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Max-Morlock-Stadion: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

Max-Morlock-Stadion was built between 1926 and 1928 and could initially hold about 50,000 spectators.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Friday, 01.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

Max-Morlock-Stadion was built between 1926 and 1928. It originally held about 50,000 spectators. . The stadium was designed by local architect Otto Ernst Schweizer, who is credited with making it the only octagonal stadium in Germany. It has a distinctive octagonal shape that still exists, making it an iconic landmark in the town.

In the 1930s, the stadium and its surroundings became an important rallying ground for the Nazi Party. After World War II, it turned into a sports field used by the US Army.

Few football games were played at the stadium in its early years. FC Nürnberg played at their Spielstätte am Zabo ground, and only in 1963 moved to the larger Städtisches Stadion.

The stadium got gradually expanded, resulting in a capacity of about 75,000 by 1971. However, the city of Nürnberg, passed on the chance to further modernize the stadium and become a host city of the 1974 World Cup.

The Städtisches Stadion underwent a large redevelopment in 1987 and 1991, including the construction of a roof. The stadium was later renamed Frankenstadion.

The Frankenstadion was renovated in 2004 and 2005 in preparation for the 2006 World Cup. During the World Cup, it hosted four group matches and the round of 16 match between Portugal and Holland (1-0).

The stadium was renamed again after a sponsorship deal expired in 2012. The new deal resulted in Grundig Stadion. This ended in 2016, and the stadium was renamed Stadion Nürnberg.

In 2017, the stadium was renamed Max-Morlock-Stadion after the former Nurnberg player. This occurred as a result of a crowdfunding campaign in which the Consorsbank secured the naming rights.

(photos of the present Stadion Nürnberg below)

How to get to Max-Morlock-Stadion

Max-Morlock-Stadion is located in the south-east of the city of Nuremberg, in a green area of parks and other sports facilities. It is just over 4 kilometers from Nuremberg's main railway station, and a little more from the city's old town. You can get to the stadium with metro (S-bahn) line 2 from the main railway station. Get off at stop Frankenstadion. Alternatively, take tram 9.

From Nuremberg's old town (on the west side), you can take tram 6. Get off at stop Dutzendteich or Doku-Zentrum.

Address: Max-Morlock-Platz 1, 90471 Nürnberg

Eat, drink, and sleep near Max-Morlock-Stadion

Max-Morlock-Stadion is an important part of an attractive area of parks, lakes, recreation facilities, and the city's conference center. The area is historically interesting because it was once a Nazi rally ground and the adjacent Zeppelinfeld is one of the remains from that era. The park is a great place to spend a day, especially on a nice day. There are several beer gardens on the edges of the park which are popular with fans for a drink. Additionally, there are several fast food restaurants on the other side of the S-Bahn station and pop-up stalls around the stadium for a quick bite.

There are a few hotels in the vicinity of the conference centre (Messe), which are all walking distance to Max-Morlock-Stadion. The ARVENA Hotel is one option and the Mercure is another. The Ramada Parkhotel is also close by, but it's closer to the old town centre.

Best hotels near Max-Marlock-Stadion in Nuremberg are located here.

FC Nurnberg Tickets

Tickets for FC Nürnberg matches can be bought online, at the Service-Center at Max-Morlock-Stadion, at the Fan-Shop at the Josephplatz 4 (old town), or at the Fan-Shop on Nürnberg's training ground (Valznerweiherstraße 200). Nurnberg's attendances are among the highest in the 2. Bundesliga, but they don't usually sell out more than one or two matches per season.

You can expect to pay between ?22.00 for an upper-tier seat behind the goal and ?46.00 for a central seat at the main stand. A ticket for the standing areas costs $14.00.

For more information email [email protected] or call +49 (0) 911 21 73 333.

Stadium tours

The Max-Morlock-Stadion offers guided stadium tours that visit the VIP and press areas, control room, mixed zone, dressing rooms, and police cells. The tour lasts seventy-five minutes. Tours run typically once a week on Thursday in late afternoon between April and October.

The schedule for the stadium can be found online and does not require bookings. For more information, email [email protected] or call +49 911 81 86 235.

The tour costs ?7.00.

Photos of Max-Morlock-Stadion

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Useful websites

1. FC Nürnberg's official website is fcn.de, Max-Morlock-Stadion's website is stadion-nurnberg.de, tourismus.nuernberg.de is the official website of the Nuremberg tourist centre, and VGN.de provides public transport information for the Nuremberg area.

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