Stade de Genève

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Stade de Genève
Switzerland-Albania play in 2003 at the Stade de Genève
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°10′40.25″N 6°7′38.75″E / 46.1778472°N 6.1274306°E / 46.1778472; 6.1274306Coordinates: 46°10′40.25″N 6°7′38.75″E / 46.1778472°N 6.1274306°E / 46.1778472; 6.1274306
Owner Fondation du Stade de Genève
Capacity 30,084
Construction
Built 2001-2003
Opened 30 April 2003
Construction cost CHF 240 million (2003)[1]
General contractor Zschokke Construction S.A.
Tenants
Servette FC

Stade de Genève, also called Stade de Servette, is a stadium in Geneva. It has a capacity of 30,084. [2]

Overview[edit]

Portugal vs Croatia, 10th June 2013

The stadium was completed in 2003 by Zschokke Construction S.A.[3] after nearly three years of construction. Normally the home venue of Geneva's Servette FC, a Swiss football team, the stadium hosted international friendlies between Argentina and England on November 12, 2005, which England won 3-2 and between New Zealand and Brazil on June 4, 2006, which Brazil won 4-0. The venue played host to three group-stage matches for Group A during UEFA Euro 2008.

A memorable match Turkey-Czech Republic was played in this stadium. The stadium was also used for rugby union, with a 2006-07 Heineken Cup clash between Bourgoin and Munster being moved from Bourgoin's home ground.

NLA Winter Classic[edit]

On January 11, 2014, the National League A played its second Winter Classic (the first one was held on January 14, 2007 at the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf). The game featured the Genève-Servette HC and the Lausanne HC and was played in front of a sellout crowd of 29,400 (the capacity being reduced to 29,400 for security and visibility concerns).

Stade de Genève

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Stade de Genève, Schneider Electric, retrieved 2012-11-30 
  2. ^ http://www.servettefc.ch/eng/infrastructures/stade-de-geneve.php
  3. ^ Geneva Stadium, Structurae, retrieved 2012-11-30 

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