- Address: Weststrasse 12, Thun
- Country: Swiss Confederation
- Capacity: 10,000
- Opened: 9 July 2011
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: FC Thun (football)
Extra stadium info – Stockhorn Arena
The construction costs of the Stockhorn Arena were €140 million. It opened with a football match between FC Thun and the German side 1. FC Köln. FC Thun was founded in 1898. Alexander Frei is one of their former players. He became the player who scored the most goals for the national football team of the Swiss Confederation, commonly known as Switzerland. Frei won the Swiss top-flight football league several times with FC Basel.
FC Thun in the UEFA Champions League
FC Thun were one of the 32 UEFA Champions League participants in 2005. That year, they played their first-ever UEFA Champions League group-stage matches. FC Thun faced Arsenal Football Club in their first-ever group-stage game in the UEFA Champions League. The English side Arsenal won the match, which took place in London in front of a crowd of 34,000, 2-1. Nelson Ferreira Coelho scored the only goal for FC Thun in the game. He scored the goal soon after Gilberto Aparecido da Silva scored the first goal of the match. Nelson Ferreira Coelho played 321 domestic league games for FC Thun. He also played for FC Luzern during his professional football career. The Dutch football legend Dennis Bergkamp scored an injury time winner in the game between Arsenal and FC Thun.
Other UEFA Champions League games
FC Thun won their first UEFA Champions League game on 27 September 2005. They faced Sparta Praha from the Czech Republic in that match. Selver Hodžić scored the only goal of the game, which took place in the Swiss Confederation in front of 30,000 spectators. FC Thun also faced the Dutch side AFC Ajax in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The Swiss club finished third place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2005.