The Arena Leipzig is Leipzig’s biggest event location and has become a nationally and internationally sought-after venue for concerts, shows, sport events and conferences and conventions alike.
Due to being equipped with wheel-away and fixed grandstands to provide a perfect seating arrangement, the multifunctional main hall is suitable for events of nearly all scales. The spectator capacity of the Arena's flexible seating varies between approx. 1 000 and 8 200 spectators for the smallest seating option and between approx. 3 000 and 12 300 spectators during sports events and concerts. Depending on the occasion the daylight hall can be darkened completely.
Arena Leipzig's outstanding mutability is best demonstrated exemplarily by a short review of the event highlights since the May 2002 opening. Top musicians including Carlos Santana, Simply Red, Pink, Udo Lindenberg, Die Toten Hosen or Rammstein could be seen live on stage as well as newcomer bands like Silbermond, the alternative band Nightwish and the comedian Mario Barth. Popular shows inlcuded Apassionata, Holiday on Ice, Cantus Buranus and the Lord of the Rings Symphony.
Alongside the technically perfectly equipped main hall which allows organisers to customise their events, the Arena Leipzig also comprises a general purpose sports hall (max. 300 spectators), a judo / wrestler hall (max. 150 spectators), a bistro with a patio (approx. 130 seats) and its own box-office. One of the Arena's special highlights: a 200 metre indoor running track with hydraulic bends designed especially for athletics competitions. Besides the annual international indoor athletic meeting, the Arena Leipzig saw many athletes fighting for gold in world championships: volleyball, boxing, Latin American dance as well as fencing. Furthermore, the Arena Leipzig is the venue for home games of the many times women's German Handball champion HC Leipzig. The Arena Leipzig is used as a training venue by the LAZ Leipzig track and field athletes, the JC Leipzig judokas, the wrestlers of the HFC and as a volleyball and basketball training facility.
Due to its central location in the heart of the city, the Arena Leipzig is easily accessible via public transport. Situated just west of the city centre, the main train station can be accessed in just less than 7 minutes by tram. Approx. 430 parking spaces are provided in the venue's adjoining car park and an additional 4 500 spaces in the immediate vicinity of the Arena Leipzig.