Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)
|Former names||Zentralstadion Leipzig (1956 till 2010)|
|Location||Leipzig, Saxony, Germany|
|Built||1954 till 1956|
|Opened||Old stadium: 4 August 1956 new stadium: 17 November 2004|
|Renovated||December 2000 – March 2004|
|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|
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||0–1||Netherlands||Group C||37,216|
|14 June 2006||15:00||Spain||4–0||Ukraine||Group H||43,000|
|18 June 2006||21:00||France||1–1||Korea Republic||Group G||43,000|
|21 June 2006||16:00||Iran||1–1||Angola||Group D||38,000|
|24 June 2006||21:00||Argentina||2–1 (AET)||Mexico||Round of 16||43,000|
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