Club: Eintracht Frankfurt | Opening: 2005 | Capacity: 51,500 (9,300 standing)
History and description
The Commerzbank-Arena stands on the place of the old Waldstadion. The last match at the complete Waldstadion got played in 2002, after which the old stadium got gradually demolished while the new stadium was built in its place. This meant that Eintracht could keep playing its home matches at the stadium.
The Commerzbank-Arena officially opened during the 2005 Confederations Cup with a match between Germany and Australia (4-3). At the same tournament the stadium also hosted the final between Brazil and Argentina (4-1). The new stadium had come at a cost of €126 million.
One year later the stadium was one of the playing venues of the 2006 World Cup. During the World Cup it hosted four group matches and the quarter-final between France and Brazil (1-0).
Most notable feature of the arena is its convertible-style retractable roof, though it received temporary negative publicity during the Confederations Cup final when a defect caused a large stream of water to come down during a thunderstorm.
The Commerzbank-Arena has a total of 2,200 business seats and a further 83 lodges that can hold up to 22 people.
The Commerzbank-Arena is located in the south of the city of Frankfurt, about 5 kilometres from its city centre.
The stadium lies close to where the A3 and A5 motorways intersect. From the A3 take exit Frankfurt-Süd toward the B44. Follow for Stadtmitte. The stadium will be signposted with a stadium symbol.
If using public transport, the stadium can be reached with commuter rail (S-Bahn) lines S7, S8, and S9. From Frankfurt’s main rail station (Hauptbahnhof) take line S8 and S9 in the direction of Mainz or Wiesbaden, or line S7 in the direction of Goddellau. Get off at stop Stadion. Line S8 and S9 can also be boarded at other city centre stations.
An alternative is tram 21, which leaves from the main rail station and crosses directly to the south bank on its way to the stadium. Get off at stop Stadion, which is the last on the line. On matchdays tram 20 follows the same route as tram 21.
From Frankfurt’s southern rail station (Südbahnhof) one can take bus 61 to the stadium. Take the bus in the direction of Flughafen and get off at stop Stadion/Osttribüne.
Address: Mörfelder Landstrasse 362, 60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tickets for Eintracht Frankfurt matches can be bought online, at the Fan-Shop at the Commerzbank-Arena, at the Fan-Shop at the An der Hauptwache 1 in the city centre, or at one of the other pre-sale points.
Tickets can also be bought at the gates of the stadium on the day of the match. In its last season in the Bundesliga, Eintracht sold out about half of its home matches.
Eintracht has divided its home matches into four pricing categories. A seat in the most expensive category (A) ranges in price from €31.00 to €72.00, whereas a ticket for the standing areas costs €20.00.
A seat in the cheapest category (D) costs between €23.00 and €52.00, and a ticket for the standing areas goes for €15.00. Tickets are €2.00 cheaper in pre-sale.
For more information call +49 (0) 180 50 60 303 or email email@example.com.
The Commerzbank-Arena offers guided stadium tours that include the dressing rooms, VIP facilities, press areas, and the Eintracht Frankfurt museum. The tours last 60 to 90 minutes.
Tours irregularly run from one up to a few times a week. Check online for current dates and hours. Reservations can be made online.
The tour costs €9.00. For more information call +49 (0) 69 23 80 80 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relevant Internet links
Eintracht.de – Official website of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Commerzbank-Arena.de – Official website of the Commerzbank-Arena.
Frankfurt-tourismus.de – Frankfurt tourist information.
RMV.de – Public transport information for the Rhine-Main region.