The AWD-Arena (In the logo AWDarena, known as Niedersachsenstadion until 2002) is a football stadium in the district Calenberger Neustadt in Hanover, Germany, and competition venue of the Bundesliga football club Hannover 96. The original 86,000-seat stadium was completed in 1954 and has since been rebuilt several times for various major football events. Today it has 49,000 covered seats. During the World Cup 2006 the stadium was named FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hanover.
In 2002, Hannover 96 leased the name right at the Lower Saxony Stadium for five years to the Financial Services AWD. In 2007 the contract was extended for another five years to June 2012.
Name: AWD Arena (Niedersachsen-stadion)
Club: Hannover 96
Pitch dimensions: 105*68
Clausewitzstrasse 2, 30175 Hannover
The stadium is located south of the city centre and the main railway station.
From the west & the east (A2):
Leave the A2 at the junction 'Hannover-Herrenhausen'. Go in the direction of the city centre and follow the signs to the stadium.
From the north & the south (A7):
Leave the A7 at the junction 'Hannover-Anderten' and follow the B65 to Hannover. Follow the signs to the stadium.
Line 3,7 & 9 (from the station in the city centre)
Hannover Airport (15km)