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WWK Arena

WWK Arena

Capacity: 30,660
Address: Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Straße 90, 86199 Augsburg
Telephone: +49 821 650400
StadiumTours: Yes
Pitch Size: 105 x 68 m
Pitch Type: Hybrid grass
Club Nickname: Die Fuggerstädter
Year Ground Opened: 2009
Undersoil Heating: Yes


                    
                    

The stadium’s design enhances the matchday experience, featuring steep stands that impart a compact feel and contribute to a strong atmosphere. Single-tier stands encompass the pitch and are fully roofed.

Located on the west side, the main stand houses VIP boxes and extended facilities, while the north stand accommodates FC Augsburg’s supporters, featuring standing places. The pitch, positioned 8 metres below ground, boasts the first rows slightly above field level. Two LED screens in the corners enhance the visual experience.

The Block M Ultras dominate the atmosphere with traditional German football support—drums, flags, and continuous chants. 

WWK Arena stands as a ground-breaking example of sustainability, utilising a complex geothermal energy system, making it the world’s first CO2-neutral arena. This innovation saves approximately 750 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Full capacity: 30,660

Home seats: 19,556

Home standing section: 8,000

Away seats: 800

Away standing room: 2,200

Space for wheelchair users: 46

Media seats: 99

The WWK Arena has an expansion potential of up to 50,000 spectators.

When was the WWK Arena built?

November 2007 through July 2009.

How much did the WWK Arena cost to build?

€45 million

The story of the WWK Arena

FC Augsburg’s journey at the WWK Arena began on 26 July 2009, with a friendly match as part of the stadium’s grand opening. The match was between a team of players selected from the region and ended with a 2-0 win for FCA. 

The first competitive home win came on Matchday Six of the 2009/10 2. Bundesliga season against Hansa Rostock.

Since Augsburg secured Bundesliga promotion for the first time in 2010, the WWK Arena has become a renowned football ground in Germany, known for its steep stands and fantastic atmosphere. The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung even dubbed it the “Anfield Road on the B17.”.

A pinnacle moment in FC Augsburg’s history unfolded at the WWK Arena in February 2016 when it hosted the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg against Liverpool.

During the design and construction phase, the stadium was initially named “Augsburg Arena.” It opened as impuls Arena and later became the SGL Arena after SGL Carbon acquired naming rights in May 2011. In July 2015, WWK, an insurance company, took over naming rights, transforming the stadium into the WWK Arena.

The stadium has played a role in international football as one of the official host cities for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the subsequent 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

On 29 May 2016, the German national team played at the WWK Arena for the first time, losing 3-1 in a friendly match against Slovakia.

FC Augsburg’s public arena tours of the WWK Arena are available on selected dates. Guides show you through spaces like the BusinessClub, players’ tunnel, the pitch, and coaching benches. The tour takes about 90 minutes to complete. Tickets cost  €5 per person and can be booked on the online ticket shop.

Matchday Tour: For an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience on home game days, FC Augsburg provides a ‘FCA up close’ event ticket matchday tour. This tour of the WWK Arena offers insights into the dressing room, press conference room, and a chance to meet an FC Augsburg player or official. This tour takes about 120 minutes and costs €49 per person, including a drink and a snack. Valid admission ticket for the respective game is required for participation.

Matchday tickets can be purchased at the stadium or on the FC Augsburg website. However, it is advised to try and book in advance.

The WWK Arena opens two hours before home games, with ticket offices starting operations two-and-a-half hours prior.

Tickets can be secured at the FCA service centre (Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Straße 90) or the FCA Fanshop (FCA 1907 Store) in central Augsburg (Bahnhofstraße 7).. 

Tickets can also be purchased via the ticket hotline at (0049) 01803-019070, the online ticket shop, or any Augsburger Allgemeine ticket office.

For specific needs, such as wheelchair user, visually impaired, or handicapped tickets, FC Augsburg says to contact its service centre directly.

How to get to WWK Arena by tram

Tram service Stadion-Linie 8 departs every five minutes from Augsburg Hauptbahnhof and Königsplatz, starting two hours before kick-off. The journey takes 20 minutes, and match tickets are valid for public transport (bus and tram) within zones 10 and 20 (3 hours before and after the game). Trams head directly to WWK Arena. 

