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The Stade de Suisse Wankdorf is a football stadium in Bern, Switzerland. As the second largest all-seater football stadium in Switzerland, Stade de Suisse Wankdorf currently serves as the home ground of the Swiss football team BSC Young Boys. It was also one of the venues used during the Euro 2008.

The Stade de Suisse was built on the grounds of the former Wankdorf Stadium, which was demolished in 2001. The new stadium has a capacity of 32,000 spectators, all covered seats. Integrated into the roof are solar panels with a yearly production of 1,200,000 kWh. The stadium was officially opened on 30 July 2005, although the first match in the new stadium had already taken place on 16 July 2005. Young Boys played against Olympique Marseille and lost 2–3 with 14,000 spectators watching. The match was considered an "infrastructure test", which is why no more than 14,000 tickets were sold.

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