St. Jakob-Park

 
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* Address: St. Jakobs-Strasse 395, Basel
* Country: Swiss Confederation
* Capacity: 38,000
* Opened: 15 March 2001
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: FC Basel (football)

Extra stadium info – St. Jakob-Park

The construction of the stadium, which is nicknamed Joggeli, started in 1998. It is also known as a venue for concerts. The St. Jakob Park hosted six matches for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship. On 7 June 2008, the stadium hosted its first match of the European championship for national football teams. The Swiss Confederation lost the match against the Czech Republic. The national football teams of Germany, the Netherlands, the Portuguese Republic, Russia and Turkey also played at the venue during the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship. The tournament was won by Spain after defeating Germany in the final. Fernando Torres scored the only goal of the match.

Tenants FC Basel, the first sports club from the Swiss Confederation with 1 million followers on its main social media page, was founded in 1893. They were crowned Swiss football champions in 1953 for the first time in their history after gathering 42 points in 26 league games. In 2017, FC Basel became the second Swiss football club with 20 top-flight league titles. They drew an average home attendance of 26,000 in that domestic league season. FC Basel played various times in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, the European championship for football clubs.

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