St. Jakob Park is the stadium of the Swiss soccer club FC Basel, located in Basel. Its nickname is Joggeli and has a capacity of 38 512 seats.
The stadium was built only recently, with construction beginning on August 14, 1999 and the first game taking place on March 15, 2001. The stadium was expanded in 2006 (from 33,433 seats to the current capacity). The stadium is run by Basel United and is estimated to cost about 220 million Swiss francs, including 32 stores on three floors and two restaurants (Restaurant UNO and Hattrick Sport Bar). The stadium’s two-story parking lot has a capacity of 680 spaces, but this low parking capacity is compensated by a public transport network where buses, streetcars and trains with the presence of a train station serve the stadium efficiently. The only drawback is that the stadium has already experienced riots in 2006 between fans of the host club FC Basel and FC Zurich.
It hosted six matches during the Euro 2008, including the opening match and a semi-final.
On September 6, 2013, the Swiss Football Association announced that it would propose the Parc Saint-Jacques as a candidate to host Euro 2020 matches. The bid was not maintained and no matches of this competition will be held there.
The stadium regularly hosts the Swiss national team and the Swiss Cup finals.
Latest Update - 31.01.2023