König Pilsener Arena

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Former namesCentrO Arena (planning/construction)
Arena Oberhausen (1996–2001)
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
OperatorSMG Entertainment Deutschland
Broke ground17 July 1995 (1995-07-17)
Opened8 September 1996 (1996-09-08)
Construction cost45 million
ArchitectEllerbe Becket
Project managerbaa projektmanagement
Structural engineerBingham Cotterell
Revierlöwen Oberhausen (DEL, RL, OL) (1996–2007)

The König-Pilsener-Arena (originally the Arena Oberhausen, occasionally referred to as the KöPi Arena) 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.


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—Present)


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.


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