Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart)

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Mercedes-Benz Arena
Mercedes-Benz-Arena Stuttgart.jpg
Former namesAdolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn (1933–1945)
Century Stadium (1945–1949)
Neckarstadion (1949–1993)
Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion (1993–2008)
LocationStuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
OwnerStadion NeckarPark GmbH & Co.KG
OperatorVfB Stuttgart Arena Betriebs GmbH
Capacity60,441[4] (league matches),
54,906 (international matches)
Record attendance97,553 (Germany-Switzerland, 22 November 1950)
Surfacenatural grass
Construction
Built1897
Opened23 July 1933
Renovated1949–1951, 1999–2003, 2004–2005 ('asp' architekten Stuttgart)
Expanded1993, 2009–2011 ('asp' architekten Stuttgart)
Construction cost€63.5 million (2009–2011 expansion)[1]
€58 million (2004–2005 renovation)[2]
€5.2 million (2001)[3]
Architect'asp' architekten Stuttgart
(2004–2005, 2009–2011)
Project managerStefan Heim, Martin Rau
Tenants
VfB Stuttgart (1933–present)
Germany national football team (selected matches)

Mercedes-Benz Arena (German pronunciation: [mɛʁˌtseːdəs ˈbɛnts ʔaˌʁeːnaː]) is a stadium located in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and home to German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart.

Before 1993 it was called Neckarstadion [ˈnɛkaʁˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn], named after the nearby river Neckar and between 1993 and July 2008 it was called Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion [ˌɡɔtliːpˈdaɪmlɐˌʃtaːdi̯ɔn]. From the 2008–09 season, the stadium was renamed the Mercedes-Benz Arena.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine ASP Architekten Arat
  2. Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2006 Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine ASP Architekten Arat
  3. Parkhaus Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion Stuttgart Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine ASP Architekten Arat
  4. "Mercedes-Benz Arena – StadiumDB.com". stadiumdb.com. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. Arsenal: Friendly against VfB Stuttgart announced Archived 18 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine