- Address: Mörfelder Landstraße 362, Frankfurt am Main
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 58,000
- Opened: 21 May 1925
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Eintracht Frankfurt (football)
Extra stadium info – Deutsche Bank Park
The stadium, which became one of the largest German sports venues by capacity, opened as the Waldstadion. It was known as the Commerzbank-Arena between 2005 and 2020. The venue hosted five FIFA World Cup matches in 1974. It also hosted five FIFA World Cup matches in 2006. The first FIFA World Cup game at the venue ended in a 0-0 draw in front of 62,000 spectators. In 2011, the stadium hosted the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Germany, with 48,000 people in attendance. The final was won by the women’s national football team of Japan after defeating the United States.
The Frankfurt Galaxy
The Frankfurt Galaxy played numerous home games at the Deutsche Bank Park. They won the World Bowl several times. In 1995, the Frankfurt Galaxy won the World Bowl for the first time in their history. They won the championship game after beating the Amsterdam Admirals, a former American football club from the Netherlands. The match took place in the Dutch city of Amsterdam in front of 23,000 spectators.
Eintracht Frankfurt, one of the first sports clubs from Germany with 1 million followers on its main social media page, moved to the Deutsche Bank Park in 1925. They were crowned German football champions in 1959 for the first time in their history. In 1960, Eintracht Frankfurt reached the final of the European championship for football clubs for the first time in their history. They lost the game against the world famous Spanish side Real Madrid 7-3. 127,000 people attended the match, which took place in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Eintracht Frankfurt reached the final after beating Rangers Football Club from the United Kingdom. Real Madrid reached the final after defeating their arch-rivals FC Barcelona.
The group stage of the UEFA Champions League
In 2022, Eintracht Frankfurt made their debut in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, the first sports competition with 100 million followers on its main social media page. That year, they returned to the European championship for football clubs after an absence of 63 years. In 2022, Eintracht Frankfurt finished below the English club Tottenham Hotspur in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. They finished above the Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal and the French club Olympique de Marseille in the group stage. Eintracht Frankfurt drew an average home attendance of 50,000 in 17 German top-flight league matches during that football season.