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Merkur Spiel Arena: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

The ESPRIT Arena was built between 2002 and 2004 as a replacement for the old Rheinstadion.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

It has a retractable roof and can seat up to 50,000 people. The Merkur Spiel Arena was built between 2002 and 2004 and replaced the old Rheinstadion. It has a retractable roof and can seat up to 50,000 people. The city of Düsseldorf made an unsuccessful bid to have the arena used as a playing venue during the 2006 World Cup. The total project costs, including surrounding infrastructure, amounted to ?218 million.

The first match at the stadium, a league match between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Union Berlin, was played on 10 September 2004. The stadium officially opened a few months later, on 18 January 2005, with a friendly match between Bayern Munich and Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Until 2009, the stadium was known as LTU Arena. But in 2009, a new sponsorship agreement was reached with clothing manufacturer Esprit, and so the stadium became ESPRIT Arena.

Since 2019, the Merkur Spiel Arena has been hosting the home matches of KFC Uerdingen while their home Grotenburg-Stadion is being renovated.

How to get to the Merkur Spiel Arena

The Merkr Spiel Arena is located in the north of Düsseldorf, on the banks of the River Rhine. It is slightly more than 5 kilometres from Düsseldorf's historic centre and almost 7 kilometres from the city's main railway station (Hauptbahnhof). Düsseldorf International Airport is situated just north-east of the stadium. You can reach the stadium with the metro (underground railway) line U78. The last stop on the line is at station Merkur Spiel Arena/Messe Nord. The journey from Hauptbahnhof takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The train also passes station Heinrich-Heine-Allee, which is close to the old town.

Address: Arena Straße 1, 40474 Düsseldorf

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Merkur Spiel Arena

The Merkur Spiel Arena is located in a quiet area with little entertainment around, and Düsseldorf's old town is filled with bars and restaurants. It only takes a 15-minute metro ride to get there. The Hotel is mainly aimed at business travellers for the nearby conference centre and is accordingly priced. The FFFZ Hotel Tagungshaus is also located at a walking distance of the arena and is somewhat cheaper.

There are some other hotels not too far north of the stadium, which are nicely situated if you have to catch a flight from Düsseldorf Airport the day after the match. Hotel Destination 21 and Air Hotel Wartburg are two of the options.

If you have time to spare, staying in the city centre of Düsseldorf may be more enjoyable though. There is a wide range of hotels that come in all pricing categories.

Fortuna Dusseldorf Tickets

Tickets for Fortuna Düsseldorf matches can be bought online, at the Fan-Shop at the Paul-Janes-Stadion, or at one of the other sales points. A ticket for the standing terrace costs 13 dollars. Seats range in price from 17 dollars for one at the upper corners to 46 dollars for a central seat at the main stand.

Merkur Spiel Arena stadium tours

Guided stadium tours are offered at the Merkur Spiel Arena that include access to the dressing rooms, VIP areas, press room, and players tunnel. The tours last about 90 minutes. The tours run at various dates andtimes, usually on Sundays at noon on non-matchdays. For more up-to-date information, please check the website of the arena.

To reserve a spot on the tour, please email or call us at +49-211-415-542-12. The tour costs 10 euros.

Relevant Internet links

The official website of Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895 is located at fortunadusseldorf.de. The tourism information website, Duesseldorf-tourismus.de, provides information on attractions and activities in the city. The public transport information site, VRR.de, provides schedules and maps for buses, trains and tram systems in the Rhine-Ruhr area. The station is opposite Esprit Arena, so it is easy to follow the crowd. Overall, the experience was nice and the stadium was very nice.

I had an overall nice experience at the station, and the stadium is very nice too.

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