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Opel Arena

Eugen-Salomon-Str. 1, 55128 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 37550443
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Last game of the season

Planned a visit a month in advance to the last game of the season against Bremen. After winning the... read more

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Maniz v Wolfgang

Based ourselves in Frankfurt and took the train to Mainz but now realise it would have been easier... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
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Visit a guided tour through the OPEL ARENA. A distinctive, red and striking beauty, the OPEL ARENA was built in 2011 as the new stadium of 1. FSV Mainz 05 (under the name Coface Arena). It does not only serve as a venue for the Bundesliga matches of 1. FSV Mainz 05, but also as an event venue and a new figurehead of the city of Mainz. Architecturally, it was constructed with four steep one-tier stands and open corners with a view of the city and the surrounding nature. These features make it stand out in football Germany. The OPEL ARENA unites the spirit of traditional football venues with the functionality of modern stadiums. Keeping the loud and thrilling atmosphere that the old Bruchwegstadium was known for in mind during the process of building the new stadium, the OPEL ARENA was designed with steep, close to the pitch stands with a high percentage of standing tickets. With a total capacity of 34.000 fans, there are 13.700 standing tickets for home fans and away guests. The lower part of the back straight stands are the support area with 3.000 places for standing fans which generates a special boiling-pot like atmosphere for a fierce support of the team. From the outside, the large red archways which frame each of the four stands, make a lasting impression. At night, they are illuminated, showing over a long distance that the OPEL ARENA marks the home of red-and-white 1. FSV Mainz 05 Guest who visit the OPEL ARENA will be greeted by a welcoming entrance. When coming to the stadium from the center of the city, the first thing to be seen is a cubic porch, which harmonizes with the architectural design of the red archway and opens up to the inside in a light-flooded foyer. The hospitality area of the OPEL ARENA seats about 2.700 VIP fans – 2.000 on the VIP stands and 700 in 35 VIP boxes. Passionate, emotional, modern, down-to-earth, familial, open, hospitable, friendly and not taking itself too seriously – the club 1. FSV Mainz 05 has a special kind of style and character. This is also reflected in its custom-made stadium. It says OPEL ARENA on the outside, but within lies the heart of football.
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Eugen-Salomon-Str. 1, 55128 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planned a visit a month in advance to the last game of the season against Bremen. After winning the weekend before the game was meaningless but meant it was a better occasion. €15.50 for standing tickets (plus €3 to collect on the day) makes it...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Based ourselves in Frankfurt and took the train to Mainz but now realise it would have been easier to stay in Mainz as the airport is on the main railway line between the two cities. Used a taxi to and from Mainz to the stadium...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

My trip was on Friday 27th to see Mainz v Frankfurt. Based myself in Frankfurt and took the train into Mainz itself. Turning right out of the station you can pick up the free feeder bus to he ground. From here there is a bit...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I attended the Mainz v Hoffenheim match and it was a very exciting match with the visitors scoring an injury time winner in a 5 goal thriller. Stood near the Ultras and they were noisy.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited here in September on my Bundesliga travels to watch Mainz vs Hertha Berlin on a Saturday afternoon in September. This is a decent modern, compact ground where there isn't a bad seat in the house as far as views and legroom are concerned. To...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

A 'free' bus ride from Mainz HBF, modern but has incorporated a standing home terrace which on my visit was only 13.5 euros to get in.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I came here to watch Liverpool for a friendly game in the summer and I thought it was a very average stadium compared to other stadiums in Germany. It is a very modern stadium with good outside entertainment so overall it was a good match...More

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Management response:Responded 31 January 2017

Thank you for rating the OPEL ARENA! Outside gamedays you could easily reach the OPEL ARENA by citybus or by tram. The next stop "Hochschule Mainz" is located only 500m away.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Brilliant night just don't go anywhere at half time as the rest of the ignorant crowd don't let you back to where you were stood before, Club shop good, Bratwurst and Beer good and great atmosphere behind the goal. Lots of Fun

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

I recommande visiting Opel-Arena if you are visiting Mainz. It's a new, thrilling and fanrasctic arena.

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I did a day trip to Mainz to watch a pre-season friendly match ( Mainz v Liverpool. The free match day bus service from the main railway station to the Opel Arena is a fantastic operation but one alights a very considerable...More

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Yes, straight forward enough, bus back to Mainz HBF and frequent rail service to Frankfurt.
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