Hardturm Stadium

The Hardturm Stadium in Zurich was the home of Grasshopper Club Zürich for 78 years, from 1929 to 2007. The Swiss championship record-holders celebrated 20 title victories in this unique football ground, with many a memorable match at both national and international level being played out here at Hardturmstrasse 321, Zurich. This much-loved venue also hosted international games, such as matches at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.



  • The Grasshoppers team poses in the Hardturm before the 1933 Cup Final against FC Basel.
  • Grasshopper Club Zurich becomes Swiss champions again. A player is presented with the championship trophy and cup at the Hardturm Stadium in Zurich on May 27, 1939.
  • GC legend Alfred "Fredi" Bickel at a match at the Hardturm Stadium in 1948. Bickel (1918-1999) took part in the 1938 and 1950 World Cup finals with the Swiss national team and led the Hoppers to seven league titles and eight cup wins.
  • View of the Treml stand at the Hardturm Stadium, which was built in the 1950s. The stand was named after GC's coach at the time, Willi Treml.
  • Aerial view of the Hardturm Stadium in Zurich, taken in May 1954.
  • View of the burnt stands of the Hardturm Stadium, taken on June 15, 1968 in Zurich. The cause of the fire was never clarified.
  • Spectators with GC flag (taken on March 12, 1972) at the Hardturm Stadium during the Cup quarter-final between Grasshoppers and FC Basel.
  • Grasshoppers celebrate winning a city derby in the National League A championship match for the first time in five years. GC wins 7:2 against FCZ at the Hardturm stadium on October 15, 1977.
  • The captains of GC (left) and Real Madrid greet each other with a handshake at the Hardturm Stadium on November 1, 1978, before kick-off of the Champions Cup round of 16 match. GC won the match 2:0 and advanced to the quarter-finals.
  • GC player Claudio Sulser, wearing the number 9, scores a header in the Champions Cup round of 16 against Real Madrid. GC won the match 2:0 and advanced to the quarter-finals.
  • The Grasshoppers players celebrate in the Hardturm Stadium with the championship trophy, taken on June 11, 1983. After beating FC Winterthur in the last game of the championship, Grasshopper Club Zürich is crowned Swiss champions.
  • Grasshoppers fans and players cheer with the championship trophy, taken on June 11, 1983 at the Hardturm Stadium.
  • A worker uses a jackhammer on the west stand of Zurich's Hardturm Stadium on Monday, June 23, 1997. The conversion work on the stadium should be completed by spring 1999 and turn the Hardturm into a modern all-round stadium with 25,000 covered seats.
  • The GC logo above the seats of the media representatives in the middle of the main stand of the Hardturm Stadium, taken on February 4, 1992 in Zurich.
  • On June 8, 1991, Grasshoppers became Swiss champions for the 22nd time. The Zurich team won 3:2 at home on Saturday at the Hardturm in a spectacular championship final against Sion, taking the trophy one round before the end of the championship.
  • The GC team celebrates winning the Swiss football championship at the Hardturm Stadium on May 27, 1995.
  • Grasshoppers juniors take a look at the newly built west stand of the Hardturm Stadium, taken on July 10, 1998.
  • Nunez defeats Taini in what is probably the most legendary match in Swiss football history. The 6-5 win in the cup semi-final against city rivals FCZ at the Hardtrum means the team reaches the cup final.
  • Fans' banners at the last match in the Hardturm Stadium between GC and Xamax on Saturday, September 1, 2007.
  • "Back in the Hardturm" - August 2017.

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