Stadium view St Jakob's Park in Basel, the home stadium of FC Basel. It was the first multi-functional stadium in Switzerland when it was opened in 2001 with a modern infrastructure complete with solar panels on the roof. (Keystone) Keystone St Jakob's Park was enlarged in 2005 so that it now has space for 42,500 spectators. The stadium also houses a shopping centre, offices, restaurants, and fitness centre and even an old people's home! (Reuters) Keystone The Stade de Suisse in Bern is home to BSC Young Boys. It was earlier called the Wankdorf Stadium. The final of the 1954 World Cup between Germany and Hungary was played at this legendary venue. (Keystone) Keystone The Wankdorf was torn down in 2001. The Stade de Suisse was built on the same spot with the world's largest integrated solar panel system built into the tribune roof. The new stadium has a 32,000-spectator capacity.(Keystone) Keystone The Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, where FC Zurich play their home games. The stadium was opened in September 2007. (Keystone) Keystone The new Letzigrund has a capacity of 30,000 spectators. A characteristic feature of the building is a covered ramp that leads directly to the stadium restaurant. (Keystone) Keystone The Stade de Genève, home to FC Servette. The stadium was opened in 2003 and lies between railway tracks and a motorway near the French border. (Keystone) Keystone The Stade de Genève can hold 30,000 spectators. It's prominent features include a train station, conference rooms, a hotel and ... an entertainment centre! (Keystone) Keystone And now Austria...The stadium in Salzburg from above. FC Red Bull Salzburg play at the Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim. It was opened in 2003, covering a total area of 15 hectares. (RDB) RDB Following an enlargement, the Salzburg stadium now holds 30,000 spectators. It also has restaurants, recreation centre, a fitness area plus games rooms. (Keystone) Keystone The new Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck, where FC Tirol Innsbruck plays. The stadium was built within 18 months and opened in 2000. (Keystone) Keystone The Tivoli Stadium holds 30,000 spectators. It has a large shopping centre together with sports shops, meeting rooms and a fitness centre. (Keystone) Keystone The Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt. FC Kärnten play here. The stadium was modelled on St Jakob's Park in Basel and opened in 2007. (Keystone) Keystone The Klagenfurt stadium holds nearly 32,000 spectators. A hotel, a shopping centre and a recreation/fitness centre are housed under its roof. (Keystone) Keystone The Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, that opened in 2005 following a renovation. The old stadium in Vienna played host to the Uefa Champions league final in 1995. (Keystone) Keystone The Ernst Happel Stadium has enough space for 50,000 spectators. Happel was a famous Austrian football player who later became an extremely successful coach. He died in 1997, aged 67. (Keystone) Keystone Welcome to Basel, Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Vienna! This content was published on December 20, 2007 December 20, 2007 More More Why people in Switzerland trust the state Stable country, stable money, stable lifestyles: in comparison, many things run smoothly in Switzerland. One factor is the high level of trust. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newest first Oldest first Load more More More SWI swissinfo.ch recognised at quality journalism awards SWI swissinfo.ch has won a prize in the “science and environment” category of an annual award organised by the magazine ‘Private’.
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