St. Jakob-Park - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 32.435 E 007° 37.225
32T E 396179 N 5266162
Quick Description: This stadium was the location of 6 games in the 1954 world cup.
Location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 2:35:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM7WK7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member shadow101
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Long Description:
Sankt Jakob Park is a Swiss sports stadium at Basel. It is the largest football venue in Switzerland and home to FC Basel. "Joggeli", as the venue is nicknamed by the locals, was originally built in 1954 for the FIFA Word Cup, and completely rebuilt to meet current standards between 1998 and 2001.

It was also hosting 6 games in the UEFA Euro 2008 and 5 games in the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

After 1954 there were several qualifying matches for world cups in thes stadium:

1957 Switzerland – Scotland
1968 Switzerland – Greece
1973 Switzerland – Turkey
Switzerland – Sweden
1981 Switzerland – England
1989 Switzerland – Belgium
2001 Switzerland – Slovenia
Switzerland – Yugoslavia
2004 Switzerland – Faroe Islands
Switzerland – Ireland
2009 Switzerland Greece
Switzerland Israel
Which World Cup: 1954

Famous matches (optional):
June, 17: England – Belgium 4:4
June, 19: Uruguay – Scotland
June, 20: Hungary – Germany 8:3
June, 23: Italy – Switzerland 1:4
June, 26: (Quarter final) England – Uruguay 2:4
June, 30: (Semi final) Germany – Austria 6:1


Documentation that the stadium was used in a tournament: [Web Link]

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