König Pilsener Arena

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Former names CentrO Arena (planning/construction)
Arena Oberhausen (1996–2001)
Location Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates 51°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
Owner Michel industries
Operator SMG Entertainment Deutschland
Capacity 12,650
Broke ground 17 July 1995 (1995-07-17)
Opened 8 September 1996 (1996-09-08)
Construction cost 45 million
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Project manager baa projektmanagement
Structural engineer Kalzip
Revierlöwen Oberhausen (DEL, RL, OL) (1996–2007)

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.


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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