The Frankenstadion, located next to the Zeppelinfeld, was inaugurated in 1928 in Nuremberg as home stadium to the Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg. Earlier known as the Urban Stadium, it got its current name in 1991. It also neighbors the new Arena Nuernberg. The Stadium is planned to host five games of the 2006 World Cup.
The available facilities at the stadium include two changing rooms for players, changing rooms for coaches, referees, physician and treatment rooms. It also has a 300 square meter press area, an area for press conferences, and three TV studios. To compensate for the large amount of seats there are 15,000 parking spaces with 205 for VIPs. The stadium also has track and field facilities that follow international regulation. The pitch is also heated, and lit with a floodlight system.
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