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Mercedes-Benz Arena

Mercedes Benz Arena is a football stadium located in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Having the capacity of 60,441, the venue is a multi-purpose stadium and serves as a home ground for VfB Stuttgart.


On 22 November 1950, right after the second World War, stadium had recorded its highest attendance of 103,000 spectators during a match between Germany and Switzerland.


Apart from football, stadium has also hosted some athletics tournament including 1986 European Athletics Championships and 1993 World Athletics Championships.


Mercedes-Benz Arena


History


The opening ceremony of the stadium took place on 26 July 1933 with the German Gymnastics Championship. Then it was known as Adolf-Hitler Kampfbahn Stadium, but after the second World War, its name has been changed to Century stadium.


In 1959, the stadium hosted European Cup final between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims, in which Real Madrid tasted a 2-0 victory.


In 2008, Stuttgart removed the athletics track from the stadium and changed it into a proper football venue. At the same time, it was renamed to Mercedes-Benz Arena.


Major Matches


In 1974, the stadium hosted four games of FIFA World Cup, including a nail-biter between Argentina and Italy. Though, match finished on a tie but was proved to be valued for money.


In 1988, Arena held two matches of UEFA European Football Championship. In one of them, Soviet Union beat Italy by 2-0 and booked their place in the final.


Recent Matches


VfB Stuttgart won its second match of Bundesliga 2017-18 season which was against Mainz. Badstuber was the only scorer of the match.


On 17 September 58,932 people witnessed a match between Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund, in which Stuttgart continued its winning streak.


Before 8 December 2017, Stuttgart was unbeaten on this Arena but later tasted two back to back defeats against Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich by 0-2 and 0-1 respectively.

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