Club: FC Augsburg | Opening: 2009 | Capacity: 30,660 (11,034 standing)
History and description
The WWK Arena, previously known as SGL Arena, replaced Augsburg’s old Rosenaustadion, which could not meet the demands of the club after they promoted to the 2. Bundesliga in 2006.
Building works started late 2007 and were completed by the summer of 2009. The WWK Arena officially opened on 26 July 2009 with a match between Augsburg and a selection of players from the region.
The arena came at a cost of €45 million. It would be technically possible to further expand the stadium to a capacity of just under 50,000.
Until 2011, the stadium was called the Impuls Arena when it took on the sponsored name SGL Arena, which changed to WWK Arena in 2015 following a new sponsorship deal.
The WWK Arena counts with a total of 1,700 business seats and a further 520 seats in VIP Lodges.
How to get to the WWK Arena
The WWK Arena is located in the south of the city of Augsburg, about 5.5 kilometres from Augsburg’s city centre and main railway station. The stadium lies just 1.5 kilometres away from the University of Augsburg campus.
The WWK Arena is situated right next to the Bundesstraße 17 motorway, which connects with the A8 (Munich-Stuttgart) further north. Take exit Stadion.
On matchdays there is a special direct tram service from Augsburg’s main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to the stadium. From two hours before the match trams leave about every 5 minutes for the 20-minute ride to stop Fußball-Arena. The journey is free of charge with a match ticket.
On non-matchdays one can take tram 13 from Moritzplatz (or Rathausplatz) in the city centre (a 5-minute walk from the rail station). Get the tram in the direction of Haunstatten West and get off at stop Landesamt für Umwelt. It is a 15-minute walk to the stadium from there.
Address: Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Straße 90, 86199 Augsburg
Eat, drink, and sleep near the WWK Arena
The WWK Arena is located on the edge of the city of Augsburg, surrounded on one side by farmlands, and on the other by a motorway, office buildings, and residential neighbourhoods. While you may find a local restaurant, there is little around in the area in terms of eating and drinking, which is therefore better done is Augsburg’s centre.
There would generally be little reason to stay right near the WWK Arena, but if you do look for a hotel close to the stadium, then Arthotel Ana Style is a good option. It’s a 30-minute walk to get from the hotel to the stadium. Otherwise, there’s a decent selection of hotels in and around Augsburg’s city centre.
Tickets for FC Augsburg matches can be bought online, by phone +49 (0) 1803 01907, at the FCA Café at the Bahnhofsstraße 7 (near the main rail station), at the AZ-Kartenservice at the Maximilianstraße 3 (in the city centre), or at one of the other sales points.
Augsburg typically sell out half of their home matches in a season, but for most matches tickets will be easily available if bought in advance.
Ticket prices range from €25.00 for a seat behind the goal to €45.00 for a seat at one of the long sides. Standing costs €14.00. Prices are increased for six top matches with €2.00 for standing and €4.00 for a seat.
You can find a seating plan here.
WWK Arena stadium tours
FC Augsburg organise guided stadium tours that include the dressing rooms, players tunnel, dugouts, press room, and VIP areas. The tours last about 60 minutes.
Tours only run occasionally, usually once a month on the weekend. For exact dates and times check the online contact form. Use the same form to make bookings or call +49 (0) 821 455 477 0.
The tour costs €5.00. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.