|Former names||Kölnarena (1998–2008)|
|Location||Deutz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Public transit|| Köln Messe/Deutz |
Bahnhof Deutz/LANXESS arena
|Owner||Immobilienfonds Köln-Deutz Arena, Mantelbebauung GbR|
|Operator||Arena Management GmbH|
|Capacity||20,000 (concerts) |
|Broke ground||July 31, 1996|
|Opened||October 5, 1998|
|Construction cost||€ 153 million|
|Kölner Haie (DEL) (1998–present)|
Lanxess Arena (originally Kölnarena, German for Cologne Arena) is an indoor arena, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known as the 18,500-capacity home of the Kölner Haie. The arena opened in 1998 and can accommodate 20,000 people for concerts. With its capacity of 18,500, it is the largest ice hockey arena outside North America.
It is primarily used by Kölner Haie (ice hockey), VfL Gummersbach (handball), Köln RheinStars (basketball), and as a concert venue.
The arena is spanned by a steel arch supporting the roof via steel cables. The height of the arch is 76 m (249 ft) and its weight is 480 tons.
On June 2, 2008, it was announced that Kölnarena would be renamed Lanxess Arena, for a period of ten years.The sponsor, Lanxess AG, is a specialty chemicals group based in the Lanxess Tower in Deutz, Cologne.
Lanxess Arena has been one of the top entertainment venues in Cologne since its opening. Many international artists have performed at the venue, spanning a wide range of music genres. Artists that have performed their concerts at the venue are listed in the table below.
|Concerts held at Lanxess Arena|
|October 5||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||The Singles Tour|
|November 19||Elton John||Big Picture Tour|
|December 27||United States||Prince||New Power Soul Tour|
|March 8||United States||Kiss||Psycho Circus World Tour|
|April 15|| Bruce Springsteen |
E Street Band
|Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour|
|May 15||Germany||Scorpions||Eye to Eye Tour|
|June 7||United States||Backstreet Boys||Into the Millennium Tour|
|June 24||Aerosmith||Nine Lives Tour|
|September 24||Whitney Houston||My Love Is Your Love World Tour|
|October 19||Cher||Do You Believe?|
|February 20||United States||Mariah Carey||Rainbow World Tour|
|May 6||Puerto Rico||Ricky Martin||Livin' la Vida Loca Tour|
|May 11||United States||Bob Dylan||Never Ending Tour 2000|
|June 27||United Kingdom||Elton John||Stately Home Tour|
|October 29||Australia||AC/DC||Stiff Upper Lip World Tour|
|November 13||United States||Britney Spears||Oops!... I Did It Again Tour|
|November 15||Australia||AC/DC||Stiff Upper Lip World Tour|
|July 12||Ireland||U2||Elevation Tour|
|July 23||United Kingdom||Mark Knopfler||Sailing to Philadelphia Tour|
|September 26||Depeche Mode||Exciter Tour|
|May 18||United Kingdom||Roger Waters||In the Flesh Tour|
|December 12||Colombia||Shakira||Tour of the Mongoose|
|April 27||Ireland||Westlife||Unbreakable Tour|
|April 29||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||Back in the World Tour|
|October 4||United States||Christina Aguilera||The Stripped Tour|
|October 31||United Kingdom||David Bowie||A Reality Tour|
|November 17||United States||Justin Timberlake||The Justified World Tour|
|December 16||Metallica||Madly in Anger with the World Tour|
|March 15||United States||Pink||Try This Tour|
|March 29||Canada||Shania Twain||Up! Tour|
|May 28||United States||Cher||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour|
|November 1||Anastacia||Live at Last Tour|
|March 1||United States||Anastacia||Live at Last Tour|
|April 5||Australia||Kylie Minogue||Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour|
|May 30||United States||Backstreet Boys||Never Gone Tour|
|May 31||Destiny's Child||Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It|
|June 6||United Kingdom||Mark Knopfler||Shangri-La Tour|
|October 19||United States||Pink||I'm Not Dead Tour|
|November 6|| Bruce Springsteen |
|Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour|
