|Former names||Augsburg Arena (2006–2009)|
Impuls Arena (2009–2011)
SGL Arena (2011–2015)
|Capacity||30,660 (league matches),|
28,367 (international matches)
|Opened||26 July 2009|
|Construction cost||€45 million|
|Architect||Bernhard & Kögl|
| FC Augsburg (2009–present)|
Germany national football team (selected matches)
Augsburg Arena, currently known commercially as the WWK Arena (German pronunciation: [ˌveːveːˈkaː ʔaˌʁeːna] , officially stylised as WWK ARENA) is a football stadium in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of FC Augsburg.
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The stadium has a capacity of 30,660 with 19,060 seats and standing room for 11,034. A second phase of construction could expand capacity to 49,000 in the future.It replaced the club's previous home stadium, Rosenaustadion.
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WWK Arena is the first climate-neutral football stadium in the world. The carbon neutrality was achieved by six ecological heat pumps (40 m deep), which produce the desired temperature via heat exchangers. A bio natural gas boiler also supplies the necessary energy during peak load times at a game.In 2017, a new stadium facade will be made for the WWK Arena.
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