The Olympiastadion Berlin, a place of history and location for the most important national and international sporting events: XI. Olympic Games 1936, FIFA Men's World Cup 1974 and 2006, 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2009, Opening Game of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, venue for the DFB Cup Final since 1985, more than 70 years ISTAF - and home grounds to Hertha BSC Berlin.
Behind the austere façade of Franconian shell limestone lies on of the most modern multifunctional arenas that - next to sports - also plays host to the biggest names in music and show business. Rolling Stones, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams and this past summer U2 - all of them enthused their fans at the Five-Star-Stadium. The Olympiastadion Berlin fascinates sports fans as well as architecture lovers and is one of the top sightseeing spots in Berlin.
The Olympiastadion Berlin was built starting in 1934 and opened with the XI. Olympic Games on August 1, 1936. Since 1966 the Olympiastadion is under monument protection. The same year, a floodlight system was installed, in 1974 the northern and southern stands were roofed. From 2000 until 2004 the stadium was modernised and has become a Five-Star-Stadium.
Facts and Figures
Capacity: 74.064 spectators, extendable to 74.244, of which 1.123 are VIP box seats and 4.226 are Business Seats. VIP areas: among others 50 boxes for 10 people, 8 boxes for 20 people, Hall of Honour, Coubertin Hall, Atrium with four levels; Parking spots: 632 in the parking garages, 183 at South Gate parking area; Building structure: circumference ca. 803 meters; height 21,26 meters (roof) depth below ground 15 meters (playing field), 17,40 meters (Level -4); Sports facilites: among others 9 tracks for 110 meters, 8 tracks for 400 meters, 6 long jump pits, 4 high jump facilities