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2006 World Cup decision Thursday, 29 June, 2000, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK
Stadium guide: Olympic heights
Berlin's Olympic stadium could be in line for the final
As one would expect, Germany's facilities are excellent.

The Olympic stadiums in Munich, which has a capacity of 77,000, and Berlin (66,000) have already been proposed to host the opening ceremony and final.

Borussia Dortmund's Westfalen stadium (52,000) is already up to World Cup standards as is Nuremburg's Frankenstadion which holds more than 43,000.

New stadiums are also planned for Monchengladbach and Leipzig which will hold over 40,000, while a state-of-the-art ground to hold 52,000 is already underway in Gelsenkirchen.

Munich's Olympic stadium
The Olympic Games were held in Munich in 1972
Refurbishment is planned or underway on the stadiums in Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart which will bring them up to standard and will also provide capacities of at least the minimum required for first round games of 40,000.

The one criticism that could be levelled at Germany's stadiums once they are all ready is that many will have running tracks around the pitch, thus putting the crowd at some distance from the action.

Otherwise, like the German bid as a whole, there will be very little to gripe about.

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