Rudolf Weber-Arena

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Rudolf Weber-Arena
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Former namesCentrO Arena (planning/construction)
Arena Oberhausen (1996–2001)
König-Pilsener-Arena (2001-21)
LocationOberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates51°29′24″N 6°52′19″E / 51.49000°N 6.87194°E / 51.49000; 6.87194Coordinates: 51°29′24″N 6°52′19″E / 51.49000°N 6.87194°E / 51.49000; 6.87194
OwnerMichel industries
OperatorASM Global
Capacity12,650
Construction
Broke ground17 July 1995 (1995-07-17)
Opened8 September 1996 (1996-09-08)
Construction cost45 million
ArchitectEllerbe Becket
Project managerbaa projektmanagement
Structural engineerBingham Cotterell
Tenants
Revierlöwen Oberhausen (DEL, RL, OL) (1996–2007)
Website
www.koenig-pilsener-arena.de

The Rudolf Weber-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. In December 2021, the arena's naming rights were purchased by Essen-based cleaning company Rudolf Weber GmbH. [1] [2]

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 theatre 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—31 December 2021)
  • Rudolf Weber-Arena (1 January 2022—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 13 November 2010.

Performers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Umbenennung der "König-Pilsener-Arena" in "Rudolf Weber-Arena" Im Rahmen des Grössten Namensrechtsvertrags in der 25-Jährigen Arena-Geschichte". 2 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Arena Oberhausen renamed as Rudolf Weber-Arena in largest rebranding in its history". 7 December 2021.

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