Club: FC Ingolstadt 04 | Opening: 2010 | Capacity: 15,800 (6,000 standing)
History and description
Audi Sportpark was built to provide newly formed merger club FC Ingolstadt with a new and modern home.
The stadium got built at the terrains of the Bayernoil refineries on the south-eastern edge of the city. It came at a cost of about €20 million, which was completely paid for by the club and their main sponsor Audi.
Audi Sportpark officially opened on the 24th of July 2010 with a three-team tournament involving Ingolstadt, Wolfsburg, and Augsburg.
The stadium counts with a total of 1,350 business seats and 18 VIP lodges. It can furthermore be easily expanded to a capacity of 30,000.
Audi Sportpark is located on the south-eastern edge of the city of Ingolstadt, about 5.5 kilometres from its historic centre and about 4 kilometres from its main rail station, which lies toward the south of the city.
The stadium lies close the A9 motorway, which connects Munich with Nuremberg. If coming from the direction of Munich, leave the A9 at exit 63 Manching. Turn right onto the B16 toward Ingolstadt. Signs will guide you to the stadium.
If coming from the direction of Nuremberg, leave the A9 at exit 62 Ingolstadt-Süd. Turn left onto the Manchinger Straße and follow for about 2 kilometres until signs will guide you to the parking areas of the stadium.
There is regular train service from Munich and Nuremberg to Ingolstadt. The journey from Munich takes 45 to 60 minutes, whereas the ride from Nuremberg takes no more than half an hour.
There is no direct public transport connection from Ingolstadt’s main rail station (Hauptbahnhof) and it may therefore be better to catch a train that stops at station Ingolstadt Nord (less frequent trains, but located closer to the historic centre).
From the central bus terminal (ZOB), which is located on the northern edge of the historic centre and a short walk away from Ingolstadt Nord, one can catch bus 51 to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Audi-Sportpark, which is also the last stop on the line.
From the historic centre (Stadttheater) one can also take bus 21. Again, take the bus toward Audi-Sportpark and get off at the final stop. Both buses run at least every half an hour. The ride takes about 15 minutes.
On matchdays there is a shuttle service (line 202) that starts at ZOB and goes through the historic centre to the stadium. Buses run every 15 minutes from two hours before kickoff.
If coming from the main rail station, it is best to first take a bus to the centre and then follow as above.
Address: Am Sportpark 1, 85053 Ingolstadt
The Donaukurier at the Mauthstraße 9 in the historic centre and the Tourist Information point at the Hauptbahnhof are conveniently located.
Tickets can also be bought at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match. Ingolstadt rarely sells out a regular league match.
Ticket prices range from €22.00 for a seat in one of the corners to €28.00 for a seat at the main stand. A ticket for one of the standing areas costs €12.00.
Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in pre-sale or online. For more information call +49 (0) 841 88 557 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audi Sportpark offers guided stadium tours that include the press areas, dressing rooms, players tunnel, and business sections. The tours last about 60 minutes.
Tours only run occasionally. Check the website of the Audi Sportpark for current dates and times. Bookings are required and can be made by phone +49 (0) 841 88557 150. The tour costs €2.00.
Relevant Internet links
Fcingolstadt.de – Official website of FC Ingolstadt 04.
Audisportpark.de – Official website of Audi Sportpark.
Ingolstadt-turismus.de – Official tourism portal for Ingolstadt.
Invg.de – Ingolstadt public transport information.