Club: 1. FSV Mainz | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 34,000 (14,000 standing)
History and description
The Coface Arena replaced Mainz’s Stadion am Bruchweg. Construction of the new stadium began in 2009 and was completed 22 months later.
The Coface Arena officially opened on the 4th of July 2011. The first football match was played on the 19th of July with a mini-tournament consisting of Mainz, Dortmund, Bayern, and Hamburg.
The Coface Arena is located on the western edge of the city of Mainz, slightly more than 4 kilometres from Mainz historic centre and the main rail station. The stadium is surrounded by farmlands, though lies close to the Gutenberg University Mainz campus.
The stadium is easy to reach from the A60 motorway, which runs south and west of the city of Mainz. Take exit 19 Mainz-Fintheim and follow the L419 toward Mainz-Zentrum. The stadium will lie on the right side of the road after about 2 kilometres.
From the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) one can catch bus 54 (to Brucknerstraße), 55 (to Th.-Heuss-Straße), or 58 (to Rathausplatz) to get to the Coface Arena. Get off at stop Kisselberg/Coface Deutschland. The ride will only take 5 minutes.
Good alternatives are bus 68 and 69. Get off at Ackermannweg (68) or Fachhochschule (69).
On matchdays special shuttle buses run from the main railway station to the stadium.
Address: Eugen-Salomon-Straße 1, 55128 Mainz
Centrally located pre-sale points include the Tourist Office at Am Rathaus in the historic centre or Ticketbox at the Kleine Langgasse 4 near the main rail station.
Mainz sold out the majority of their home matches in their first year at the Coface Arena, however for most matches tickets will be easily available in pre-sale.
Ticket prices start at €26.00 for a corner-seat behind the goal and range up to €42.00 for a central seat at the long side. Standing costs €12.50.
FSV Mainz organises guided stadium tours that include the dressing rooms, dugouts, VIP areas, and press room. The tours last about 90 minutes.
Tours currently run every Friday at 5:00 pm, but exceptions can apply. Check the official website for changes.
Bookings can be made by phone +49 (0) 6131 49980 443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour costs €5.00.
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