Stadium: FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover
Investment: 64 million Euro
2006 FWC Stadium regulations
Hanover, capital city of the state of Lower Saxony, is ready to delight visiting fans with its fine, purpose-built football stadium. Work to reconstruct the venerable Niedersachsenstadion was completed ahead of schedule in December 2004.
The arena, boasting a 50,000 capacity for Bundesliga fixtures, features a free-standing, 2,500 tonne roof supporting structure. The sections of the roof overhanging the playing surface are constructed from an ultra-violet permeable foil, ensuring the pitch receives the light it needs to remain in perfect condition.
The playing area is naturally equipped with undersoil heating and drainage. The old 70-metre floodlight pylons in the corners have been replaced by a state-of-the-art roof-mounted lighting system, comprising 150 1,500 Lux spotlights. Spectator information and entertainment is provided by two 41 square metre LED video walls. A 26,400 watt PA system featuring 66 loudspeakers guarantees superb audio effects.
The Niedersachsenstadion was completed in 1954 and has been home to Hannover 96 since 1959.
Building work began in March 2003 with the demolition of the North stand.
(*) "Total Seating Capacity" means the Gross Capacity less the seats unavailable for use due to restricted views and security/contingency reserves for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. This capacity is estimated and may change once these deductions are finally determined.
(**) "Purchasable Ticket Capacity" means the Total Seating Capacity less tickets reserved for the media and press, VIP requirements and complimentary tickets. This capacity is based on maximum media requirements and may change once these requirements are finally determined.
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