|November 13||United Kingdom||George Michael||25 Live|
|April 8||Colombia||Shakira||Oral Fixation Tour|
|April 16||United Kingdom||Roger Waters||The Dark Side of the Moon Live|
|June 10||United States||Justin Timberlake||FutureSex/LoveShow|
|June 14||Meat Loaf||Seize The Night Tour|
|June 27||Aerosmith||2007 World Tour|
|September 15||Gwen Stefani||Sweet Escape Tour|
|October 29||United Kingdom||Take That||Beautiful World Tour 2007|
|December 13||United States|| Bruce Springsteen |
E Street Band
|December 20||United Kingdom||Spice Girls||The Return of the Spice Girls|
|May 27||Australia||Kylie Minogue||KylieX2008|
|June 18||Canada||Celine Dion||Taking Chances World Tour|
|September 8||Nickelback||Dark Horse Tour|
|September 12||United Kingdom||Coldplay||Viva la Vida Tour|
|January 14||United States||Tina Turner||Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour|
|March 30||Pink||Funhouse Tour|
|May 17||Metallica||World Magnetic Tour|
|June 17||United Kingdom||Eagles||Long Road Out of Eden Tour|
|July 1||Canada||Leonard Cohen||Leonard Cohen Tour 2008–2010|
|October 5||United States||Green Day||21st Century Breakdown World Tour|
|November 16||United Kingdom||Muse||The Resistance Tour|
|November 28|| Cliff Richard |
|The Final Reunion Tour|
|November 29||Germany||Rammstein||Liebe ist für alle da Tour|
|December 16||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||Good Evening Europe Tour|
|June 20||United Kingdom||Mark Knopfler||Get Lucky Tour|
|September 24||Sting||Symphonicity Tour|
|October 14||Canada||Michael Bublé||Crazy Love Tour|
|October 27||United States||Linkin Park||A Thousand Suns World Tour|
|November 13||Germany||Scorpions||Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour|
|December 11||Colombia||Shakira||The Sun Comes Out World Tour|
|May 21||United Kingdom||Sade||Sade Live|
|June 21||United States||Eagles||Long Road Out of Eden Tour|
|July 28||Prince||Welcome 2|
|October 7||Red Hot Chili Peppers||I'm with You World Tour|
|October 18||Britney Spears||Femme Fatale Tour|
|November 8||Barbados||Rihanna||Loud Tour|
|November 29||United States||30 Seconds To Mars||Into the Wild Tour|
|April 25||Canada||Michael Bublé||Crazy Love Tour|
|July 4||United Kingdom||Snow Patrol||Fallen Empires Tour|
|July 10||United States||Madonna||The MDNA Tour|
|September 4||Lady Gaga||Born This Way Ball|
|September 21||Canada||Nickelback||Here and Now Tour|
|November 15||United Kingdom||Deep Purple||The Songs That Built Rock Tour|
|April 6||Canada||Justin Bieber||Believe Tour|
|June 26||Barbados||Rihanna||Diamonds World Tour|
|November 21||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||The Delta Machine Tour|
|March 15||United States||Beyoncé||The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour|
|April 20||Justin Timberlake||The 20/20 Experience World Tour|
|May 1||Germany||Scorpions||Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour|
|May 2||United Kingdom||Peter Gabriel||Back to Front Tour|
|May 26||United States||Miley Cyrus||Bangerz Tour|
|October 7||Lady Gaga||ArtRave: The Artpop Ball|
|November 2||Germany||Helene Fischer||Farbenspiel Live|
|March 5||United States||Katy Perry||Prismatic World Tour|
|June 13||Ariana Grande||Honeymoon Tour|
|June 19||Taylor Swift||1989 World Tour|
|October 4||United Kingdom||Take That||Take That Live 2015|
|October 17||Ireland||U2||Innocence + Experience Tour|
|October 20||Argentina||Violetta||Violetta Live International Tour|
|November 4||United States||Madonna||Rebel Heart Tour|
|April 13||United States||Mariah Carey||Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour|
|March 6||United Kingdom||Muse||Drones World Tour|
|May 14||Adele||Adele Live 2016|
|June 8||Australia||5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour|
|September 18||Canada||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour|
|November 14||United States||Red Hot Chili Peppers||The Getaway World Tour|
|November 23||Germany||Scorpions||Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour|
