Euro 2008 stadiums (Austria and Switzerland)
|Tournament name||Design||Construction||City||Country||Tournament capacity|
|St. Jakob-Park||Basel||39 730|
|Wörtherseestadion||See||Klagenfurt am Wörthersee||31 957|
|EM-Stadion Wals-Siezenheim||Salzburg||31 895|
|Tivoli Neu||Innsbruck||31 600|
|Stade de Genéve||Geneve||31 228|
|Stade de Suisse||See||Bern||31 120|
Vienna: Experts recommend building from scratch
Ernst-Happel-Stadion isn't viable in the long term, a brand new national stadium should be erected instead. But the current one is a listed monument, which may be a major issue.
Austria: Too expensive and too empty. Harsh report for Klagenfurt
Carinthian Court of Audit released its report regarding Wörthersee Stadion. The Euro 2008 venue proved 43% more expensive than planned, while it’s half full barely once a season.
Euro 2016: The largest Euro in history
Average capacity of every stadium outgrew all European Championships held in this century. Ticket number highest in history, but how does attendance look so far? Let’s see!
Austria: Court opens Klagenfurt stadium, but on conditions…
The “temporary” seats built for Euro 2008 may be used again, but only if the stadium is made less onerous to local residents. MeinBezirk.at report.
Austria: Scandal in Klagenfurt, court finds stands “illegal”
Euro 2008 host ground in Klagenfurt is costing the city way too much, both financially and in terms of bad publicity. Court has now closed most sections of the building and important games are cancelled.
Austria: Klagenfurt stadium to be renovated by late 2013
Dismantling the temporary upper stands would cost the city of Klagenfurt more than upgrading them to become a permanent structure. All works to improve Hypo Arena are to be done by the end of 2013, according to Kleine Zeitung.
Austria: 'Temporary' stadiums proving quite a problem
They were supposed to be downsized to avoid the so-called 'white elephant effect', but implementing the new solution of temporary stands proved to be more problematic than building too big stadia in the first place.
Euro 2012: All-time attendance record confirmed!
In total, Euro 2012 games were seen by some 1,440,000 people. Even keeping in mind that some sold tickets went unused, this is a very impressive figure. Euro 1996 record has been beaten by over 200,000 people.
Euro 2012: Over 1,000,000 people – record broken, new one to come
Most previous Euro hosts have been working on results like these until semifinals or even final game. Meanwhile yesterday’s last group games brought total number of spectators to over 1 million people. Poland and Ukraine would have to witness a disaster not to set a new Euro record of attendance.
Euro 2012: Poland and Ukraine going for attendance record!
Only in the first round of the group phase 356,000 people came to 8 stadia of the tournament. That means so far attendance is highest since the introduction of individual seats and 16-team format.