HDI-Arena

STADIUM INFO
Official Stadium Name HDI-Arena
Former Names AWD-Arena (2002–2013)
Niedersachsenstadion (1954–2002)
Alternative Names Nedersachsenstadion
Inauguration Date 17/10/1954
Opening Game West Germany 1-3 France
Opening Game Date 17/10/1954
Attendance Record
Record Match
Record Date
Renovations 1997-1998, 2003-2004
Design Schulitz & Partner Architekten (2003)
Cost € 82.8 million
Owner Hannover 96 Arena GmbH & Co. KG
Operator Hannover 96 Arena GmbH & Co. KG
Tenants Hannover 96 SV (1959-present)
TSV Havelse (2021-2022)
League
2. Bundesliga
Capacity 49200 seats
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Grass

LOCATION AND CONTACTS
Continent Europe
Nations
City Hanover
Address Robert-Enke-Straße 3, 30169 Hannover
Coordinates 52° 21' 36.061" - N 9° 43' 52.41" E
Telephone +49 511 9690096
Website Official Website


IN-GAME DETAILS
Category Real
Weather
Shadows Moderate
FUT Quality Silver Common
Default Time 12:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Hannover 96 SV
FIFA Editions FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22

STADIUM HISTORY

First large stadium in the Calenberger Neustadt was erected in 1954. Then called simply Niedersachsenstadion (this remains the most common name among local fanbase), the ground could hold up to 86,000 people on oval sloping terraces. With cover over the main grandstand and four slender floodlight masts (referred to as “toothbrushes”), it was among the most modern grounds in Germany then. No wonder a long list of large events were held here. Domestic games included games of Hannover 96 (since 1959) and other Hannover clubs, 4 league finals, 2 supercups, 8 domestic cup finals. Then came World Cup 1974 and Euro 1988.

In 2002, decision was made to redevelop it completely. 75% of the old structure was dismantled with only parts of the west grandstand remaining. Pitch was moved towards that part of the stadium and new stands were built around it, this time without athletics track. Fully covered, without light masts. Construction ended ahead of schedule in December 2004 and first game of Hannover 96 was played already in January 2005. Apart from the club’s matches 2006 World Cup group stage was held here as well as 2008 Hannover Sevens rugby tournament. Also, this ground is among few that became places of mass funerals. In 2009 it was packed to capacity for the ceremony devoted to Robert Enke, H96 goalkeeper who committed suicide.

Naming rights to the ground were bought by AWD in 2002 until 2007, but the contract was then renewed for another 5 years, until mid-2012.

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