Before the acquisition of its current name, the Mercedes-Benz Arena was called Neckarstadion after the nearby river Neckar, and Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion after the industrial designer Gottlieb Daimler. A series of renovations allowed the arena to feature a unique fabric roof construction made of precision-tailored membranes from PVC-coated polyester—one of the most recognizable designs in Bundesliga Stadiums.
The arena is home to Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. It has hosted four matches of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, two matches of the 1988 UEFA European Football Championship, and six games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. But the most notable event that cemented the name of the arena into the world was Germany’s first international football match after World War II, in which the stadium achieved the match attendance record of 103,000 spectators.
Home Team: VfB Stuttgart
Field Size: 114.8 x 75.5 yards