WNT Jul 10, 2010
The U.S. team staff got a sneak peak at Rudolf Harbig Stadium today where the USA will play its first two Group D matches. It's a beautiful mid-size venue that seats about 28,000 and the pitch seemed to be in great shape. It was completely renovated in 2009 and looks brand new, from the locker rooms, to the stands to the media tribune (which are in fact brand new having been put in just for this tournament). It should be a great venue for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and will host six group matches and a quarter-final. The U.S. team will hold its standard pre-game training at the stadium on the evening of July 13. The stadium is actually not named after a soccer player, but a middle distance runner from Dresden who set a world record for the 800 meters in 1939.