König Pilsener Arena

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König-Pilsener-Arena
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Former names CentrO Arena (planning/construction)
Arena Oberhausen (1996-98)
Location Arenastraße 1
46047 Oberhausen
Germany
Owner Projektgruppe Centro
Operator SMG Entertainment Deutschland
Capacity 13,000
Construction
Broke ground 17 July 1995 (1995-07-17)
Opened 8 September 1996 (1996-09-08)
Construction cost 45 million
Architect Ellerbe Becket
David Lyons & Associates
Project manager baa projektmanagement
Structural engineer Kalzip
Tenants
Revierlöwen Oberhausen (DEL, RL, OL) (1996-2007)
Website
Venue Website

The König-Pilsener-Arena (originally the Arena Oberhausen) is a multi-purpose arena, located in Oberhausen, Germany. Opening in 1996, the arena is a part of leisure and shopping center, CentrO. The venue was built in Neue Mitte Oberhausen, a former industrial plant. In November 2001, König Brauerei, a brewery in Duisburg purchased naming rights to the arena.

Configuration[edit]

The maximum capacity of the arena is 12.650, where the seating is arranged on two levels. It is also possible to have a center stage configuration, 12.000 people can attend such events. There are also two possible theater configurations with 3.000 and 5.200 capacity, respectively.

Naming history[edit]

  • Arena Oberhausen (12 September 1996—31 December 2001)
  • König-Pilsener-Arena (1 January 2002—Present)

Events[edit]

The arena hosts a wide variety of events, with more than 800,000 people attending about a hundred events. The arena also hosts a variety of shows, e.g. Stomp or Riverdance. The König Pilsener Arena played host to UFC 122 on the 13th of November 2010.

Performers[edit]

Persian New Year Concert at Oberhausen Arena/König Pilsener Arena, March 2014 
König-Pilsener-Arena from Gasometer Oberhausen 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′24″N 6°52′19″E / 51.49000°N 6.87194°E / 51.49000; 6.87194