St. Jakob Stadium

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St. Jakob Stadium
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LocationBasel, Switzerland
Coordinates47°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
OwnerGenossenschaft Stadion St. Jakob-Park
Capacity51,500 (1954)
36,800 (1998)
Record attendancec. 60,000[citation needed]
Opened24 April 1954
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 the 1954 FIFA World Cup matches and four European Cup Winners' Cup finals.

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

Pink Floyd performed here on 26 July 1988 as part of their A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour and on 6 and 7 August 1994 as part of their The Division Bell Tour.

Tina Turner performed here 5 times during her Break Every Rule Tour on 27 June 1987, Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour on 16 and 17 June 1990, What's Love? Tour on 3 September 1993, Wildest Dreams Tour on 5 July 1996.

Michael Jackson performed in front of 50,000 people during his Bad World Tour in 16 June 1988. Actress Elizabeth Taylor and singer Bob Dylan attended the show. Jackson planned a Dangerous World Tour concert in Basel on 11 September 1992 but the show was cancelled because the singer was ill. Jackson performed in Basel his last Swiss concert on 25 July 1997 in front of over 48,000 people during his HIStory World Tour.

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

Important games[edit]

1954 World Cup[edit]

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

Hungary 8–3 West Germany
Kocsis Goal 3'21'69'78'
Puskás Goal 17'
Hidegkuti Goal 52'54'
J. Tóth Goal 75'
Report Pfaff Goal 25'
Rahn Goal 77'
Herrmann Goal 84'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 56,000

Uruguay 7–0 Scotland
Borges Goal 17'47'57'
Míguez Goal 30'83'
Abbadie Goal 54'85'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 34,000

England 4–4 (a.e.t.) Belgium
Broadis Goal 26'63'
Lofthouse Goal 36'91'
Report Anoul Goal 5'71'
Coppens Goal 67'
Dickinson Goal 94' (o.g.)
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Emil Schmetzer (West Germany)

Switzerland  4–1 Italy
Hügi Goal 14'85'
Ballaman Goal 48'
Fatton Goal 90'
Report Nesti Goal 67'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 28,655[1]
Referee: Benjamin Griffiths (Wales)

Uruguay 4–2 England
Borges Goal 5'
Varela Goal 39'
Schiaffino Goal 46'
Ambrois Goal 78'
Report Lofthouse Goal 16'
Finney Goal 67'
St. Jakob Stadium, Basel
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Carl Erich Steiner (Austria)

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


  1. ^ "European football teams database - Group 4 Play-off".
Preceded by
De Kuip
European Cup Winners' Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
Prater Stadium
Preceded by
De Kuip
European Cup Winners' Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
Heysel Stadium
Preceded by
Parc des Princes
European Cup Winners' Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
Heysel Stadium
Preceded by
European Cup Winners' Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
De Kuip