|January 17||United Kingdom||Black Sabbath||The End Tour|
|February 15||United States||Kings of Leon||WALLS Tour|
|March 2||Canada||The Weeknd||Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour|
|March 16||Drake||Boy Meets World Tour|
|March 23||United Kingdom||Ed Sheeran||÷ Tour|
|April 10||United States||Bruno Mars||24K Magic World Tour|
|June 11||United Kingdom||Phil Collins||Not Dead Yet Tour|
|September 14||United States||Metallica||WorldWired Tour|
|October 3||Germany||Helene Fischer||Helene Fischer Live 2017/2018|
|January 15||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||Global Spirit Tour|
|January 23||Germany||Helene Fischer||Helene Fischer Live 2017/2018|
|February 22||United States||Kendrick Lamar||The Damn Tour|
|March 24||Argentina||Soy Luna||Soy Luna Live|
|April 28||United Kingdom||Sam Smith||The Thrill of It All Tour|
|May 23||United States||Katy Perry||Witness: The Tour|
|June 5||Colombia||Shakira||El Dorado World Tour|
|June 6||United States||Demi Lovato||Tell Me You Love Me World Tour|
|July 21||Justin Timberlake||The Man of the Woods Tour|
|September 4||Ireland||U2||Experience + Innocence Tour|
|October 8||Canada||Shania Twain||Shania Now Tour|
|March 18||Canada||Shawn Mendes||Shawn Mendes: The Tour|
|March 23||United States||Nicki Minaj||The Nicki Wrld Tour|
|September 1||United States||Ariana Grande||Sweetener World Tour|
|September 23||United Kingdom||Little Mix||LM5 The Tour|
|October 5||United States||Cher||Here We Go Again Tour|
|February 11||United States||Jonas Brothers||Happiness Begins Tour|
|June 02||Canada||Celine Dion||Courage World Tour|
|October 07||United Kingdom||Dua Lipa||Future Nostalgia Tour|
|November 05||United States||The Weeknd||The After Hours Tour|
The arena was used for the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship, including the third place game and the final game.
On June 13, 2009, the Ultimate Fighting Championships held UFC 99 at the Lanxess Arena.This was the first time the UFC has made its way to Germany.
On May 29–30, 2010, the arena hosted the EHF Champions League Final Four.
The arena was one of the venues for the 2010 IIHF World Championship, including both semi-finals, the Bronze medal game and the Championship game.
On August 22–23, 2015, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2015, one of three major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments to be held throughout 2015.
On July 5–10, 2016, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2016, the second $1,000,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major tournament.
From May 5 to 21, 2017, the arena co-hosted the IIHF ice hockey world championship, including all the final games.
On July 7–9, 2017, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2017, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with a prize pool of $250,000.
From July 6 to 8, 2018, the arena hosted ESL One Cologne 2018.
On October 8, 2018, the arena hosted an exhibition ice hockey game between Kölner Haie and the Edmonton Oilers, part of the 2018 NHL Global Series Challenge.
On July 5–7, 2019, the arena hosted another edition of the ESL One Cologne, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament with a prize pool of $300,000.
From July 12 to 13, 2019, the arena will host the 2019 German Darts Masters, part of the Professional Darts Corporation World Series.
From May 22 to 24, 2020, the arena will host the 2020 Euroleague Final Four, part of Euroleague Basketball
In 2020 the arena hosted back to back ATP 250 events. From October 11-18, Bett1Hulks Indoors and from October 17 to 25 it will host another ATP 250 event Bett1Hulks Championship
The venue will host some group phase matches at the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 which the country and Berlin alongside Czech Republic in Prague, Georgia in Tbilisi and Italy in Milan.
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