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Frankfurt - Commerzbank Arena
A view of the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt

Work began on upgrading Eintracht Frankfurt's famous Waldstadion in 2002 and lasted three years.

The result is the stunning, light and airy Commerzbank Arena which features a transparent, retractable roof supported by a webbed grid of steel wires.

The ground was given a dry-run for the World Cup at the 2005 Confederations Cup when it was chosen as the venue for the final between Brazil and Argentina.

The "new" Waldstadion will host five matches, including a quarter-final.

FIXTURES (all times BST)

Sat 10 June (1400): England v Paraguay (Gp B)
Tue 13 June (1400): South Korea v Togo (Gp G)
Sat 17 June (1400): Portugal v Iran (Gp D)
Wed 21 June (2000): Holland v Argentina (Gp C)
Sat 1 July (2000): Brazil v France (Quarter-final)

DID YOU KNOW?

The "old" Waldstadion hosted the first NFL Europe game on 23 March 1991 when the London Monarchs travelled to take on the Frankfurt Galaxy. London won 24-11 but have since disbanded, while the Galaxy are still going strong.



WORLD CUP VENUES GUIDE

Hamburg - AOL ArenaHanover - AWD ArenaBerlin - OlympiastadionBerlin - OlympiastadionLeipzig - ZentralstadionLeipzig - ZentralstadionGelsenkirchen - AufSchalke ArenaGelsenkirchen - AufSchalke ArenaDortmund - WestfalenstadionCologne - RheinEnergieStadionFrankfurt - Commerzbank ArenaKaiserslautern - Fritz-Walter-StadionNuremberg - Franken-StadionStuttgart - Gottlieb-Daimler-StadionMunich - Allianz Arena
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