The Fritz-Walter-Stadion, located in the city of Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is the home to the Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern. It was named after FC Kaiserslautern player, Fritz Walter, who played for the club throughout his career and who was captain of the West Germany national team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. It was used to host five matches in World Cup 2006.
In preparation for the World Cup the Fritz-Walter-Stadion underwent a 76.5 million Euro upgrade. This included increasing capacity from 38,500 to 48,500.
Construction: 1920, Renovated several times, most recently 2005.
Matches: Australia 1 : 0 Japan (June 12), Italy 1 : 1 USA (June 17), Paraguay 2 : 0 Trinidad and Tobago (June 20), Saudi Arabia 0 : 1 Spain (June 23), and on June 26 - Italy 1 : 0 Australia.
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