The Hardturm was a football stadium located in Zürich's Kreis 5. Opened in 1929, it was the home of the Grasshopper Club Zürich until it closed in 2007. It was a host stadium for the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
|Operator||Grasshopper Club Zürich|
|Renovated||1934, 1968, 1986, 1998|
|Closed||1 September 2007|
|Demolished||December 2008 – March 2009|
|Grasshopper Club Zürich|
The land for the stadium was bought by Walter Schoeller who passed it on his club free of charge. When the stadium was opened in 1929 it could hold 27,500 spectators. After many reconstructions the capacity was 38,000 in 1986, on time for the 100-Year Anniversary of the Grasshopper Club Zürich. Before closing, Hardturm could hold 17,666 spectators with standing areas for the home and away fans. In international games the Hardturm could hold 16,600 spectators with seating places in all areas.
The Hardturm stadium closed in September 2007. Grasshoppers now play at the Letzigrund Stadium.
Hardturm's demolition started in December 2008 and a new stadium, Stadion Zürich is planned on the ground of the Hardturm, but the project has been stalled (as of 2016).
- Grasshopper Zürich Tribute (in German)
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