VfB Stuttgart

City

Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Stuttgart is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley locally known as the "Stuttgart Cauldron" an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest, and its urban area has a population of 609,219, making it the sixth largest city in Germany. 2.7 million people live in the city's administrative region and another 5.3 million people in its metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Germany.

Stuttgart is also a transport junction, and possesses the sixth-largest airport in Germany, where companies such as Porsche, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Dinkelacker, and others are headquartered there.

Stuttgart is unusual in the scheme of German cities. It is spread across a variety of hills (some of them covered in vineyards), valleys (especially around the Neckar river and the Stuttgart basin) and parks. This is often a source of surprise to visitors who associate the city with its reputation as the "cradle of the automobile". The city's tourism slogan is "Stuttgart offers more". Under current plans to improve transport links to the international infrastructure (as part of the Stuttgart 21 project), the city unveiled a new logo and slogan in March 2008 describing itself as "Das neue Herz Europas" ("The new Heart of Europe"). For business, it describes itself as "Where business meets the future". In July 2010, Stuttgart unveiled a new city logo, designed to entice more business people to stay in the city and enjoy breaks in the area.

Club

Founded:

September 9th, 1893

Colours:

red and white

Members:

58,000

Titles:

Championships: 1950, 1952, 1984, 1992, 2007
German Cup winner: 1954, 1958, 1997

German Supercup: 1993

Stadium

Name:

Mercedes-Benz Arena

Capacity:

60,449 (all covered)
49,224 seats
11,225 standing

Average attendance:

51,862 (85,8%) season 2015/16

Prices:

Beer: Krombacher 4.20€/0.5l

Sausage: 3.60€

Tickets

There are various different categories depending on the opponent. Prices range from 15€ to 75€

Tickets: Go to ticket center

Transport

Car:

When travelling on the Autobahn follow the signs with the stadium symbol which lead you via B10 or B14 to the arena.

Public transport:

To/from Central station: Use the S-Bahn line S1 to Nackarpark Mecesdes Benz or the lines S2 and S3 to Bad Canstatt. On matchdays there is also the line U11 running to Neckarpark Stadion
To/from airport: The lines S2 and S3 directly run from the airport to Bad Canstatt.