The easyCredit-Stadion was originally called the Stadtisches Stadion when it was built in 1928. It has undergone various name changes. Called the Victory Stadium from 1945 to 1961, it returned to being known by its original title until 1991 whne it became the Frankenstadion. The name easyCredit-Stadion was the result of a sponsorship 5-year deal with DZ Bank AG in 2006. It is currently known as the Grundig-Stadion.
The stadium hosted five of World Cup 2006 matches. These included four group games and one of the second round matches.
Construction: 1928, Renovated 1988, 2002
Matches: Mexico 3 : 1 Iran (June 11), England 2 : 0 Trinidad and Tobago (June 15), Japan 0 : 0 Croatia (June 18), Ghana 2 : 1 USA (June 22), Portugal 1 : 0 Netherlands (June 25)
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