Lanxess Arena

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Köln deutz kölnarena.jpg
Former names Kölnarena (1998-2008)
Location Deutz, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates 50°56′20.13″N 6°58′53.12″E / 50.9389250°N 6.9814222°E / 50.9389250; 6.9814222
Owner Immobilienfonds Köln-Deutz Arena, Mantelbebauung GbR
Operator Arena Management GmbH
Capacity 20,000 (concerts)
19,500 (handball)
18,500 (hockey)
Surface Parquetry, ice
Broke ground July 31, 1996
Opened October 5, 1998
Construction cost 153 million
Architect Peter Böhm[1]
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 of Canada and the United States.

It is primarily used by VfL Gummersbach (team handball), Kölner Haie (ice hockey), and as a concert venue.

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.[2] 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.

Sports events[edit]

The arena was used for the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship, including the third place game and the final game.

On June 13, 2009, the Ultimate Fighting Championships held UFC 99 at the Lanxess Arena.[25] This was the first time the UFC has made its way to Germany.

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.

On August 22-23, 2015, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2015, one of three major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments to be held throughout 2015.[26]

On July 5-10, 2016, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2016, the second $1,000,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major tournament.

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ Boehmarchitektur
  2. ^ Kölnarena to be renamed the "LANXESS Arena"
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  8. ^ "Just Announced! European Dates of Miley's Bangerz Tour". 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2016-10-18. 
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  11. ^ Strecker, Erin (2014-11-03). "Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
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  13. ^ "Madonna Reschedules First Five Rebel Heart Tour Dates". Billboard. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  14. ^ Platon, Adelle (2015-11-26). "Adele Announces 2016 Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
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See also[edit]

List of European ice hockey arenas

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°56′18.59″N 6°58′58.63″E / 50.9384972°N 6.9829528°E / 50.9384972; 6.9829528

Preceded by
Salle Omnisport de Rades
World Men's Handball Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Arena Zagreb