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SAP Arena, Mannheim

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 130+ 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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  • The SAP arena is the perfect place to see his favorite artists. I was here most recently on the show by Hans Zimmer. That was true class but not least also due to the perfect sound and super service in this Hall.
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  • Super arena, concerts, musicals, handball, basketball, ice hockey, and much more. Ample parking and very easily accessible also with the light rail.
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  • This arena is well suited for handball and ice hockey. For concert but not. It is far from the action and the prices are simply too high for what you get to see. The gastronomy leaves to wish.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Great event place!
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