Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) facts for kids
|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)|
|RB Leipzig, FC Sachsen Leipzig, 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig|
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
The stadium was venue for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup 2006.
Confederation Cup 2005
- Australia-Tunesia 44,337 visitors
- Brazil - Greece 42,507 visitors
World Cup 2006
|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|
- erlebnis-stadion.de: History and renovation (German)
- wm-2006-leipzig.de: Pictures
- zentralstadion-le.de: Pictures
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