- Address: Dietmar-Hopp-Straße 1, Sinsheim
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 30,000
- Opened: 24 January 2009
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: 1899 Hoffenheim (football)
Extra stadium info – PreZero Arena
The construction of the stadium started in 2007 and its construction costs were €60 million. It has an all-seated capacity of 25,000 for international football matches. The PreZero Arena is also known as a venue for ice hockey. On 26 June 2011, the venue hosted its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup game. The French Republic won the match after beating Nigeria. Marie-Laure Delie scored the only goal of the game, which was played in front of a crowd of 25,000. The national women’s football teams of Colombia, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Mexican States and the United States also played at the PreZero Arena during the world championship.
On 9 September 2018, the venue hosted its first match of the national football team of Germany. They defeated Peru, also known as Los Incas, in front of 25,000 fans. The national football team of Germany, also known as Die Mannschaft, won various FIFA World Cup titles. They also won the European championship for national football teams several times.
The PreZero Arena opened with a football match between 1899 Hoffenheim and Energie Cottbus. In 2008, 1899 Hoffenheim played their first-ever German top-flight league match after they were promoted several consecutive times. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, one of the first German football clubs with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, drew an average home attendance of 28,000 during their first German top division season. 1899 Hoffenheim is among the first German sports clubs with a value of at least $100 million.
An offensive banner
In 2020, FC Bayern München supporters showed an offensive banner aimed at Dietmar Hopp, who invested heavily in 1899 Hoffenheim, at the PreZero Arena. The game between 1899 and Bayern München was suspended after supporters showed the banner. After concerns that the game could be abandoned, both clubs returned to finish the football match. Rather than play on, the two sets of players began passing the ball to each other to show solidarity with Hopp.