SAP Arena

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SAP Arena
Location Mannheim, Germany
Owner Dietmar Hopp
Capacity 11,000-15,000 (concerts)
14,500 (handball)
13,900 (basketball)
13,600 (ice hockey)
Broke ground November, 2002
Opened September 2, 2005
Construction cost 70 million
Architect Hentrich – Petschnigg & Partner KG[1]
Adler Mannheim (DEL) (2005-present)
Rhein-Neckar Löwen (HBL) (2005-present)

SAP Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Mannheim, Germany. It is primarily used for ice hockey and handball, and is the home arena of the Adler Mannheim ice hockey club and the Rhein-Neckar Löwen handball club. Inaugurated in 2005, the arena has a capacity of up to 15,000 people.[1] More than a hundred concerts and congressional events are hosted at the arena annually. The SAP Arena is one of the largest in Germany and one of the most high-tech in Europe. The arena is named after its sponsor SAP.

A tram line (number 6) connects the SAP Arena to Mannheim city center and a newly built road connection to the B 38a highway connects it to the A 656 Autobahn, leading to the A656/A 6 interchange, connecting eastbound Mannheim to Heidelberg (A656), and north/southbound to Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart (A6), as well as a little north on the A6 to Kaiserlautern (westbound).


Depeche Mode performed at the arena two times: on November 7, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe and on February 4, 2014 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 11,280 people. Madonna will be play 1 show on her Rebel Heart Tour on 29 November 2015. Deep Purple performed a show in February 11, 2013 in front of nearly 10,000 people.


  1. ^ a b SAP-Arena: Technical Data (in German). Retrieved 25 August 2011.


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Coordinates: 49°27′49″N 8°31′03″E / 49.46361°N 8.51750°E / 49.46361; 8.51750