- Address: Badenerstrasse 500, Zürich
- Country: Swiss Confederation
- Capacity: 26,000
- Opened: 30 August 2007
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: FC Zürich (football), Grasshopper Club Zürich (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadion Letzigrund
The construction of the stadium, which is also sometimes used for athletics and concerts, started in 2005. Several world famous artists performed at the stadium. It was one of the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship venues. On 9 June 2008, the stadium named Stadion Letzigrund hosted its first match for the tournament. The game between the national football teams of the French Republic and Romania ended in a draw. The second 2008 UEFA European Football Championship match at the venue was a match between Romania and the Italian Republic. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. The stadium also hosted a 2008 UEFA European Football Championship game between the French Republic and the Italian Republic. The Italians won the game.
FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich
FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich both use the stadium named Stadion Letzigrund for home games. The first football match at the venue was a match between FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich. FC Zürich won the game 4-0. Raffael Caetano de Araújo from Brazil scored twice for FC Zürich in the match. Grasshopper Club Zürich was founded in 1886. FC Zürich was founded in 1896. They both won the top-flight football league of the Swiss Confederation, also known as Switzerland, various times.
The European championship for football clubs
In 1964, FC Zürich became the second Swiss football club in a European championship semi-final. The Young Boys became the first one in 1959. In 1964, FC Zürich were defeated by the Spanish side Real Madrid CF in the semi-finals of the European championship for football clubs. FC Internazionale Milano from the Italian Republic were crowned football champions of Europe that year. In 1977, FC Zürich returned in the semi-finals of the continental championship. They faced the English side Liverpool FC in the semi-finals. Liverpool FC were crowned European football champions that year.
The UEFA Champions League
In 1996, Grasshopper Club Zürich became the first Swiss football club in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. They faced Ferencváros in their first-ever UEFA Champions League game. The European championship match took place in the city of Zürich in front of 15,000 fans. GCZ finished below the Dutch side Ajax, the Spanish side Real Madrid and the Hungarian side Ferencváros in the group stage of the tournament.