Since the 2016/2017 season, first-class football has been played again at the Red Bull Arena. The German Bundesliga club, RasenBallsport Leipzig, plays its home matches at the stadium bowl in front of up 43,500 fans.
Built to meet the FIFA World Cup 2006 requirements, the turquoise blue oval also provides an excellent setting for open air concerts: Paul McCartney, Herbert Grönemeyer, Genesis, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, AC/DC, Coldplay, Udo Lindenberg, Helene Fischer, Bruce Springsteen and others have performed under the sky in front of 50,000 spectators, creating goosebump moments.
Architecturally, the stadium builds a bridge between history and the present: Germany’s once largest stadium was located at the same place. Because of its 100,000 seats it was called "Stadium of the 100,000" and was well known worldwide. Today’s Red Bull Arena was built inside the walls of the old stadium.
Visitors reach the roofed seating of the lower tier and the two upper tiers on the long sides via bridges that link the new stadium with the old stadium walls.
A visual highlight of the Red Bull Arena is the spectacular roof structure. The embedded floodlights provide the best viewing conditions at all times. The in-house sound system complements the good acoustics of the venue. An innovative escape route system ensures a safe escape for spectators.