The Opel Arena is new and thus the stadium is not blighted by the stanchions and poor sightlines that can affect older grounds of the same design. The upsides of the classic football stadium layout are there – you can stand behind the goals or along the side for €13.50 or €20 respectively – without the downside. Away fans are in the corner and will be separated for almost the whole day, but outside of that there won’t be any trouble at all.
The arena is one of the smaller stadiums in the German Bundesliga. Although it is usually well attended, you might often still get tickets even if you’re going there maybe half an hour before the match. Due to the small stadium size it doesn’t really matter if there’s only tickets available that are further off the pitch.
Tickets are around 13-20€ for the stances and 27-60€ for any seats. Average price for the stands excluding category 1 is about 37€. Be aware that they charge you extra money for games against top-tier teams including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 or Hamburger SV. They will always announce a top game a couple of days before they start selling the tickets.
As with a lot of German Stadiums, there are a lot of standing tickets – with nearly 14,000 out of the 34,000 tickets being for standing. The West Stand behind the goal houses the majority of the home supporters and as such, 11,000 fans will stand here for 90 minutes and cheer their team on. Away fans can be found in the South-East corner which lends to a nice give and take between the two sets of supporters.
As the stadium was built in 2011, the seats have awesome sight lines, and are rather comfortable!
As you can imagine the cheapest tickets are to be found in the standing room terraces where you can watch the game for just €12.50. Otherwise, prices are fairly standard with seats behind the goals costing around €25 and seats near the half way line a tad more expensive at €40.
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