The Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, is one of the ten largest football stadiums in German. It was originally built as the Waldstadion in 1925. Since then arena has been through many renovations and has been used for host various types of event - football, athletics, Nazi parades, cycling, etc. The most recent upgrade, in 2005, resulted in a stadium designed primarily for football.
Recent upgrades and its size made the Commerzbank-Arena an unsurprising choice to help host the 2006 World Cup. It was used for four group matches and a quarter-final.
Construction: 1925, Renovated in 1937, 1953, 1974, 2005
Matches: England 1 : 0 Paraguay (June 10), South Korea 2 : 1 Togo (June 13), Portugal 2 : 0 Iran (June 17), Netherlands 0 : 0 Argentina (June 21), and a quarter-final on July 1 - Brazil 0 : 1 France
World Cup 2006 Venues : Olympiastadion, Allianz Arena, Signal Iduna Park, Veltins Arena, Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, AOL Arena, Commerzbank-Arena, Fritz Walter Stadion, Rhein Energy Stadion, AWD Arena, Zentralstadion, easyCredit-Stadion