The Volkswagen Arena is found in Wolfsburg, Germany and it was first opened in 2002 and is named after the famed auto group. It is the home stadium for VfL Wolfsburg and it has 22,000 seats and standing room for 8,000 fans.
History of the Volkswagen Arena
VfL won promotion to the top flight of Germany football in 1998, which saw the Volkswagen group decide to put more effort into the club. As the former stadium of the team was not up to par with the standards of the Bundesliga, it was decided to build a new stadium for the team.
It was in 2001 that the construction process for this new ground began and was originally called the ‘Arena an der Berliner Brucker’. The total cost of the project was about €53 million, with Wolfsburg AG being the developer. The company is half-owned by the Volkswagen Group and the other half is owned by the city. The final work was completed in December 2002, rounding off 19 months of development.
After its opening, there was a much higher average attendance at the VfL Wolfsburg games. The first match was against VfB Stuttgart. An international game was held in the stadium in 2003, with Germany taking on Canada in a friendly fixture. There have also been a number of music concerts held at the Volkswagen Arena over the years.
It was in 2008 that a record attendance was hit at the Volkswagen Arena. There were some changes made around the stadium during these years, such as building a new training ground. There were warm-up matches held at the Volkswagen Arena in advance of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, with it also being a venue during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011.
The layout of the Arena
The highlight of the Volkswagen Arena is its complex-looking roof. It is a membrane structure that is supported by trusses. It is a translucent roof, helping with the stadium atmosphere and also helping with the growth of the grass. There are two tiers to the stadium, with all of the seats at the stadium being covered. There are also 31 corporate boxes and a Skylounge above both of the grandstands.
VfL was the first club in the Bundesliga to have lit its stadium using LEDs when installing a new system in 2017. The pitch itself is made up of hybrid grass, with the natural grass re-enforced using synthetic fibres to help to be more durable. Volkswagen Arena was the first stadium in the top tier with a 5G surface, doing so in the opening day of the 2019/2020 season.
VfL Wolfsburg was started in 1945 and it contains a number of different sports, including football, athletics, handball and badminton. The team has played in the Bundesliga for a number of years, having won it for the first time ever in 2008/2009.
It also won the DFB-Pokal in and the DFL-Supercup in 2015. The team has been playing its home games at the VfL Wolfsburg since 2002.
Betting on games
The Volkswagen Arena is one of the best looking stadiums in German football. With its owners, it has been pioneering many technological changes in German football, whether it is through the pitch surface or the LED floodlights.
VfL Wolfsburg has improved massively in recent years and has been competitive in the top tier of football. This means that there is plenty of betting interest which is reflected by the leading football betting sites.
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