|16 500 (International capacity)|
|14 500 (Seats)|
|864 (VIP seats)|
|70 (Press seats)|
|32 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||Fussball Club Luzern|
|Inauguration||31.07.2011 (FC Luzern - FC Thun, 0-0)|
|Construction||09.2009 - 07.2011|
|Cost||CHF 79,6 million|
|Design||Daniel Marques, Iwan Bühler|
|Address||Horwerstrasse 91, CH-6005 Luzern|
swissporarena – stadium description
In 2011, while celebrating its centenary, FC Luzern had the chance to open the new ground. Replacing the old but very popular Stadion Allmend was the swissporarena, named that as part of a naming rights deal with the club's prominent sponsor.
Venue worth app. CHF80 mln has been designed by Daniel Marques and Iwan Bühler. Dominating colours are those of the FCL - gold and blue. Gold is seen throughout the facades created with vertical baleens. These allow light to get into the promenade surrounding stands which would otherwise be dark, painted mostly in dark blue. So is the colour of the seats, creating an ellegant impression in this intimate football-specific stadium. In national games it accommodates 17,500 fans of whom 3,000 stand. Thus, when UEFA rules apply, terracing is converted into seating and capacity decreases to 16,500.
Women's EURO 2025: Discover the stadiums of the Swiss tournament
In April this year, the host of the Women's European Football Championship, which will take place in 2025, was announced. Switzerland received the most votes among UEFA delegates, beating a combined proposal from the Nordic countries, Poland and France. Explore the 8 Swiss stadiums that will host the Women's Euro in two years' time.
EURO 2025: The tournament host has been chosen
Several nations competed against each other for the role of EURO 2025 women's host. Despite high hopes for a football feast in each of them, Switzerland was chosen. It is there that the tournament will be held in 2 years.
EURO 2025: The Swiss to host the women’s tournament?
The Swiss Football Federation has officially expressed its desire to host the prestigious event. However, it must deal with competition, as UEFA has previously received proposals from other representatives of the Old Continent.
Euro 2025: Race to host the women’s tournament heats up
Four bids are currently in the competition to become the women's Euro 2025 host. Looking at the whole process, at least one trend seems to be emerging: joined bids. Similarly to the competitions to host men’s Euro 2028 or World Cup 2030, that are shaping up, potential organisers are eager to welcome big tournaments but also look for ways to keep the costs down by joining forces.
Switzerland: The golden stadium to turns into solar farm
Another Swiss stadium will host a solar power plant on its roof. Swissporarena will provide enough clean energy to supply 200 households.
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
Perhaps surprisingly, the three most-supported national teams during Euro 2016 qualifiers were England, Poland and Germany. In that order! Italy and Spain left well behind, while Austria strived.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?