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Opel Arena

Eugen-Salomon-Str. 1, 55128 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 37550443
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Out of town

A 'free' bus ride from Mainz HBF, modern but has incorporated a standing home terrace which on my... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
Decent Stadium

I came here to watch Liverpool for a friendly game in the summer and I thought it was a very... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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
+49 6131 37550443
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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.

1  Thank MelH64
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

Thank Matthew23LFC
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.

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

Thank BigLuger
Reviewed 11 September 2016

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

Thank yomenatassi
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

1  Thank EnviroRider400
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Excellent experience! We "stood" in the area behind the goal with the most enthusiastic Mainz fans. This included drums, large flags, chants and cheers. The atmosphere was very exciting! We had beer (Bitburger, brats, burgers, pretzel and pizza) and found all the food to be...More

3  Thank ram9825
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is 'the' soccer stadium of Mainz. It's on the far southeast part of town, almost at the end of city limits. There are two ways of getting there: by car or walking from the nearest tram/bus stop, which is about a mile away). Most...More

Thank pepsionice
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We went to Coface Arena for a Bundesliga match and had an absolutely fabulous evening of sports entertainment. At 34,000 it is a perfect size for a soccer arena in my book - enough people to give it a great atmosphere, while not so many...More

Thank joelwakefield
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Small, not very attractive football (soccer) stadium. Limited parking in tthe vicinity so better to use public transport. In the middle of nowhere so nothing else to see. Fan shop on site.

1  Thank Drehort
Reviewed 21 September 2015

For travelers wanting a huge selection of goods from the local soccer team, Mainz05, the store is open weekdays from 10-5pm. It is a very short drive from downtown Mainz and their selection is very good. I have not been to a game so I...More

Thank racertempo
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11 September 2017|
Response from MelH64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, straight forward enough, bus back to Mainz HBF and frequent rail service to Frankfurt.