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General
Opel Arena
Coface Arena
Opel Arena
Full name Opel Arena
Former name(s) Coface Arena (2011-2016)
Location Germany Mainz, Germany
Opened 2011
Tenants 1. FSV Mainz 05
Capacity 34,000 (League Matches),
27,000 (International Matches)
Surface Grass

Opel Arena is a multi-purpose stadium in Mainz, Germany that was opened in July 2011. It is used for football matches, and hosts the home matches of the German Bundesliga side Mainz 05.

Opening

As a way to celebrate the opening of the new stadium, FSV Mainz 05 (and the Coface-Arena) hosted the Telecom Cup, a short pre-season tournament. They invited the champions Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund won the tournament, FSV Mainz 05 finished last, after losing to Bayern Munich in the third place play off.

The first league goal scored in the new arena was scored by Tunisian International Sami Allagui, for FSV Mainz 05 against Bayer Leverkusen, on 7 August 2011.

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Bundesliga stadiums 2019-20

Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) · BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) · Benteler-Arena (SC Paderborn) · Borussia-Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach) · Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt) · Merkur Spiel-Arena (Fortuna Düsseldorf) · Olympiastadion Berlin (Hertha BSC) · Opel Arena (Mainz 05) · PreZero Arena (1899 Hoffenheim) · Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) · RheinEnergieStadion (1. FC Köln) · Schwarzwald-Stadion (SC Freiburg) · Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) · Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Union Berlin) · Veltins-Arena (Schalke 04) · Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg) · Wohninvest Weserstadion (Werder Bremen) · WWK Arena (FC Augsburg)

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