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

It is a 16,000-seat stadium located in the city of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Merkur Arena officially opened on July 9, 1997. It is a 16,000-seat stadium located in the city of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Merkur Arena

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The Merkur Arena, originally called the UPC-Arena, officially opened on 9 July 1997. The first match played at the stadium was a friendly between GAK and Sturm Graz (0-4). Ultimately, the Graz Stadium was renamed after a vote by the city council. The stadium was initially named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born in a suburb of Graz. However, fans never warmed up to the name, and after he took some controversial decisions as the governor of the state of California many voices went up to change the name of the stadium. Ultimately, the Graz Stadium was renamed after a vote by city council.

Ultimately, Arnold Schwarzenegger discontinued the use of his name for the stadium in 2005, instead selling naming rights to cable company UPC. This move led to UPC-Arena becoming the stadium's official name.

In 2016, a new naming rights deal resulted in the name Merkur Arena.

How to get to the Merkur Arena

The Merkur Arena is situated in the south of the city of Graz, about 2.5 kilometers from its historic city centre and about 2 kilometers from the main railway station. The stadium is about a ten minute walk from there.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station. From the main railway station, first take a tram or bus to Jakominiplatz and then change to tram 4 or 13. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station.

If arriving by car, the Merkur Arena can be reached from the A2 motorway, which runs south of the city. Take exit 179 toward Knoten Graz-Ost and follow for Zentrum. Continue on the Süd Autobahn into the city. The stadium will be located on the left side of the road soon after a slight left curve.

Address: Stadionplatz 1, A-8041 Graz

Sturm Graz Tickets

Tickets for Sturm Graz games can be bought online, at the Fan Shop at the stadium, or at the fanshop located at Hans-Sachs-Gasse 8 in Graz's city centre?. Tickets for the fan section A are expected to cost between €18.00 and €28.00, while tickets for sections B and C are going to be a little cheaper. Prices for some high-profile matches (e.g. the major Vienna teams) are more expensive with a few euros.

GAK Tickets

Tickets for GAK games can be bought online or on the day of the match. Expect to pay between £13.00 and £20.00 for a ticket.

Useful Internet links

The official website of SK Sturm Graz is sksturm.at, while the official website of GAK is gak.at, and the official website of the UPC-Arena is mcg.at. Finally, Graz tourism information can be found at graztourismus.at.

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B. Garnica J. Godinez
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A. Rodriguez F. Navarro
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  • 46
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    67'
    G. Fernandez D. Lezcano
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    F. Arce D. Machis
    C. Cisneros P. Yrizar
    71'
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    84'
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    F. J. Nevarez Pulgarin J. Duenas
    86'
    A. Medina A. Acosta
    R. Alvarado P. Perez
    86'
    F. Gonzalez A. Torres
    87'
    F. Beltran
    90'+2
    90'+3
    M. Garcia
  • 48%
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    52%
  • 44
    Dangerous Attacks
    32
  • 15
    Total Shots
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    (A. Gignac) S. Cordova
    75'
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    90'+3
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    46'
    C. Rodriguez C. Tabo
    J. Vigon R. Carioca
    61'
    R. Fulgencio L. Quinones
    61'
    F. Thauvin N. Lopez
    78'
    J. Angulo E. Tercero
    78'
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    R. Martinez F. Vinas
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    J. dos Santos A. Fidalgo
    76'
    A. Zendejas H. Martin
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    C. Trejo M. Manotas
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  • 41
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    J. Nelson R. Priso-Mbongue
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    R. Baker-Whiting F. Montero
    90'+2
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  • 13
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  • 06
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    46'
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    M. Godinho L. Martins
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    90'
    C. Jennings S. Ibeagha
    R. Gauld F. Jungwirth
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    J. Gonzalez R. De La Fuente
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    It is a 16,000-seat stadium located in the city of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Merkur Arena officially opened on July 9, 1997. It is a 16,000-seat stadium located in the city of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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