SAP Arena

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SAP Arena
Location Mannheim, Germany
Owner Dietmar Hopp
Capacity 11,000-15,000 (concerts)
14,500 (handball)
13,900 (basketball)
13,600 (ice hockey)
Broke ground November, 2002
Opened September 2, 2005
Construction cost 70 million
Architect Hentrich – Petschnigg & Partner KG[1]
Adler Mannheim (DEL) (2005-present)
Rhein-Neckar Löwen (HBL) (2005-present)

SAP Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Mannheim, Germany. It is primarily used for ice hockey and handball, and is the home arena of the Adler Mannheim ice hockey club and the Rhein-Neckar Löwen handball club. Inaugurated in 2005, the arena has a capacity of up to 15,000 people.[1] More than a hundred concerts and congressional events are hosted at the arena annually, the SAP Arena is one of the largest in Germany and one of the most high-tech in Europe. The arena is named after its sponsor SAP.

A tram line (number 6) connects the SAP Arena to Mannheim city center and a newly built road connection to the B 38a highway connects it to the A 656 Autobahn, leading to the A656/A 6 interchange, connecting eastbound Mannheim to Heidelberg (A656), and north/southbound to Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart (A6), as well as a little north on the A6 to Kaiserlautern (westbound).

Since January 2018 the SAP Arena is the first multi-purpose arena in Germany that provides location-based services like indoor navigation and proximity marketing to it’s visitors, therefore name sponsor SAP has had the arena equipped with 630 iBeacons by the German technology Startup Favendo.[2]


Tina Turner performed at the arena on 19 and 20 February 2009 during her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Depeche Mode performed at the arena twice: On 7 November 2009 during their Tour of the Universe and on 4 February 2014 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold out crowd of 11,280 people. Madonna played a show in front of a sold out crowd of 10,883 people during her Rebel Heart Tour on 29 November 2015. Deep Purple performed a show on 11 February 2013 in front of nearly 10,000 people.


  1. ^ a b SAP-Arena: Technical Data (in German) Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "SAP Arena: Monitor und Navigations-App informieren Arena-Besucher - Medientechnik - Monitore". Stadionwelt Business (in German). Retrieved 2018-02-01. 


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Coordinates: 49°27′50.9″N 8°31′04.7″E / 49.464139°N 8.517972°E / 49.464139; 8.517972