Stade de Genève

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Stade de Genève
Switzerland-Albania play in 2003 at the Stade de Genève
Location 16, Route des Jeunes,[1] 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
Surface Mixto Hybrid Grass[2]
Construction
Built 2001-2003
Opened 30 April 2003
Construction cost CHF 240 million (2003)[3]
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.[4]

Overview[edit]

Portugal vs Croatia, 10 June 2013

The stadium was completed in 2003 by Zschokke Construction S.A.[5] 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.

In the summer of 2016 the stadium was equipped with heated hydbrid turf, Mixto Hybrid Grass by Limonta Sport to cater the needs of football and rugby clubs of Servette.[6] Installation of the new turf prevented Servette FC from playing home on the first three rounds of the 2016–17 Swiss Challenge League.[7]

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 Genève-Servette HC and 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. ^ http://www.stade.ch/
  2. ^ Visentini, Daniel (25 July 2016). "Le Stade de Genève dispose de la Rolls-Royce des pelouses" (in French). Tribune de Genève. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Le Stade de Genève (PDF), Schneider Electric, retrieved 2012-11-30 
  4. ^ http://www.servettefc.ch/eng/infrastructures/stade-de-geneve.php
  5. ^ "Geneva Stadium", Structurae, retrieved 2012-11-30 
  6. ^ Visentini, Daniel (25 July 2016). "Le Stade de Genève dispose de la Rolls-Royce des pelouses" (in French). Tribune de Genève. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Visentini, Daniel (28 July 2016). "Braizat et la défaite: «Je n'en ai pas dormi pendant deux jours" (in French). Tribune de Genène. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 

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