Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)

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Red Bull Arena
Red Bull arena, Leipzig von oben Zentralstadion.jpg
Former namesZentralstadion Leipzig (1956 till 2010)
LocationLeipzig, Saxony, Germany
Coordinates51°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
Built1954 till 1956
OpenedOld stadium: 4 August 1956 new stadium: 17 November 2004
RenovatedDecember 2000 – March 2004
Surfacelawn
Scoreboardyes
Construction cost90 mil.€
Architectnew:Wirth+Wirth, Glöckner Architekten, Körber, Barton, Fahle, IPL Ingenieurplanung Leichtbau GmbH, Zech Planungs GmbH Leipzig
Capacityold:100 000 new: 44,345 (football) 50,000 (concert)
Field dimensions105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)
TenantsRB Leipzig, FC Sachsen Leipzig, 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig

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

History[change | change source]

The Zentralstadion was built between 1954 and 1956. 100,000 visitors could enter the stadium. It was used for the sport festivals of the GDR, GDR football team matches, and other sports. The largest number of visitors was during a football match between SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt and FC Kaiserslautern when 110,000 people entered.

It was renovated between 2000 and 2004. The renovation reduced the number of visitors that can enter the stadium. The first match in the new stadium was FC Sachsen Leipzig – Borussia Dortmund (Amateure) in front of 28,000 visitors. Now it is only used for football matches and concerts.

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

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

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

Confederation Cup 2005[change | change source]

  • Australia-Tunesia 44,337 visitors
  • Brazil - Greece 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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