Berlin Olympic Stadium
A superb setting
The Olympiastadion Berlin is one of the city’s landmark sites, renowned for hosting top world sporting events. The recent memorable TV images speeding around the globe from here include Zinédine Zidane’s bizarre headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup Final and Usain Bolt’s impressive world record run in 2009.
Built for the Olympic Games in 1936 and completely refurbished from 2000 to 2004, Olympiastadion Berlin now has a capacity of 74,475 and provides a magnificent setting for top sports events. But the stadium also regularly attracts enthusiastic audiences for its spectacular concerts, the annual ISTAF international track and field meeting and home games of Hertha BSC, the city’s German premier Bundesliga football team. The stadium and top-class football also go back a long way. The Olympiastadion Berlin has hosted the DFB German Cup Final since 1985, and this was also the venue for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup opening match and the men’s UEFA Champions League Final in 2015.