|Former names||Kölnarena (1998–2008)|
|Location||Deutz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Public transit|| Köln Messe/Deutz|
Bahnhof Deutz/LANXESS arena
|Owner||Immobilienfonds Köln-Deutz Arena, Mantelbebauung GbR|
|Operator||Arena Management GmbH|
|Capacity||20,000 (concerts) |
|Broke ground||July 31, 1996|
|Opened||October 5, 1998|
|Construction cost||€ 153 million|
|Kölner Haie (DEL) (1998–present)|
Lanxess Arena (originally Kölnarena, German for Cologne Arena) is an indoor arena, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known as the 18,500-capacity home of the Kölner Haie. The arena opened in 1998 and can accommodate 20,000 people for concerts. With its capacity of 18,500, it is the largest ice hockey arena outside North America.
The arena is spanned by a steel arch supporting the roof via steel cables. The height of the arch is 76 m (249 ft) and its weight is 480 tons.
On June 2, 2008, it was announced that Kölnarena would be renamed Lanxess Arena, for a period of ten years. The sponsor, Lanxess AG, is a specialty chemicals group based in the Lanxess Tower in Deutz, Cologne.
Lanxess Arena has been one of the top entertainment venues in Cologne since its opening. Many international artists have performed at the venue, spanning a wide range of music genres. Artists that have performed their concerts at the venue are listed in the table below.
The arena was used for the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship, including the third place game and the final game.
On May 29–30, 2010, the arena hosted the EHF Champions League Final Four.
The arena was one of the venues for the 2010 IIHF World Championship, including both semi-finals, the Bronze medal game and the Championship game.
From July 6 to 8, 2018, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2018.
Lanxess Arena during handball match between VfL Gummersbach and Frisch Auf Göppingen
- Peter Böhm Architekten - Cologne Arena
- Kölnarena to be renamed the "LANXESS Arena"[permanent dead link]
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