The Red Bull Arena is a football stadium that is home to RB Leipzig. Opened in 2004 as Germany geared up to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the stadium would host four group matches and the Round of 16 fixture in which Argentina defeated Mexico 2-1.
The venue was originally known as Zentralstadion, however it was renamed in 2010 as energy drink manufacturer Red Bull took over SSV Markranstädt, rebranding the club and moving them into the empty stadium.
The stadium was built on the site of the former Zentralstadion, which when originally constructed in 1956 was one of the biggest in Europe with a capacity of 100,000.
As well as hosting matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and regularly being used for Germany internationals, the venue was used at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup and hosted the German League Cup Final between 2005 and 2007. Matches at UEFA Euro 2024 will also be played at the stadium.
Tickets at Red Bull Arena
RB Leipzig regularly sell out matches so it is advisable to purchase tickets well in advance. Tickets are in four categories depending on the opposition, in the 2019-2020 season ranging from:
Adults: €25-€85 (A+), €50-€75 (A), €40-€65 (B), €15-€55 (C)
Concessions: €20-€80 (A+), €45-€70 (A), €35-€60 (B), €10-€50 (C)
Children (7-14): €17.50-€37.50 (A+), €15-€27.50 (A), €15-€27.50 (B), €7.50-€27.50 (C)
Children (under 7): €15-€20 (A+), €10 (A), €10 (B), €5-€10 (C)
Tickets are available to purchase online, at the fan shops at the Petersbogen mall in the city centre or the stadium, or Arena Ticket at Sportforum 2 near the stadium.
Location & Travel to Red Bull Arena
The Red Bull Arena lies approximately 2 kilometres west of Leipzig’s city centre.
Airport: Leipzig/Halle Airport is the largest airport in the region, offering flights to a limited number of destinations across Europe. The airport is about 15 kilometres north of the city, with the on site railway station offering trains to the city and across the country.
Alternatively the larger Berlin Brandenburg Airport offers a greater selection of destinations and is located a couple of hours north of Leipzig by train.
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Bus: On matchdays, there is a shuttlebus service from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof.
Driving & Parking: Take the Leipzig-West exit (17) from the A9 motorway and follow the B181. There is very limited car parking around the stadium so it is recommended to use the park and ride facilities at Leipziger Messe, Schönauer Ring, Plovdiver Straße, Völkerschlachtdenkmal and “Lausen.
Train: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is the city’s main railway station and offers a number of rail services across the area and wider country. To reach the stadium, you can catch the shuttlebus (as above), trams 3,7 or 15 (as below) or walk in about 30 minutes.
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Tram: The Sportforum light rail station is located next to the stadium and served by tram lines 3, 7, 8, and 15. Free public transport is available using your matchday ticket in the local area up to four hours before and after the match.
Walk: Walking from Leipzig’s city centre to the stadium will take around 25 minutes along Gottschedstraße.
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Red Bull Arena Stadium Tour
Stadium tours of the Red Bull Arena last for 60 minutes, costing:
- Adults – €12
- Concessions – €10
- Children (up to 14) – €5
- Children (0-3) – Free
- Families (2 adults & an under 14) – €25
Booking the stadium tour is available through the official RB Leipzig website here.