FIFA World Cup in Kaiserslautern

Airman Edward Drescher
Kaiserslautern American

The 2006 FIFA World Cup is hitting Germany next year with five games being played in Kaiserslautern’s Fritz-Walter-Stadium.

Kaiserslautern will host four preliminary round games and one final game in June 2006.

Tickets are on sale now at and all purchases are done through a lottery system. First period sales end March 31. When purchasing tickets fans can either choose a specific team or stadium, but both cannot be chosen together.

FIFA is also taking volunteers to help work World Cup events. There is a list of available volunteer opportunities on the application. Applications can be picked up at the Ramstein Family Support Center.

Soccer fans will be turning out en masse to see these games — 250,000 people in the stadium and an additional 250,000 fans are expected in the city.

The city of Kaiserslautern will be setting up the World Cup Mile in the heart of the city. The WCM, also known as Event Street, will extend across the most important squares and centers in Kaiserslautern and could be blocked off completely to through traffic.

Kaiserslautern isn’t the only place in Germany where you can see World Cup action.
Games will also be played in Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Leipzig, Köln, Frankfurt, Nürnberg and Munich.