Rhein-Neckar-Arena

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WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Rhein-Neckar-Arena Sinsheim.JPG
Location Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Coordinates 49°14′17.1″N 8°53′15.4″E / 49.238083°N 8.887611°E / 49.238083; 8.887611Coordinates: 49°14′17.1″N 8°53′15.4″E / 49.238083°N 8.887611°E / 49.238083; 8.887611
Capacity 30,150 (league matches)
25,641 (international matches)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 2007
Opened 24 January 2009
Construction cost 100 million
Architect Eheim Moebel[1]
Sattler Europe[2]
Tenants
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (2009–present)
Germany national football team (selected matches)

Rhein-Neckar-Arena (German pronunciation: [ˌʁaɪnˈnɛkaɐ̯ʔaˌʁeːnaː]; also known as Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena [ˈvɪʁzɔl-] for sponsoring purposes[3]) is a multi-purpose stadium in Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of 1899 Hoffenheim. The stadium has a capacity of 30,150 people.[4] It replaced TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's former ground, the Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion.

The stadium is the largest in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, although it is situated in a town with only 36,000 inhabitants.

The first competitive match was played on 31 January 2009 against FC Energie Cottbus, and ended in a 2–0 win for Hoffenheim.[5] The stadium hosted international matches at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4] The Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host the "2017 DEL Winter Game", an outdoor ice hockey game between Adler Mannheim and the Schwenningen Wild Wings on 7 January 2017.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Rhein-Neckar-Arena architect: Eheim Moebel
  2. ^ Rhein-Neckar-Arena roof: Rhein-Neckar-Arena
  3. ^ Gruener, Martin. "Auch wenn's zwickt: Obasi zaubert und bezaubert". kicker.de. kicker Sportmagazin. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Women's World Cup Germany 2011 – Sinsheim". FIFA. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "New home for German giant-killers". BBC News. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 

External links

  • Stadium information and photos (in German)
  • 3D model of the Rhein-Neckar-Arena
  • Stadium plans from club website (in German)
  • World Stadiums


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