FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg may be better known as the AOL Arena, or Volksparkstadion before AOL Time Warner purchased the naming rights in 2001.
The original name was Bahrenfelder Stadion and was inaugurated on the 13th of September, 1925 with a match between FC Altona93 and HSV in front of a 25,000 strong crowd. The stadium was rebuilt between 1951 and 1953 and was reopened on the 12th of July under the new name Volksparkstadion - Peoples Park Stadium - with a capacity of 75,000.
In 1998 the old stadium was completely demolished to make way for a new arena for the World Cup and to satisfy safety standards. In 2000 the new stadium was inaugurated when Germany beat Greece 2-0.
The old stadium was used in the 1974 World Cup and the 1988 European Football Championship.
Fullname: AOL Arena
Opened: 2nd September, 2000
Pitch Size: 105 x 68m