PreZero Arena


* 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 PreZero Arena, which is also known as a venue for ice hockey, 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. The club is among the first German sports clubs with a value of $100 million. 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 was suspended after they 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.

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