Augsburg Arena

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WWK Arena
Impuls Arena Augsburg 2011.jpg
Former namesAugsburg Arena (2006–2009)
Impuls Arena (2009–2011)
SGL Arena (2011–2015)
Location Augsburg, Germany
Coordinates 48°19′23.3″N10°53′9.6″E / 48.323139°N 10.886000°E / 48.323139; 10.886000 Coordinates: 48°19′23.3″N10°53′9.6″E / 48.323139°N 10.886000°E / 48.323139; 10.886000
Owner FC Augsburg
Capacity 30,660 [1] (league matches),
28,367 (international matches)
Surfacegrass
Construction
Opened26 July 2009
Construction cost€45 million
ArchitectBernhard & Kögl
Tenants
FC Augsburg (2009–present)
Germany national football team (selected matches)

Augsburg Arena, currently known commercially as the WWK Arena (German pronunciation: [ˌveːveːˈkaː ʔaˌʁeːnaː] , 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. [2] It replaced the club's previous home stadium, Rosenaustadion.

Rosenaustadion football stadium

Rosenaustadion is a multi-purpose stadium in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. It is the second largest stadium in the city.

During the time of designing and constructing the stadium, it was called "Augsburg Arena" [ˈʔaʊksbʊʁk ʔaˌʁeːnaː] . It was opened as "Impuls Arena" ( [ʔɪmˈpʊls ʔaˌʁeːnaː] , officially stylised as impuls arena), and was renamed "SGL Arena" ( [ˌʔɛsɡeːˈʔɛl ʔaˌʁeːnaː] , officially stylised as SGL arena) after SGL Carbon acquired the naming rights for the structure in May 2011. The contract had a term of seven years and began on 1 July 2011. [3] On 1 July 2015 the stadium naming rights were acquired by WWK, an insurance company, changing the official name of the stadium to "WWK ARENA". [4]

SGL Carbon

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Augsburg was one of the official host cities of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the subsequent 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Impuls arena was the location of several matches during the group stage and the quarterfinals. During the FIFA-competitions it was renamed "FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium Augsburg".

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2011 FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.

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. [5] [6] In 2017, a new stadium facade will be made for the WWK Arena. [7]


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