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 hybrid 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).

Matches[edit]

2008 UEFA Euro 2008[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2008 UEFA Euro.

The following games were played at the stadium during the 2008 UEFA Euro:

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Spectators
7 June 2008 20:45 Portugal Portugal 2–0 Turkey Turkey Group A 29,016
11 June 2008 18:00 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1–3 Portugal Portugal Group C 29,016
15 June 2008 20:45 Turkey Turkey 3–2 Czech Republic Czech Republic Group C 29,016

International matches[edit]

Date Result Competition
30 March 2003 Switzerland   1–2  Italy Friendly
11 June 2003 Switzerland   3–2  Albania UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying
20 August 2003 Switzerland   0–2  France Friendly
28 April 2004 Switzerland   2–1  Slovenia Friendly
12 November 2005 England  3–2  Argentina Friendly
16 November 2005 Italy  1–1  Ivory Coast Friendly
31 May 2006 Switzerland   1–1  Italy Friendly
4 June 2006 Brazil  4–0  New Zealand Friendly
7 June 2006 Spain  2–1  Croatia Friendly
2 September 2006 Austria  2–2  Costa Rica Friendly
6 September 2006 Switzerland   2–0  Costa Rica Friendly
22 August 2007 Switzerland   2–1  Netherlands Friendly
20 August 2008 Switzerland   4–1  Cyprus Friendly
11 February 2009 Switzerland   1–1  Bulgaria Friendly
1 April 2009 Switzerland   2–0  Moldova 2010 World Cup Qualification
14 November 2009 Switzerland   0–1  Norway Friendly
5 June 2010 Switzerland   1–1  Italy Friendly
17 November 2010 Switzerland   2–2  Ukraine Friendly
9 February 2011 Argentina  2–1  Portugal Friendly
10 August 2011 Ivory Coast  4–3  Israel Friendly
14 November 2012 Albania  0–0  Cameroon Friendly
21 March 2013 Italy  2–2  Brazil Friendly
8 June 2013 Switzerland   1–0  Cyprus 2014 World Cup Qualification
10 June 2013 Croatia  0–1  Portugal Friendly
10 September 2013 Spain  2–2  Chile Friendly
25 May 2014 Kosovo  1–3  Senegal Friendly
4 June 2014 Algeria  2–1  Romania Friendly
16 June 2015 Italy  0–1  Portugal Friendly
28 May 2016 Switzerland   1–2  Belgium Friendly
25 March 2017 Switzerland   1–0  Latvia 2018 World Cup Qualification
26 March 2018 Portugal  0–3  Netherlands Friendly
31 May 2018 Morocco  0–0  Ukraine Friendly
1 June 2018 Tunisia  2–2  Turkey Friendly
4 June 2018 Morocco  2–1  Slovakia Friendly
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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  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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