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HDI Arena: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

It has a maximum capacity of 82,000 spectators. The HDI Arena, formerly known as the AWD Arena and until 2002 called Niedersachsenstadion, was built in 1952 and 1954. It has a maximum capacity of 82,000 spectators.

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History and description

The HDI Arena, formerly known as the AWD Arena and before that, the Niedersachsenstadion, was built between 1952 and 1954. The stadium opened on September 26th, 1954. The first match at the Niedersachsenstadion was played three weeks later. This tie between the national teams of West-Germany and France ended in a 1-3 victory for the guests. The stadium could initially hold 86,656 spectators.

The stadium has a capacity for over 50,000 people and is regularly used for football matches and other events such as concerts. The Niedersachsenstadion was built by the city of Hanover to host multiple sports, most notably football games and other events. The stadium has a capacity of over 50,000 people and is regularly used for football matches and other events such as concerts.

Their regular home remained Eilenriedestadion until the club made the permanent move to the Niedersachsenstadion in 1964.

After being selected as a playing venue for the 1974 World Cup, the stadium underwent extensive renovation that included the construction of a roof.

During the World Cup, the Niedersachsenstadion hosted two matches in the first group stage and another two in the second group stage. The most notable of these was the match between Brazil and Argentina (2-1).

fourteen years later, the stadium again served as a playing venue for a major tournament, this time the 1988 European Championships. During that tournament, it hosted two first round group matches.

In 2002, the stadium's name changed to AWD Arena as a result of a sponsorship deal. Shortly after, preparations for redevelopment to prepare the stadium for the 2006 World Cup began. The redevelopment plans involved the almost complete rebuilding of the stadium and the installation of a new roof. Works were completed in early 2005.

The AWD Arena hosted four group matches and the quarter-final between France and Spain during the World Cup.

In 2013, the AWD Arena changed its name following the takeover and renaming of insurance firm AWD by Swiss Life. The new naming sponsor was another insurance firm, HDI Gruppe. As a result, the arena became known as HDI Arena.

(photos of the present HDI Arena below)

How to get to the HDI Arena

The HDI Arena is located about 1.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) south of Hanover's city center. The walk from the main rail station takes 5 to 10 minutes longer. The stadium can be reached by commuter rail (S-Bahn). The S-Bahn lines S3, S7, S9, and S17 all pass through the center (Kröpcke or Thielenplatz) and the rail station (Hauptbahnhof). Get off at station Waterloo (S3, S7, and S9), or at station Stadionbrücke (S3, S7, and S17). Both stations lie a 5 to 10-minute walk away from the stadium.

Alternatively, bus 100 and 200 connect the stadium with the city centre. Get off at stop HDI Arena (AWD Arena).

Address: Robert-Enke-Straße 3, 30169 Hannover

Eat, drink, and sleep near the HDI Arena

The HDI Arena is located in a pleasant area adjacent to other sports facilities, parks, and the Schützenplatz Hannover, a large fairground. There are many eating and drinking options near the stadium, and many more a short walk away in Hanover's city centre.

All three hotels have Free Wifi in all rooms and Business centers.

You could also pick a hotel on the southern edge of the city centre, from where it is about a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Some good hotels to choose from include the Garni Hotel Reverey, Mercure Hotel Hannover City, and Lühmanns Hotel am Rathaus. All of these hotels have good reviews and are reasonably priced.

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Hannover Tickets

Tickets to Hannover 96 matches can be bought online, by phone +49 (0) 1805 1896 00, at the Fanshop at the HDI Arena, at the Fanshop at the Rathenaustraße 21 in the city centre, or at one of the other authorized sales points, where several are available in Hanover's city centre. If tickets remain available, they can be bought at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match. Hannover typically sell out about half of their Bundesliga matches in a season, but in the 2. Bundesliga they only sell out local derbies.

Tickets prices start at $20.00 for a seat behind the goal and range up to $40.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Standing costs $12.00.

You can find a seating plan here.

Stadium tours

Hannover 96 organize guided stadium tours of the HDI Arena that include the VIP areas, mixed zone, and press room. The tours last between seventy and ninety minutes. The tours typically run a few times a month, and you can check the official website for the current schedule and to book online. You can also email [email protected] or call +49 (0) 511 96900 400 for more information.

The tour costs ?7.00.

Relevant Internet links

The Hannover 96 website is the official website for the football club Hannover 96. The HDI Arena website is the official website of the stadium in which Hannover 96 play their home matches. Hannover.de is the official website of the city of Hannover. GVH.de is the Hannover public transport information and journey planner.

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