The Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena is a stadium that is multi-purpose in Sinsheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Its main function is to play host for football games for 1899 Hoffenheim, holding over 30,000 fans. The club formerly played its home games at the Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion.
The Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena is the biggest stadium of its kind in the metro area of Rhine-Neckar. The first game to take place at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena came in January 2009, with Hoffenheim successfully beating FC Energie Cottbus. It went on to play host to games for the 2011 Women’s FIFA World Cup, as well as playing host to an ice hockey game.
The total cost to develop the stadium was about €60 million. The development began in 2007 and finished in 2009. The reason for the team moving to the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena was because of the team getting into the top tier of football in Germany.
Location of Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena
The Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena is found in the town of Sinsheim, which is about six kilometres away from Hoffenheim. It is a couple of kilometres away from the historical centre of Sinsheim and to the main rail station in the town. There are extra trains operating on match days, as well as shuttles running to and from the stadium from this main rail station.
It is also ideally located next to the A6 motorway. Tickets can be bought online, at the stadium or at one of the ticket options around the nearby city. Attendance levels have been dropping somewhat in recent times. There are also regular tours of the stadium available if you wish to check out the facilities.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim plays its home games at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. The club was founded back in 1899 as a gymnastics club.
In 1845, the club in its current form was founded. They were playing in the lower divisions of football in Germany for many years, being in the fifth division at the turn of the 21st century.
However, after getting substantial financial backing from Dietmar Hopp of SAP and other backers, the club rapidly moved up the ranks of domestic football.
The team got promoted to the top tier Bundesliga in 2008, sparking the new need for the new stadium. The best finish the team has managed in its history to date in the top tier is a third-place finish in the 2017/2018 season.
This allowed the team to get into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history, doing the same the following season but both times they finished at the bottom of their groups.
Betting on games at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena
The Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena is one of the newer stadiums in German football, with it having a unique look and feel to it.
While it may be a lot smaller with its 30,000 capacity than other top tier stadiums, it still lends itself to a great atmosphere. The games at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena are always exciting affairs.
Since TSG 1899 Hoffenheim got to the Bundesliga, they have been gradually improving. This has gotten them to the Champions League and a third-place finish in the league. There are plenty of betting markets on offer through the top betting sites for these games.
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