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|Broke ground||July 31, 1996|
|Construction cost||Euro 153 million|
|Former names||Kölnarena (1998-2008)|
|Tenants||Kölner Haie (DEL) (1998-present)|
|Capacity|| 20,000 (concerts) |
19,500 (Team handball)
The Lanxess Arena (formerly known as Kölnarena, German for Cologne Arena) is an indoor [arena]] in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is primarily used by Kölner Haie. Kölnarena opened in 1998 and can accommodate 20,000 spectators.
On June 2nd, 2008 it was announced that Kölnarena would be renamed to Lanxess Arena for a period of ten years. The sponsor, Lanxess AG, is a specialty chemicals group based in nearby Leverkusen.
The arena will be one of the venues for the 2010 IIHF World Championship, including both semi-finals, the Bronze medal game, and the Championship game.