Olympiastadion Berlin

 
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* Address: Olympischer Platz 3, Berlin
* Country: Germany
* Capacity: 74,000
* Opened: 1 August 1936
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Hertha (football)

Extra stadium info – Olympiastadion Berlin

The stadium is known as a venue for several events, like American football, athletics, baseball, concerts, handball and football. It was built for the Games of the Olympiad in 1936. The stadium also possessed a special stand for Adolf Hitler and his political associates. The venue broke the record attendance for a baseball game, when 110,000 spectators showed up. It hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1974. The 2006 FIFA World Cup final, which was won by the national football team of Italy after defeating France, was played at the stadium in front of 69,000 spectators. It was the most watched sports match in 2006. The French football star Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his last-ever match for the national football team of France after headbutting Marco Materazzi’s chest in retaliation to Materazzi’s verbal provocation.

The Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt set the 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds at the stadium in 2009. He won his first gold medal in athletics at the Games of the Olympiad in 2008 and he became the first sprinter with 10 million followers on his main social media page. Hertha BSC, nicknamed Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady), were founded in 1892 under a different name. They were crowned German football champions in 1930 for the first time in their history after winning the fifth consecutive final of the German top division the club played in. In 1931, Hertha BSC won the German top division for the second time in their history. Hertha are among the first German sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page.

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