Historic stadium name restored at 1954 World Cup final venue

  • FILE - In this July 4, 1954 file photo, West Germany's Helmut Rahn, center with arms raised, celebrates after equalising in the World Cup soccer final match against Hungary, at Wankdorf Stadium, in Bern, Switzerland. The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back. Swiss champion Young Boys says a new sponsorship deal sees the historic Wankdorf Stadium name restored. It was rebranded Stade de Suisse after being rebuilt for Euro 2008.

    FILE - In this July 4, 1954 file photo, West Germany's Helmut Rahn, center with arms raised, celebrates after equalising in the World Cup soccer final match against Hungary, at Wankdorf Stadium, in Bern, Switzerland. The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back. Swiss champion Young Boys says a new sponsorship deal sees the historic Wankdorf Stadium name restored. It was rebranded Stade de Suisse after being rebuilt for Euro 2008. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, left, kicks the ball  during the Champions League group H soccer match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United FC at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland. The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back. Swiss champion Young Boys says a new sponsorship deal sees the historic Wankdorf Stadium name restored. It was rebranded Stade de Suisse after being rebuilt for Euro 2008. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, file)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, left, kicks the ball during the Champions League group H soccer match between BSC Young Boys and Manchester United FC at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland. The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back. Swiss champion Young Boys says a new sponsorship deal sees the historic Wankdorf Stadium name restored. It was rebranded Stade de Suisse after being rebuilt for Euro 2008. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, file) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 12/3/2019 7:16 AM

BERN, Switzerland -- The stadium in Switzerland that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back.

Swiss champion Young Boys said on Tuesday a new sponsorship deal has restored the historic Wankdorf Stadium name.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The stadium is part of German soccer lore for the ' Miracle of Bern ' final in 1954 when West Germany stunned heavily favored Hungary 3-2 to become world champion for the first time.

Named for the Wankdorf neighborhood of the Swiss capital, the stadium also hosted the 1961 European Cup final. It was rebuilt on the site and rebranded Stade de Suisse ahead of hosting games at the 2008 European Championship.

Young Boys announced the change taking effect next season as part of a five-year deal with biotech firm CSL Behring which renounced stadium naming rights.

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