The Red Bull Arena Leipzig formerly known as Zentralstadion between the years of 1956-2010, is a purpose built football stadim located in the city of Leipzig. With a capacity of 44,345, the ground is the premier football facility in the East German region having undergone 4 years of renovations at the turn of the Millenium.
RB Leipzig Stadium Guide
|Address:||Am Sportforum 3, Leizip, Saxony, 04105|
|Pitch Size:||105m × 68m|
|Record Attendance:||43,000 (2006 World Cup)|
|Stadium Owner:||Red Bull Arenabesitzgesellschaft mbH|
|Operator:||RasenBallsport Leipzig GmbH|
|Names:||Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)|
|Former Names:||Zentralstadion (2004–2010)|
|International Name:||RB Arena (UEFA Competitions)|
|Architect:||Wirth + Wirth / Glöckner Architects, Körber, Barton, Fahle, IPL Ingenieurplanung Leichtbau GmbH, Zech Planungs GmbH Leipzig|
|Construction Cost:||€116 million|
Red Bull Arena History
The site on which today’s Red Bull Arena sits has been used for football since at least 1956 when the first stadium was built. Known as Zentralstadion, in its prime it was capable of accommodating 100,000 spectators which made it one of the largest in the Europe along with the Nou Camp, Wembley and Giuseppe Meazza.
Municipally owned, the original Zentralstadion was slowly becoming a burden to the local council as maintenance costs were creeping up, and even when the stadium was used, large sections of the ground had been closed due to health and safety concerns. Thus in 1997 the city of Leipzig opted to completely rebuild Zentralstadion from scratch at a cost of €116 million euros.
As the city of Leipzig lacked a professional football team the inaugural match was held between residents between 2004 and 2007, FC Sachsen Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund’s amateur side. Attracting a crowd of 28,595, the stadium also hosted a European mini-tournament on 17th July 2004 which featured the likes of Red Star Belgrade, Werder Bremen and FC Bruges.
After Red Bull purchased SSV Markranstadt in July 2009 and rebranded it to RasenBallsport Leipzig they moved into the unoccupied Zentralstadion after FC Sachsen had vacated. The company then acquired the naming rights on a ten year basis starting on 25th March 2010, and Zentral Stadion has become known as the Red Bull Arena ever since.
Zentralstadion is famous for having hosted five matches of the 2006 World Cup, and for being the only venue chosen to be located within the former territory of East Germany. The matches hosted were: Serbia and Montenegro v Netherlands (0-1), Spain v Ukraine (4-0), France v Korea (1-1), Iran v Angola (1-1), and a Round of 16 between Argentina and Mexico (2-1 aet).
RB Leipzig Info
|Full Name:||RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.|
|Rivals:||Dynamo Dresden, 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig|
|Team Colours:||Red and Blue|
|Club Mascot:||Bulli The Red Bull|
|Nicknames:||Die Roten Bullen, Red Bull Leipzig|
|Training Ground:||Red Bull Academy|
|Famous Players:||Patrik Schick, Naby Keïta, Timo Werner, Joshua Kimmich, Diego Demme|
|Famous Managers:||Julian Nagelsmann, Alexander Zorniger, Ralph Hasenhüttl, Ralf Rangnick, Peter Pacult|
|Team Owner:||Red Bull GmbH|
|Team Goalscorer:||Timo Werner (95)|
|Most Appearances:||Yussuf Poulsen (293)|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Red Bull Arena?
German side RB Leipzig play their home matches at Red Bull Arena.
What is the capacity of Red Bull Arena?
As of 2023 Red Bull Arena has an official seating capacity of 42,959 for Football matches.
When was Red Bull Arena opened?
Red Bull Arena officially opened in 2004 and is home to RB Leipzig
What is the postcode for Red Bull Arena?
The postcode for Red Bull Arena is 04105.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Red Bull Arena in 2023. Please visit the official website of RB Leipzig for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.