- Address: Am Sportforum 3, Leipzig
- Country: Germany
- Capacity: 47,000
- Opened: 17 November 2004
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: RB Leipzig (football)
Extra stadium info – Red Bull Arena
The Red Bull Arena is named after an Austrian energy drink company. The construction of the stadium started in 2000. It was one of the 2006 FIFA World Cup venues. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium was won by the national football team of the Netherlands in front of 43,000 fans. Spain won the second world championship game at the Red Bull Arena after beating Ukraine 4-0. Both games were group stage games. Angola, the French Republic, Iran and Korea also played FIFA World Cup group stage matches at the venue. The fifth FIFA World Cup game at the Red Bull Arena, which took place on 24 June 2006, was a round of 16 game. The Argentine Republic won the match after defeating the United Mexican States 2-1.
Football club RB Leipzig use the Red Bull Arena for home games. The club was founded in 2009. They played their first-ever football season in the fifth tier of the German football league system. In 2016, RB Leipzig were promoted to the German top division for the first time in their history. 42,000 people attended their first top division home game, which they won 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund. Naby Keïta from Guinea scored the only goal of the match.
The UEFA Champions League
RB Leipzig made their debut in the UEFA Champions League, the first sports competition with 100 million followers on its main social media page, in 2017. Their first UEFA Champions League game against AS Monaco, which took place in Leipzig in front of 40,000 fans, ended in a 1-1 draw. RB Leipzig finished below the Turkish side Beşiktaş and the Portuguese side FC Porto in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. In 2020, they played their first-ever UEFA Champions League semi-final. RB Leipzig lost the game against the french side Paris Saint-Germain.