Weser Stadion draws its name from its scenic location in the north bank of the Weser River. The area is surrounded by lush green parks, and the name “Werder” is a regional German word for “river peninsula”. The stadium is also known to the world because of its undersoil heating system installed below the pitch; it is used to regulate temperature and warm up grassroots during peak games.
The stadium holds home matches for Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and served as the home ground for the UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying and the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification, as well as German friendly matches against Ireland, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, and France. Football aside, the stadium originally included an athletics track but was partially removed in 2002 when the pitch was sunk by 2.1 meters.
Home Team: Werder Bremen
Field Size: 114.8 x 74.4 yards