Bayer04.de has put together a list of current and significant measures in and around the BayArena.
From this season, Bayer 04 has a partner for state-of-the-art energy-saving lighting in the company ‘Ledvance’. Swapping the lighting at the BayArena and in a lot of other buildings on the site for LED lighting has had a positive effect on energy use. In addition, the operational life of many facilities has been improved many times over.
There is also targeted use of lighting in the external areas at the stadium: If there are no events at the BayArena, only footpath lighting is in operation during the evening and is completely switched off from midnight. Only in exceptional cases, such as darkness in winter, the lighting is switched on again at six in the morning to ensure traffic safety. The two big signs at the BayArena including the Bayer Cross on the roof of the stadium will be completely switched off until further notice. Lighting is principally only used when that is required for matches or security.
Bayer 04 has only used certified green electricity since 2015. The club reacted early to the massive increase in energy prices and purchased supplies for the next two years in good time.
The roofs of the garages and storage buildings in and around the BayArena have long provided a storage facility for energy thanks to state-of-the-art solar panels. Solar energy also powers the newly introduced electric mowers used by the grounds staff. At the moment, the roof of the BayArena cannot be used to site solar panels due to structural restrictions.
Bayer 04 believes in ecological sustainability with heating and that starts with the most important place in football: the pitch. In order to guarantee trouble-free training and matches over the whole year undersoil heating at the pitches in and around the BayArena is indispensable (and also prescribed by the German Football League (DFL)). To ensure the best possible use of energy, the undersoil heating is linked to a weather station and the prevailing conditions. This approach has achieved a two thirds reduction in the use of heating energy. In addition, lava stone grit under the turf at the stadium also saves additional energy.
In addition to undersoil heating, the watering of pictures is of crucial significance in ensuring the required match and training conditions. Bayer 04 also follows a considered and rational use of resources in this area and only waters the pitches with water from the club water storage facility rather than valuable drinking water. The staff at Bayer 04 have recently been supplied with access to drinking water with a system that avoids the use (and transport) of plastic bottles.
Recycling is an important component of modern waste management. Accordingly, Bayer 04 has recently invested in two composting facilities that converts grass cuttings into compost that is rich in nutrients. Food waste from all events at the BayArena is also recycled in this way.
Four charging stations for electric cars were installed at the south entrance to the stadium in 2021 and plans are underway to introduce others.
Monster Energy has been a partner in the Sponsors Club at Bayer 04 Leverkusen since the start of the 2023/24 season. Monster Energy has shown their products at Werkself home games on the LED advertising hoardings at the BayArena. Monster Energy activated the next stage of the partnership with the current Bundesliga league leaders for Bayer 04’s home game against Union Berlin in the middle of November. Monster Energy will continue to present themselves as a reliable and ambitious partner to Leverkusen fans through similar promotional events as at the game against Union Berlin.Show more
Bayer 04 involvement with the ‘Kältegang Leverkusen’ project continues this winter. The current Bundesliga league leaders and their fans again presented financial and in-kind donations to the homeless charity at home game against Borussia Dortmund (1-1).Show more
The Werkself remain unbeaten after the 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 13. The one-sided game demanded a lot of strength of nerve and competitive spirit from Xabi Alonso's team. In the end, Victor Boniface rewarded the relentless attacking efforts of the league leaders against passive but efficient visitors. The Werkself review.Show more
Bayer 04 were held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga. Julian Ryerson had put the visitors in front at a sold-out BayArena after only five minutes. Leverkusen would go on to dominate proceedings and finally get their deserved equaliser through Victor Boniface in the 79th minute. It’s a result that extends the Werkself’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season to 20 matches.Show more
For the 17th time, Bayer 04 Sportförderung gGmbH has awarded the Volunteers Award for outstanding commitment to football in Leverkusen and the surrounding region. The three outstanding clubs in 2023 are BSV Roleber 1919, TuS 05 Oberpleis and SV 1924 Glehn. They will each receive prize money of €5,000.Show more