for football clubs several times. The club is among the major sports clubs in the world. The stadium’s second final of the European championship for football clubs was won by the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven after defeating Benfica from the Portuguese Republic in 1988.
The FIFA World Cup
The stadium hosted FIFA World Cup matches in 1974 and also in 2006. The first FIFA World Cup match at the venue was won by the national football team of Poland after beating the Argentine Republic 3-2. 32,000 people attended the game. The national football teams of Australia, Croatia, Ecuador, England, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Portuguese Republic, Spain, Sweden, the Swiss Confederation and Tunisia also played at the stadium during the FIFA World Cup.
VfB Stuttgart, one of the first German sports clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, have been tenants of the Mercedes-Benz Arena since 1933. The football club was founded in 1893 under a different name. VfB Stuttgart won the Bundesliga, the top-flight football league of Germany, several times. In 1950, they were crowned German football champions for the first time in their history. VfB Stuttgart won the title after beating the Offenbacher Kickers in Berlin in front of 95,000 spectators.
In 1954, VfB Stuttgart won the German cup tournament for the first time in their history after beating 1. FC Köln. They won their first-ever German super cup title in 1992. VfB Stuttgart won the title after winning against Hannover 96. 21,000 people attended the game, which took place in Hanover. VfB Stuttgart drew an average attendance of 27,000 in 17 home games during that league season.