St. Jakob-Park (Swiss Standard German: [zaŋkt ˈjaːkɔb ˈpark] (listen)) is a Swiss sports stadium in Basel. It is the largest football venue in Switzerland and home to FC Basel. "Joggeli", as the venue is nicknamed by the locals, was originally built with a capacity of 33,433 seats. The capacity was increased to 42,500 for Euro 2008, which was hosted by Austria and Switzerland. After the tournament, a number of seats were removed, thus creating more space between them. The capacity was therefore reduced to 38,512 for Swiss Super League matches or 37,500 seats for international matches The maximum capacity for concerts is 40,000.
The stadium is named after the village of St. Jakob an der Birs, which stood on the site. The name "Joggeli" is the diminutive of "Jakob" in the local dialect, making it the equivalent of "Jake".
Thomas Schaefer | Jun 28, 2018
This is where you come to see FC Basel shine! Great stadium with good atmosphere and amenities. Spend some time before the match at one of the numerous food vans and tents in front of the stadium. Also be aware, depending on the game played only alcohol free beverages served inside the stadium.
Martin Rungsri | May 6, 2018
St.Jakob-Park shopping centre is where you will find many well known retailers including C&A and H&M, the supermarkets COOP and Denner. The shopping centre has underground car parking and is also easily accessible by bus and tram.
Simon Vögtli | Mar 16, 2018
The stadium itself is great. If you're not from Switzerland you can skip the mall underneath, it's likely a far cry from what you're used to. Still, for folks who like to shop late it's alright due to decent opening hours.
Rachit Singh | May 21, 2018
The crowd is amazing when you are watching the match between the local team F.C. Basel. Nice view and cool place for a Sunday match.
Sanjay Rishi | Apr 1, 2018
Hopp Basel! Switzerland's best stadium for Switzerland's best club 😉 Good infrastructure in terms of seating, transport, facilities and refreshments. On match days there's often a special, direct train service running between Basel SBB and the stadium - it only takes 6 minutes and your match ticket counts as your train ticket for that route. The neutral sector (G) is relaxed, friendly and good for families. Be warned - those who are easily offended or don't support Basel should avoid the Muttenzer Kurve (Sektor D) at all costs - this is where the true fans stand!
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