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SAP Arena, Mannheim
(4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Inaugurated in 2005, SAP Arena--one of the largest and most modern arenas in Germany--hosts ice hockey and handball matches, as well as more than 100 concerts, events, and shows a year. The arena can hold up to 15,000 people and offers many dining and snacking options. It features easy parking, as well as a convenient connection to public transportation. Use our Mannheim itinerary planner to visit SAP Arena on your trip to Mannheim, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a great State where you can enjoy the best sports of Germany. The entries are accessible and is a great show to enjoy in family
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  • Great venue just make sure u get the right hall one is the sap arena one is the maimarkthalle one which is walking distance from the main arena though the bridges 10 mins maybe. Went to 90s night awes...  more »
  • Super acoustics, very friendly Einweiserinnen, follow signs for the merchandising has lacked. W-LAN is not working properly. Some guests had problems with the tight rows of seats. There were unfortunately long queues in front of the ladies toilets.
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  • Big, modern, versatile. If you like sport, music or entertainment, this is the place. I was here 2 times for the "Three Investigators" ( ??? ) in different years, and both times, you could easily feel that this location is very special. Inside and outside. Huge parking lot and outside the main city. Connected to the public transport perfectly. The planners were brilliant.
  • Great place for concerts, events, sport. You can see from every place very well. Nice architecture
  • SAP arena stadium is the host of a lot of sport events in Mannheim. It is a good location even with the public transport.
  • Macht mega Spaß sich in dieser großartigen Arena Handball Spiele anzuschauen!
  • As big NHL fans, my wife and I attended an Adler game recently to see how they play on this side of the pond. The Adler are consistently good and apparently have a huge following because Mannheim's soccer team is not very good. The stadium is easy to get to and parking is easy. We were also able to easily buy tickets at the box office even though the game was nearly sold out. They play less often than the NHL and the arenas are smaller so they are often near capacity. The fan section was incredible. So many flags waving and they basically chanted and sang the entire game. The arena had some nice German touches as well such as fairly priced beer (4 euros a glass and since people in Germany can control themselves and don't drive drunk, it wasn't cut off after the second period), and a selection of really good looking wursts on fresh baked buns. Seating in the arena was good, we were in almost the last row at the top and played a little under 30 euros a ticket but had a great center ice view that was completely unobstructed and somehow didn't feel that far from the ice. The best part of the game, besides the Adler winning, was at the end when the team comes back out to salute the fans. The entire team comes back out, some players bring their children, and a local children's team comes out to skate too. The players salute the fans with an Adler (eagle) yell which is a kind of screech accompanied by arm flapping. The mascot also leads the kids in some dancing. It was mostly Gangnam style this time (will that song ever go away?). I thought it was a very nice touch to acknowledge the fans who support them.