The BayArena is a football stadium in Leverkusen, Germany. The stadium opened in 1958 and has been the home base of Bayer 04 Leverkusen ever since. The current capacity is 30,210, but it was only 20,000 after the stadium's opening; it has been renovated several times.

Cheer Leverkusen on at the BayArena

In 1999, a hotel was built into the North Curve of the BayArena, the Lidner Hotel BayArena. From the restaurant, conference room and even some hotel rooms, the hotel offers an amazing view over the football field. This is not the only special thing about the BayArena because it was the first stadium in Germany where a stand especially for families was constructed. It didn’t stop there: this stadium was also the first in Germany that transformed into an all-seater stadium. This beautiful stadium of Bayer 04 Leverkusen was on top of everything and is certainly worth visiting once.

BayArena’s history

The stadium was initially called Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion. The first renovations took place in 1986 when it got modernised. The renovation continued intermittently, which is why it finished in 1997. The stadium retrieved the name we now know a year later and the youth stadium next to the BayArena retrieved the old name of the stadium. Leverkusen offered to host the World Cup of 2006 but to increase a stadium with a capacity of 22,500 to a capacity of 40,000 didn’t seem very practical. The city was forced to pull back because of this. However, the stadium got used by the German national team for trainings. After further expansions, the BayArena did get elected as a host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011.

Visit BayArena?

It only takes 15 minutes to walk from the centre of Leverkusen to the BayArena. So, this is a great way to get to the stadium. Would you rather make use of public transportation? It also takes 15 minutes to travel from the centre to the stadium by bus. Hop on bus 203 towards Im Eisholz at bus stop Rathaus-Galerie. Then you hop off at bus stop BayArena and walk straight to the stadium. You could travel to the stadium through other buses, but then you still need to walk ten minutes to the stadium. Would you like to visit a beautiful football match of Bayer Leverkusen in the BayArena? Then you should book your football trip to Bayer Leverkusen and experience it yourself!

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