Bay Arena is located in Leverkusen, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the home ground of Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 1958. The stadium was originally known as Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion, named after a former chairman of Bayer AG, the club’s founders. Its original capacity was 20,000. n 1986, a rebuilding project began to convert it into a modern facility; the project continued intermittently over the following decade. The project was completed in 1997, making the stadium an ultramodern all-seater with a capacity of 22,500. The stadium was renamed BayArena in 1998. The former name was then used for the youth team stadium next to it. As the new stadium design was planned in the 80s, it was based on the design of the then Ruhrstadion in Bochum. A steep single-tier football stadium without a running track with seating for 35,000 spectators. The expansion and renovation of 2007–2009 added a second tier over the east, north and west sections, new VIP suites between the two tiers, a new oval roof covering all seats as well as the complete rebuild of the club’s main facilities in the west section. It also saw the reintroduction of pure standing areas for the home supporters in the corner north/east.
Location: Bismarckstraße 122-124, Leverkusen, Germany
Public Transport: Bahnhof Leverkusen-Mitte (Heinrich-v.-Stephan-Str. 1, 51373 Leverkusen), Bahnhof Opladen (Bahnhofstr., 51379 Leverkusen), Bahnhof Manfort (Moosweg 2, 51377 Leverkusen)
Capacity: 30,210 (League Matches), 29,412 (International Matches)