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Lanxess Arena
Köln deutz kölnarena
Location Cologne, Germany
Broke ground July 31, 1996
Opened October, 1998
Owner Kölnarenamanagment GmbH
Construction cost Euro 153 million
Architect Peter Böhm
Former names Kölnarena (1998-2008)
Tenants Kölner Haie (DEL) (1998-present)
Capacity 20,000 (concerts)
19,500 (Team handball)
18,500 (hockey)

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.

Koelnarena inside

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