|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.
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