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SAP Arena, Mannheim

(4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Instead some euros on the ticket it to pop you have to pay a parkticket before the exit (5.-EUR!) – to pay the traffic accumulates then in addition to entire ...das and abfahrtssysten of Grotto-bad and spoils the evening one. Miserable
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  • Great location for events, but extremely long queues at the entrance and the food/drinks are formed stalls and toilets. Supply of sanitary equipment not sufficiently guaranteed. The departure ends with the car regularly in congested Park exits and hours of waiting. The hall itself offers great views of the stage by virtually every block.
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  • Super to reach. Short distances, short snakes. A relaxed afternoon of sports. For the elderly, there is a lift. Only the stairs at the Stadium are somewhat steep. There you should pay attention to the choice of location in the correct range. Acoustic is great and the view also. To recommend.
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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.