Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)

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Red Bull Arena
Leipzig von oben Zentralstadion.jpg
Former names Zentralstadion Leipzig (1956 till 2010)
Location Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Coordinates 51°20′44.86″N 12°20′53.59″E / 51.3457944°N 12.3482194°E / 51.3457944; 12.3482194Coordinates: 51°20′44.86″N 12°20′53.59″E / 51.3457944°N 12.3482194°E / 51.3457944; 12.3482194
Built 1954 till 1956
Opened Old stadium: 4 August 1956 new stadium: 17 November 2004
Renovated December 2000 – March 2004
Surface lawn
Scoreboard yes
Construction cost 90 mil.€
Architect new:Wirth+Wirth, Glöckner Architekten, Körber, Barton, Fahle, IPL Ingenieurplanung Leichtbau GmbH, Zech Planungs GmbH Leipzig
Capacity old:100 000 new: 44,345 (football) 50,000 (concert)
Field dimensions 105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)
Tenants
RB Leipzig, FC Sachsen Leipzig, 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig

The Red Bull Arena is a footballstadium in Leipzig, Germany. It is the homeground of RB Leipzig. Before the renovation it was the biggest stadium in Europe.

History[change | change source]

The Zentralstadion was built between 1954 and 1956. Till it´s renovation it was the largest stadium in Europe (100 000 visitors). It was used for the sportfestivals of the GDR, matches of the GDR- soccer team and for athletic sports. The records of visitors were during a footballmatch between SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern (3:5) with 110 000. The matches between the GDR and CSR was also visited by this number.

From 2000 till 2004 it was renovated. The first match in the new stadium was FC Sachsen Leipzig – Borussia Dortmund (Amateure) (0:1) in front of 28.000 visitors. Now it is only used for football matches and concerts ( f.e. Paul McCartney, Genesis, AC/DC).

2010 Red Bull bought the right to name the stadion for 30 years. It is now called "Red Bull Arena" and became the homeground of RB Leipzig, which is owned by Red Bull.

FIFA World Cup 2006 and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup[change | change source]

The stadium was venue of the FIFA 2006 World Cup and the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Confederation Cup 2005[change | change source]

  • Australia-Tunesia 0:2 44,337 visitors
  • Brazil - Greece 3:0 42,507 visitors

World Cup 2006[change | change source]

Date Time (CEST) Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Attendance
11 June 2006 15:00 Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Netherlands Netherlands Group C 37,216
14 June 2006 15:00 Spain Spain 4–0 Ukraine Ukraine Group H 43,000
18 June 2006 21:00 France France 1–1 South Korea Korea Republic Group G 43,000
21 June 2006 16:00 Iran Iran 1–1 Angola Angola Group D 38,000
24 June 2006 21:00 Argentina Argentina 2–1 (AET) Mexico Mexico Round of 16 43,000

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