Augsburg Arena

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WWK Arena
Impuls Arena Augsburg 2011.jpg
Former names Augsburg Arena (2006–2009)
Impuls Arena (2009–2011)
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Stadium, Augsburg (2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and
2011 FIFA Women's World Cup)
SGL Arena (2011–2015)
Location Augsburg, Germany
Coordinates 48°19′23.3″N 10°53′9.6″E / 48.323139°N 10.886000°E / 48.323139; 10.886000Coordinates: 48°19′23.3″N 10°53′9.6″E / 48.323139°N 10.886000°E / 48.323139; 10.886000
Owner FC Augsburg
Capacity 30,660 (League Matches),
28,367 (International Matches)
Surface grass
Construction
Opened 26 July 2009
Construction cost 45 million euro
Architect Bernhard & Kögl
Tenants
FC Augsburg
2010 DFL-Supercup
2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

The Augsburg Arena, currently known commercially as the WWK Arena (German pronunciation: [ˌveːveːˈkaː ʔaˌʁeːnaː], officially stylised as WWK ARENA) is a football stadium in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of FC Augsburg.

The stadium has a capacity of 30,660 with 19,060 seats and standing room for 11,034. A second phase of construction could expand capacity to 49,000 in the future.[1] It replaced the club's previous home stadium, Rosenaustadion.

During the time of designing and constructing the stadium, it was called "Augsburg Arena" [ˈʔaʊksbʊʁk ʔaˌʁeːnaː]. It was opened as "Impuls Arena" ([ʔɪmˈpʊls ʔaˌʁeːnaː], officially stylised as impuls arena), and was renamed "SGL Arena" ([ˌʔɛsɡeːˈʔɛl ʔaˌʁeːnaː], officially stylised as SGL arena) after SGL Carbon acquired the naming rights for the structure in May 2011. The contract had a term of seven years and began on 1 July 2011.[2] On 1 July 2015 the stadium naming rights were acquired by WWK, an insurance company, changing the official name of the stadium to "WWK ARENA".[3]

Augsburg was one of the official host cities of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the subsequent 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Impuls arena was the location of several matches during the group stage and the quarterfinals. During the FIFA-competitions it was renamed "FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium Augsburg".

WWK Arena is the first climate-neutral football stadium in the world. The carbon neutrality was achieved by six ecological heat pumps (40 m deep), which produce the desired temperature via heat exchangers. A bio natural gas boiler also supplies the necessary energy during peak load times at a game.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "BAM to build football stadium in Augsburg". PropertyEU. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "impuls arena wird zur SGL Arena". Official website (in German). FC Augsburg. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "FCA spielt künftig in der WWK ARENA". Official website (in German). FC Augsburg. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Lechwerke AG: Präsentation zur Klimaneutralität der impuls arena (PDF; 2,4 MB)
  5. ^ Agentur für Erneuerbare Energie: Bundesliga-Winterpause: Die Erneuerbaren Energien bleiben am Ball. Pressemitteilung vom 29. Dezember 2014

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