St. Jakob Stadium

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For the current stadium, see St. Jakob-Park.
St. Jakob Stadium
Joggeli
Location Basel, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°32′29″N 7°37′12″E / 47.54139°N 7.62000°E / 47.54139; 7.62000Coordinates: 47°32′29″N 7°37′12″E / 47.54139°N 7.62000°E / 47.54139; 7.62000
Built 1953–1954
Opened 24 April 1954
Closed 1998
Owner Genossenschaft Stadion St. Jakob-Park
Capacity 51,500 (1954) – 36,800 (1998)
Record attendance c. 60,000[citation needed]
Tenants
FC Concordia Basel, FC Basel (1964–1998)

The St. Jakob Stadium was a football stadium in Basel, Switzerland and the former home of Swiss club FC Basel. It was built in 1954, and as well as serving as a club stadium, it hosted several important matches, including a 1954 FIFA World Cup semi-final and four Cup Winners' Cup finals.

Tickets and posters for a planned Madonna concert on August 31, 1987, were printed, but the event never materialised, because of failed negotiations between Madonna's management and the Swiss concert promoter, Good News. A gig in Nice, France was instead organised for that date.

The St. Jakob-Park has been built in its place. It was nicknamed "Joggeli" by Basel supporters.

Important games[edit]

1954 World Cup Games[edit]

During the 1954 FIFA World Cup, St. Jakob Stadium hosted 4 group stage matches, one quarter-final match, and one semi-final match.

20 June 1954
16:50
Hungary  8 – 3  West Germany
Kocsis Goal 3', Goal 21', Goal 67', Goal 78'
Puskás Goal 17'
Hidegkuti Goal 50', Goal 54'
J. Tóth Goal 73'
(Report) Pfaff Goal 25'
Rahn Goal 77'
Herrmann Goal 81'
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Ling (England)
Attendance: 56,000

19 June 1954
16:50
Uruguay  7 – 0  Scotland
Borges Goal 17', Goal 47', Goal 57'
Míguez Goal 30', Goal 83'
Abbadie Goal 54', Goal 85'
(Report)  
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Orlandini (Italy)
Attendance: 43,000

17 June 1954
18:10
England  4 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Belgium
Broadis Goal 26', Goal 63'
Lofthouse Goal 36', Goal 91'
(Report) Anoul Goal 5', Goal 71'
Coppens Goal 67'
Dickinson Goal 94' (o.g.)
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Schmetzer (West Germany)
Attendance: 40,000

23 June 1954
18:00
Switzerland   4 – 1  Italy
Hügi Goal 14', Goal 85'
Ballaman Goal 48'
Fatton Goal 90'
(Report) Nesti Goal 67'
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Griffiths (Wales)
Attendance: 30,000

26 June 1954
17:00
Uruguay  4 – 2  England
Borges Goal 5'
Varela Goal 39'
Schiaffino Goal 46'
Ambrois Goal 78'
(Report) Lofthouse Goal 16'
Finney Goal 67'
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Steiner (Austria)
Attendance: 35,000

30 June 1954
18:00
West Germany  6 – 1  Austria
Schäfer Goal 31'
Morlock Goal 47'
F. Walter Goal 54' (pen), Goal 64' (pen)
O. Walter Goal 61', Goal 89'
(Report) Probst Goal 51'
Basel, St. Jakob Stadium
Ref: Orlandini (Italy)
Attendance: 58,000

European Cup finals[edit]

Preceded by
De Kuip
Rotterdam
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

1969 / match report
Succeeded by
Prater Stadium
Vienna
Preceded by
De Kuip
Rotterdam
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

1975 / match report
Succeeded by
Heysel Stadium
Brussels
Preceded by
Parc des Princes
Paris
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

1979 / match report
Succeeded by
Heysel Stadium
Brussels
Preceded by
Ullevi
Gothenburg
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

1984 / match report
Succeeded by
De Kuip
Rotterdam