Gottlieb Daimler Stadium

Gottlieb Daimler Stadium

The Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, now called the Mercedes-Benz Arena, is located in Stuttgart. It is home to local football team, VfB Stuttgart.

Built in 1933, the stadium has had an interesting history. It was originally known as the "Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn". In 1945 it quickly renamed Century Stadium and used by US soldiers for baseball until 1949. After then it was called Neckarstadion. This name stuck, until 1993, when the local council decided to dedicate the stadium to Gottlieb Daimler. This resulted in it being renamed the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion. It has since (in 2008) become the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Location: Stuttgart

Capacity: 68,900

Construction: 1933, Renovated on several occasions, most recently 2009 - 2011.

Matches: France 0 : 0 Switzerland (June 13), Netherlands 2 : 1 Ivory Coast (June 16), Spain 3 : 1 Tunisia (June 19), Croatia 2 : 2 Australia (June 22), England 1 : 0 Ecuador (June 25) and the third place match on July 8 - Germany 3 : 1 Portugal

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