Where is St Jakob Park in Basel Switzerland?
St. Jakob-Park is located in the south-east of the city of Basel, about 3 kilometres from Basel’s city centre and slightly less from the central railway station (Bahnhoff SBB). Part of the St. Jakob-Park complex are a shopping mall and a 70-metre tall residential tower. The stadium lies adjacent to the A2 motorway. Take exit St. Jakob.
What is the name of FC Basel’s new stadium?
St. Jakob-Park is the name of FC Basel’s current home ground which replaced the club’s former stadium, slightly confusingly known as St. Jakob Stadium. The previous stadium first opened in time for the 1954 World Cup, and was famous for hosting four Cup Winners’ Cup finals but by the 1990s it was beginning to show its age.
Which is the main train station in Basel?
The main railway station of the city is known as Basel SBB, and it is located 3.0km west of St. Jakob’s Park stadium. Whilst the walk can be done in just under 40 minutes, it’s much easier to catch the tram directly to the ground which has a dedicated station known as “St. Jakob”.
What was the original capacity of St Jakob Park?
The original capacity was 33,433 and today the capacity sits at 38,512 although it is very unlikely that this number will increase for the foreseeable future as FC Basel only tend to sell out a few fixtures per season such as Champions League matches. Below is a seating plan of Basel’s St. Jakob-Park:
When did St Jakob Park open for football?
St. Jakob Park is a fairly modern stadium; construction started on 13 December 1998, replacing the former St. Jakob Stadium. The re-opening game took place 15 March 2001.
Where to stay close to St Jakob Park?
There are few hotels near St. Jakob-Park, but if you do need to stay close, then the small B&B Auf dem Wolf is an excellent option. It lies right next to stadium and gets splendid reviews. Hotel Coop is an alternative that is also at walking distance, but apart from that the options are limited.