After the game, trams leave every two or three minutes, with the last one departing approximately one hour and 45 minutes after the match.

On non-matchdays, take tram line 3 from the city centre towards “Landesamt für Umweltschutz”. From there, it is a 10-15 minute walk.

How to get to Ausburg stadium by car

Approaching from the north:
Via B2 (Donauwörth-Augsburg), exit onto the Bundesstraße 17 towards Landsberg. Follow B17 until the stadium exit.

Approaching from the south:
Via Bundesstraße 17 (Landsberg-Augsburg), follow the B17 until the stadium exit.

Approaching from the west:
Via A8 (Stuttgart-Munich), exit Augsburg-West (towards Augsburg & Landsberg). Now on the Bundesstraße 17. Follow the B17 until the stadium exit.

Approaching from the east:
Via A8 (Stuttgart-Munich), exit Augsburg-West (towards Augsburg & Landsberg). Now on the Bundesstraße 17. Follow the B17 until the stadium exit.

Parking:

  • P1 and P4 offer 24-hour parking at €10, with PD reserved for long-term permit holders.
  • P-VIP is exclusively for VIP guests.
  • P-Medien is designated for media personnel.
  • Additional parking at “Messe Augsburg” costs €6 and includes a shuttle bus to the Arena.
  • Fujitsu’s parking areas P1 and P6, accessible via “Unterer Talweg” street, are available for €10 on matchdays.
  • Handicapped parking is free in PD for those with significant disabilities or blindness in their parking badges.
  • Buses can use reserved slots for a fee of €20.

Directions to parking areas:

Follow specific access roads based on permit or ticket. 

Annual or daily ticket holders for PD or P-VIP should use the Kurt-Bösch-Straße access road, while those purchasing daily tickets for P1 or P4 from Göggingen should use the access road via Kurt-Bösch-Straße and take the first left. 

Access through the Bgm-Ulrich-Straße underpass is reserved for specific visitors coming from designated directions.

Access to P1 parking area from Göggingen is no longer possible.

Away seats: 800
Away standing room: 2,200

The away section is located in the south east of the stadium with the standing area in Block W and seats in Block X.

Throughout the entire stadium, including the visitor block, only cashless payment by card or smartphone is possible. Payment cards can also be purchased (€2 card deposit), topped up and also returned in the away sector.

Alcohol is served in the away block.

Permitted fan paraphernali (as of May 2023, domestic competitions only):

  • Fence flags (provided space is available)
  • 4 megaphones (for full support, ‘ultras’ will allocate)
  • 5 drums (for full support, ‘ultras’ will allocate)
  • Small flags (pole length up to 1.50 metres, diameter up to 2cm)
  • 20 double-holders (pole length up to 1.50 metres, diameter up to 2 cm)
  • 15 swivel flags

With the WWK Arena situated on the outskirts of Augsburg, options for dining and drinking are limited in this area, making it more advisable to explore Augsburg’s city centre before heading to the stadium.

Food options within around a 30 minute walk of the WWK Arena include: Bobs Haunstetten. mömax Restaurant Augsburg, Leonardo da Vinci | Italienisches Park-Restaurant Ristorante Pizzeria, On!on and Restaurant In Puls.

The stadium has twelve kiosks and reviews online suggest food and drink prices at the stadium are ‘reasonable’.

For those seeking proximity, the closest hotel to WWK Arena is NinetyNine Augsburg and Arthotel Ana Style offers a 30-minute walk to WWK Arena. 

As the stadium is little bit south of the centre, lodging options are limited so heading north towards the city centre expands choices.

FC Augsburg harbours intense local rivalries with both FC Ingolstadt 04 and TSV 1860 Munich. However, both are currently in the third division of German football (3. Liga).

FC Augsburg consistently experiences full capacity in their local Bavarian derby clashes against Bayern Munich.

For specific needs, such as wheelchair user, visually impaired, or handicapped tickets, FC Augsburg says to contact its service centre directly.

The WWK Arena offers space for 46 wheelchair users.

For wheelchair users and those severely handicapped, tickets are either €13, €15 or €17 based on categories.

Updated 12th December 2023