Rheinstadion

Rheinstadion
Altes Rheinstadion.jpg
LocationDüsseldorf, Germany
Capacity54,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedSeptember 1925
Renovated1974
Closed22 June 2002
Demolished6 November 2002
ArchitectHeinrich Freese (1925)
Friedrich Tamms and Emil Beyer (1974)
Tenants
Fortuna Düsseldorf (1974–2002)
Rhein Fire (1995–2002)

The Rheinstadion was a multi-purpose stadium, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The stadium was built, near the Rhine, in 1926 and held 54,000 people at the end of its life.

It was the home ground for Fortuna Düsseldorf from 1953 to 1970 and 1972–2002. It was used during the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 1988 European Championships. In 1995, the Rhein Fire, of the World League of American Football became tenants in their inaugural season. It hosted World Bowl '99 and World Bowl X.

Metallica performed at the stadium during their Nowhere Else to Roam Tour on May 20, 1993, with The Cult & Suicidal Tendencies as their opening act.

It was demolished in the summer of 2002, after the World Bowl X championship game, to be replaced by the Esprit Arena in 2005.

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Preceded by
Heysel Stadium
Brussels
European Cup Winners' Cup
Final venue

1981
Succeeded by
Camp Nou
Barcelona

Coordinates: 51°15′37″N 6°44′03″E / 51.26028°N 6.73417°E / 51.26028; 6.73417