After Euro2008 Zurichs politicians didn't cared about football and stadium problematic anymore and now even the plans to build the new one are suspended. When GCZ moved out of Hardturm they imagined that they can return soon to their home ground. Now its not even sure if they will be ever back there.
Grasshopper fans used different form of protest to inform the public and to build up pressure on the politicians.
Mainly Ultras organized the protests which were all peaceful. This was very important! Media, Police and Politicians are just waiting for riots to legitimate their actions. Grasshoppers are needing public support in Zurich in this particular case, also of the people who are not interested in football.
In two weeks over 33000 people signed the petition which was a great success.
Fans organized everything but also club/players supported them.
13-03-2011 Ultras break in the wasteland were they beloved stadium used to stay, squatted the area for some hours and held a football match. Some people painted lines for a football field the night before.
With the collaboration of Ultras-Tifo.