St. Jakob-Park is Switzerland's largest football stadium and the home ground of FC Basel. It is important in both architectural and sporting terms.
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Built by local architects Herzog & de Meuron and opened in 2001, it encompasses a shopping centre and old people's home as well as the football arena with over 38,000 seats. For the star architects, it was excellent preparation for similar projects such as the Allianz Arena in Munich and Beijing's National Stadium.