Opel Arena

Key facts

Club: 1. FSV Mainz | Opening: 2011 | Capacity: 34,000 (14,000 standing)

History and description

The Opel Arena, previously known as Coface Arena, opened in 2011 and replaced Mainz’s Stadion am Bruchweg. Construction of the new stadium had begun in 2009 and was completed 22 months later.

The Opel Arena officially opened on 4 July 2011, whereas the first football match was played on 19 July with a mini-tournament of Mainz, Dortmund, Bayern, and Hamburg.

The stadium was initially called Coface Arena following a naming rights deal with insurer Coface, but got renamed Opel Arena in July 2016 following a new naming rights deal after the previous one had expired.

How to get to the Opel Arena

The Opel 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 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.

If using public transport, you can catch bus 54 (to Brucknerstraße), 55 (to Th.-Heuss-Straße), or 58 (to Rathausplatz) from the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to get to the Opel 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

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Opel Arena

The Opel Arena is located on the edge of the city of Mainz, surrounded by farmlands, quiet residential neighbourhoods, and the University of Mainz campus. There is little around in terms of eating and drinking, which is best done in Mainz’ city centre.

There are no hotels directly near the Opel Arena, but both Hotel Roemerstein and Park Inn Mainz are only a 15 to 20-minute walk away. The latter is mostly convenient if one arrives by car.

Alternatively, there is a decent number of options in Mainz’ city centre, while one can also opt to stay in nearby Frankfurt, which is a mere half an hour away by train.

FSV Mainz 05 Tickets

Tickets for Mainz 05 matches can be bought online at the Mainz official website or through Eventim, by phone +49 (0) 6131 375500, at the Fanshop at the stadium, or at one of the other sales points.

Centrally located sales points include the Tourist Office at Am Rathaus in the historic centre or Ticketbox at the Kleine Langgasse 4 near the main rail station.

Tickets for most matches will be easily available if bought in advance. If tickets remain available, these can be bought at the ticket windows of the Opel Arena before the start of the match.

Ticket prices start at €27.00 for a seat behind the goal and range up to €45.00 for a central seat at the long side. Standing costs €13.50. Ticket prices are increased with €2.00 to €11.00  for a few high profile matches.

Mainz offer both mobile tickets and print @ home tickets.

You can find a seating plan here. Email ticketing@mainz05.de for more information.

Stadium tours

FSV Mainz organise 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 Mainz official website for actual dates and times.

Bookings can be made by email through stadionfuehrungen@mainz05.de. The tour costs €5.00.

Photos of the Opel Arena

Relevant Internet links

Mainz05.de – Official website of 1. FC Mainz 05.
Mainz.de – Mainz tourist information.
Mvg-Mainz.de – Mainz public transport information.