Opel Arena (stadium)
|Former names||Coface Arena (2011–2016)|
|Location||Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
|Capacity||34,034 (League Matches),
26,600 (International Matches)
|Opened||3 July 2011|
|Construction cost||60 Mio €|
|Architect||agn Niederberghaus & Partner|
|1. FSV Mainz 05 (2011–present)|
The Opel Arena (stylised as OPEL ARENA; also known as the 1. FSV Mainz 05 Arena due to UEFA sponsorship regulations) is a multi-purpose stadium in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany that was opened in 2011. It is used for football matches and hosts the home matches of the German Bundesliga side Mainz 05. The stadium has a capacity of 34,034 people, of which 19,700 seated, and replaces the Bruchweg stadium, Stadion am Bruchweg.
The stadium was originally named Coface Arena (German pronunciation: [ˈkoːfas ʔaˌʁeːnaː] ( listen)) after a sponsorship deal with COFACE. In July 2016, the stadium arrived at its current name, per a naming rights agreement with Opel.
As a way to celebrate the opening of the new stadium, FSV Mainz 05 (and the coface-Arena) were the hosts of the Ligatotal!-cup 2011, which is a short pre-season tournament. They invited the champions Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich. Dortmund won the tournament, Mainz was last after losing to Bayern Munich in the third place play-off.
The first league goal scored in the new arena was scored by Tunisian International Sami Allagui for FSV Mainz 05 against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 August 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Coface Arena.|
- Official Website (German)
- Stadium picture
- Facts and data at worldfootball.net(German, English, Spanish)
- Atmosphere at Coface-Arena
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