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Opel Arena

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Address: Eugen-Salomon-Str. 1, 55128 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Formerly Coface Arena)
Phone Number:
+49 6131 37550443
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Visit a guided tour through the OPEL ARENA.

A distinctive, red and striking...

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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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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank MelH64
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 day experience. I would definitely like to return for a competitive game one day to... More 

Thank Matthew23LFC
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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. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 Big L
Mainz, Germany
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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.

Thank yomenatassi
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7 reviews
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 distance from the stadium. The walk is too far! Traffic is a nightmare. Inside the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 pretty good. We did go to the fan shop and get a fan card before... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 locals (probably 70-percent of the crowd will come via public transportation). My advice is to... More 

Thank pepsionice
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 that you lose the intimacy. We ate brats from the stands outside the stadium, which... More 

Thank joelwakefield
Mainz, Germany
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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
Huntersville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
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 cannot speak for the seating in the area, but the building is very new and... More 

Thank Kevin S

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