|Former names||Coface Arena (2011–2016)|
Opel Arena (2016–2021)
|Location||Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
|Coordinates||49°59′3″N 8°13′27″E / 49.98417°N 8.22417°E|
|Owner||Grundstücksverwaltungsgesellschaft der Stadt Mainz mbH (GVG)|
|Operator||1. FSV Mainz 05 e.V.|
|Capacity||34,000 (League Matches),|
27,000 (International Matches)
|Broke ground||5 May 2009|
|Opened||3 July 2011|
|Construction cost||€ 60 million|
|Architect||Dr. Axel Nixdorf, agn Niederberghaus & Partner|
|Project manager||hbm Stadien- und Sportstättenbau GmbH|
|Main contractors||Grundstückverwaltungsgesellschaft Mainz GmbH|
|Mainz 05 (2011–present)|
Germany national football team (selected matches)
Mewa Arena (German pronunciation: [ˈmeːvaː ʔaˌʁeːnaː]; stylised as MEWA ARENA; also known as the 1. FSV Mainz 05 Arena due to UEFA sponsorship regulations) is a multi-purpose stadium in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, that opened in July 2011. It is used for football matches, and hosts the home matches of the German Bundesliga side Mainz 05.
The stadium has a capacity of 34,034, 19,700 seated, and replaced the Bruchwegstadion. The stadium was originally named Coface Arena ([ˈkoːfas ʔaˌʁeːna]) after a sponsorship deal with COFACE. From May 2016 to June 2021 the stadium was known as Opel Arena ([ˈoːpl̩ ʔaˌʁeːnaː]) per a naming rights agreement with Opel.
The stadium adopted its current name in July 2021 following a sponsorship agreement with the MEWA Textil-Service, a German linen rental company.
To celebrate the opening, FSV Mainz 05 hosted the Ligatotal! Cup 2011, a pre-season tournament with champions Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund won the tournament with FSV Mainz 05 finishing 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.
|7 August 2011||Mainz 05||2–0||Bayer Leverkusen||2011–12 Bundesliga |
First Bundesliga Match
|15:30 CEST||Allagui 32'
Toprak 86' (o.g.)
Referee: Michael Weiner
- Official Website (German)
- Stadium picture
- Facts and data at worldfootball.net(German, English, Spanish)
- Atmosphere at Coface-Arena
- ^ a b c d e f g "Unsere Arena". mainz05.de (in German). Mainz: 1. FSV Mainz 05 e. V. n.d.
- ^ "Stadium in Mainz Renamed OPEL ARENA". media.opel.com. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
- ^ "Mainz spielt künftig in der Mewa-Arena". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.