Weserstadion

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Weserstadion
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Weserstadion
Weserstadion in 2011
Full name Weserstadion
Location Bremen, Germany
Capacity 42,500 (League Matches),
37,441 (International matches)
Field size 105 × 68 m
Surface grass
Tenants
Werder Bremen
Construction
Built 1923
Opened 1924
Renovated 1963–1965, 1989, 2005, 2008

The Weserstadion (German pronunciation: [ˈveːzɐˈʃtaːdi̯ɔn]) is a multi-purpose stadium in Bremen, Germany. The Weserstadion is scenically situated on the north bank of the Weser River and is surrounded by lush green parks (the name 'Werder' is a regional German word for “river peninsula”). The city center is only about a kilometer away. It is the home stadium of German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen.

It presented a bid to be a host city in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was ultimately turned down.

Legendary artists that have performed at the stadium include Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Tina Turner and Van Halen, among others.

The Weser Stadium is in a current state of modification, for the most part controlled by Hauke Wilkens.[citation needed] The Stadium will be transformed into a pure football venue, with the purpose of tightening the atmosphere by moving the spectators closer to the pitch.[1] Modifications therefore include the removal of the space in front of the curves with the addition of a third tier.

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Coordinates: 53°3′59.02″N 8°50′15.46″E / 53.0663944°N 8.8376278°E / 53.0663944; 8.8376278