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Rhein-Neckar-Arena

Rhein-Neckar-Arena (German pronunciation: [ˌʁaɪnˈnɛkaʁʔaˌʁeːna]), currently known as PreZero Arena and previously as Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena [ˈvɪʁzɔl-][3] for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of 1899 Hoffenheim. The stadium has a capacity of 30,150 people.[4] It replaced TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's former ground, the Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion.

PreZero Arena
Rhein-Neckar-Arena Sinsheim.JPG
LocationSinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Coordinates49°14′17.1″N 8°53′15.4″E / 49.238083°N 8.887611°E / 49.238083; 8.887611Coordinates: 49°14′17.1″N 8°53′15.4″E / 49.238083°N 8.887611°E / 49.238083; 8.887611
Capacity30,150 (league matches)
25,589 (international matches)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground2007
Opened24 January 2009
Construction cost 60 million
ArchitectEheim Moebel[1]
Sattler Europe[2]
Tenants
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (2009–present)
Germany national football team (selected matches)

The stadium is the largest in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, although it is situated in a town with only 36,000 inhabitants.

The first competitive match was played on 31 January 2009 against FC Energie Cottbus, and ended in a 2–0 win for Hoffenheim.[5] The stadium hosted international matches at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4] The Rhein-Neckar-Arena hosted the "2017 DEL Winter Game", an outdoor ice hockey game between Adler Mannheim and the Schwenningen Wild Wings on 7 January 2017.

Traffic connectionEdit

The Sinsheim-Museum/Arena S-Bahn stop at the Elsenz Valley Railway (Elsenztalbahn) is just over a kilometre's walk away[6] and there are shuttle buses from Sinsheim main station. The stadium can be reached by car via the newly built Sinsheim-Süd junction of the federal motorway 6.

International football matchesEdit

Date Competition Team Res Team Crowd
9 September 2018 Friendly   Germany 2–1   Peru 25,494

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhein-Neckar-Arena architect: Eheim Moebel
  2. ^ Rhein-Neckar-Arena roof: Rhein-Neckar-Arena
  3. ^ Gruener, Martin. "Auch wenn's zwickt: Obasi zaubert und bezaubert". kicker.de. kicker Sportmagazin. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Women's World Cup Germany 2011 – Sinsheim". FIFA. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  5. ^ "New home for German giant-killers". BBC News. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  6. ^ Großer Bahnhof für den Fußball. In: stimme.de

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