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Mercedes-Benz Arena: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

The Mercedes-Benz Arena was built between 1929 and 1933, and opened with the German Gymnastics Championships on 26 July 1933. It originally held around 35,000 spectators.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Saturday, 02.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

Nazi Party rally speeches and large concerts were common there. After the Second World War, the stadium was used by Allied forces as a base and later become home to the German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund. The Mercedes-Benz Arena was built between 1929 and 1933, and it opened on 26 July 1933 with the German Gymnastics Championships. At first, it was called Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn, and it could hold about 35,000 spectators. Nazi Party rally speeches and large concerts were common there after the Second World War. After the war, it was used by Allied forces as a base and then became home to Borussia Dortmund football club. Just two years later, the stadium was further expanded with wooden stands to a capacity of over seventy thousand places, though these stands had to get closed in 1938 due to safety regulations.

The new name commemorates the work of Professor Theodor Von Karman, who developed the wind tunnels used to study aerodynamics. After World War II, the stadium's name was first changed to Century Stadium in memory of Professor Theodor Von Karman, who helped develop the wind tunnels used to study aerodynamics. Later in 1949, it was renamed Neckarstadion in honor of von Karman's work.

Right after the Neckarstadion was expanded, it had a capacity of almost 100,000 places.

In 1959, the stadium hosted the European Cup final between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims. A few years later, in 1962, Atlético Madrid beat Fiorentina 3-0 in the replay of that year's Cup Winner's Cup final.

In 1973, Neckarstadion underwent extensive renovation in preparation for the 1974 World Cup. This included reconstruction of the main stand and a cover for the opposite side. The stadium's capacity was reduced to 70,500 places.

The 1974 World Cup had three group matches played in the stadium. The first match in Group A was between Poland and Sweden (1-0). The second match in Group A was between Argentina and West Germany (3-1). The final match in Group A was between Italy and Netherlands (2-0).

In 1988, Neckarstadion hosted the second European Cup final. The match between PSV Eindhoven and Benfica was won by the Dutch on penalties after having drawn 0-0 in regular time.

Three months later, the stadium was one of the playing venues of the 1988 European Championships, hosting one first round group match and the semi-final between the Soviet Union and Italy (2-0).

Further redevelopments of the stadium in 1993 saw the majority of the terraces converted into seats and a roof constructed that covered the complete stadium.

The stadium name was changed to Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion at the same time that the works were financed by car manufacturer Daimler-Benz.

The next renovation of Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium was prepared in preparation for the 2006 World Cup, which included the reconstruction of the upper tiers.

The stadium hosted six matches during the World Cup, including four first round group matches, the round of 16 match between England and Ecuador (1-0), and the match for third place between Germany and Portugal (3-1).

The original athletics track was then demolished.

The stadium's total capacity increased to its current total, and at the same time its name changed to Mercedes-Benz Arena. Work was completed in the middle of 2011.

(photos of the present Mercedes-Benz Arena below)

How to get to the Mercedes-Benz Arena

The Mercedes-Benz Arena is located in the northeast of Stuttgart on the east bank of the river Neckar, about 4.5 kilometers from Stuttgart's city center and main rail station. If arriving by car from the motorways around Stuttgart, directional signs with a stadium symbol will guide you, via the B10 and B14, to the stadium.

If using public transport, take the S-Bahn line S1 from the main rail station (Hbf). Take the train in the direction of Kirchheim and get off at stop Neckarpark. From there, it is a 5-minute walk to the stadium.

The Stadtbahn line U11 can also bring passengers from the main railway station to the stadium (NeckarPark).

It is possible to walk to the stadium from Bad Cannstatt station, which is served by several S-Bahn and other train lines.

Address: Mercedesstraße 87, 70372 Stuttgart (Bad Cannstatt)

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Mercedes-Benz Arena

The Mercedes-Benz Arena is situated between the river Neckar and some railroad tracks, surrounded by other sports and event facilities, some light industry, and a few warehouses. There are a few places to eat and drink in the building adjacent to the stadium that also houses the Hilton Hotel, but otherwise there is not much directly around in terms of entertainment. There are plenty of places to eat or drink in nearby Bad Cannstatt though.

If you wish to stay as close to the arena as possible, the Hilton Garden Inn NeckarPark would likely have your preference. It is located right across the stadium, but does come in the higher price ranges. Hotel Discovery is a cheaper alternative located right on the other side of the Neckar.

Attimo Hotel Stuttgart, Motel One, and Hotel Geissler are also still located near Bad Cannstatt rail station. These hotels have the added benefit of more eating and drinking options around.

Looking for hotels near the Mercedes-Benz Arena? Click here, and explore the options in Stuttgart's city centre.

VfB Stuttgart Tickets

Tickets for VFB Stuttgart games can be bought online, or at the Fan-Center at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Despite this, the club receives a relatively low television revenue. Stuttgart's attendance is amongst the highest in the Bundesliga, but the club only sells out about a third of their home matches and tickets are generally easily available if bought in advance. Despite this, the club receives a relatively low television revenue.

Tickets can cost anywhere from $25 for a seat at one of the curves to $55 for a central seat at the main stand. Standing costs $14.50. Prices are raised for more high-profile matches.

You can find a seating plan here.

Mercedes-Benz Arena stadium tours

The tour begins with a 10-minute introduction to the stadium and its history, followed by a walk around the entire stadium. The tour runs multiple times per day. The schedule is available on the VfB Stuttgart website, and reservations are required.

The tour costs ?11.00. Email [email protected] for more information.

Photos of the Mercedes-Benz-Arena

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Useful websites

The official website of VFB Stuttgart is vfb.de. The official tourist website for the Stuttgart region is stuttgart-tourist.de. The official public transport information website for the Stuttgart region is vvs.de The stadium tour was very in-depth and the guide was fantastic. Some real gems to pick up on were that there is a window in the gents toilet, and what feature of this stadium did the Allianz Arena adopt and now pay VfB for? Well worth a visit.

Wonderful Stadium.

Did the stadium tour last year as we were in Stuttgart for Cannstatter Wasen.

The stadium tour was very detailed and the guide was fantastic. She was also extremely fluent in English, but in general the Germans are very hospitable with that.

Some interesting insights to be gleaned. Why is there a window in the gentlemen's toilet? And what feature of the Allianz Arena did VfB pay Allianz for?

Well worth a visit.

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