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“Great Atmosphere..!”
Review of Esprit Arena

Esprit Arena
Ranked #22 of 174 things to do in Dusseldorf
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere..!”
Reviewed 6 February 2013

In Germany they just seem to do the match day experience better than anyone else and the Esprit Arena is no different! Attended the Fortuna vs Stuttgart game, the arena is huge and incredibly modern holding approx 55k. It was essentially full for this game and the atmos was fantastic... This can sometimes get lost in European stadiums when compared to British ones due to the pitch being quite far away from the stands, but this doesn't seem to happen here - it maybe because the stadium is quite square and inclosed it seems to hold in the noise.

Like all Bundesliga games the facilities are great, with proper pints (or 500ml as in Europe) of the delicious Dusseldorf Alt beer and proper bratwurst that you can take to your seat rather than a warm bottle of disgusting Carlsberg and hotdog that's been lying in boiled water for £10... The only minor note is getting to/from the ground, it takes longer than it should on the tram and it gets incredibly busy - also on the way back there is a constant flow of trams but there was a big crush to get on. If you are taking young children to the game I would suggest hanging back and letting the crowd die down a bit.

Visited February 2013
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“Fortuna Düsseldorf - Hannover 96”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Very good match, beautifull stadium. Ambiance is good, fans are incredable. The overview of the field is good, even when you sip up very high. Beer prices are good. Food is also good. Everything you expect from a high class German football match. Wonderfull experience and a good thing that Fortuna won.

Visited December 2012
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“Take That Concert very well organised”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We visited the Espit Arena to see Take That, well what a well organised event! To get to the arena was very easy by the underground, to get into the event was simple and service to get a beer or two was easy!
The event went without a hitch, and again like I have realised in Germany the customer service is excellent.
The journey home was slick and again well organised with free travel on the underground and lots of additional trains put on, we were out of the arena and back to the hotel in under 45 mins! Well done :-))

Visited July 2011
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