Letzigrund

Capacity25 000
Country Switzerland
CityZurich
ClubsFussballclub Zürich, Grasshopper-Club Zürich
Inauguration 30.08.2007
Construction 08.2006-08.2007
Cost 66,5mln €
Design Bétrix & Consolascio Architekten
Design time 2004
Other Covered tennis court, 2 training pitches, restaurant

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Description: Letzigrund

New stadium for Zurich had to be built in order for the city to host Euro 2008. And since chances to rebuild Hardturm were closing to none, decision was made to make the athletics venue Letzigrund city’s host stadium. It was demolished in 2006 and rebuilt along 2004 design by Bétrix & Consolascio Architekten. For some €66,5m a stadium for some 30,000 people was built.

After the European Championships some seats in one curve were removed due to supporter demand and the stadium with a very distinctive roof serves both of the city’s largest clubs until a football-specific stadium is built. Traditionally, though, Letzigrund has always been a venue for athletics and thus was the only Euro 2008 arena in Switzerland to have a running track.

In 2009 cracks started to appear on roof supports. After extensive research the roof was found secure.

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