Hardly any other stadium in the Bundesliga Offers so much proximity to the action on the pitch. The distance from the seat furthest from the centre spot is 94 m – and that with a total capacity of 30,210. Rarely can you experience top-class football as closely as at the BayArena. A new era began the start of the rebuild on 14 December 2007, which was mainly aimed at modernisation and comfort. A state-of-the-art sports venue of a model character has arisen out of the little gem of a ground. Ultras as well as visiting fans, CEOs and families are all equally welcome at our home.
On matchdays, traffic flow around the BayArena is changed to protect the residents in the immediate proximity of the stadium. A comprehensive traffic management plan, which Bayer 04 has developed in association with representatives of the City of Leverkusen, the police and other experts, has been implemented and is constantly updated. Bayer 04 asks all visitors travelling by car to use the free car park at the Kurtekotten shuttle bus terminus.
Payments at the BayArena are contactless. You can now easily pay at the BayArena using your Girocard (formerly EC card) or your credit card as well as via mobile payment using Apple Pay and Google Pay. If your Girocard or credit card does not support contactless payments, you can pay in the normal way at all sales points.
Would you like to get that stadium feeling and enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes at the BayArena? Great! We take you pitchside, to the players tunnel and the VIP areas. Just choose between the public tour, the Legends tour, the Matchday tour and individual tour and join us.
The story of Leverkusen’s stadium begins in 1907. It was first called the ‘Pitch on the Dhünn’ or ‘Dhünn pitch’, later ‘Stadium by the city park’ and ‘Ulrich Haberland Stadium’ and today the ‘BayArena’. Discover the history of the creation of one of Europe’s most modern stadiums.
Bayer 04 are again participating in the Orange Your City campaign on this year's International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The BayArena will be floodlit in orange from 17.002 23.00 CET on 25 November.Show more
Bayer 04 Leverkusen will send out a colourful message for the eighth year in succession: The BayArena will be lit up in purple from 17.00 to 22.00 CET today Friday 17 November to mark World Prematurity Day.Show more
The BayArena will host an international match for the first time in six years when Ukraine and Italy face each other on November 20th (8:45 p.m.). Bayer 04 Leverkusen has agreed to a request from the Ukrainian Football Association to be able to play the qualifying game for the 2024 European Championship at the Bundesliga club's home ground.Show more
It is visible evidence of the new era at Bayer 04. Five newly-printed giant banners were attached to the south façade of the BayArena on Tuesday. Larger-than-life images of the Werkself players Florian Wirtz, Lukas Hradecky, Exequiel Palacios, Edmond Tapsoba and Robert Andrich are now in situ. They are six-metre high presentations of the present and future of the club complete with the new 'Under the Cross' brand image.Show more
The Bayer 04 groundsmen have again been awarded the Pitch of the Year award for the 2022/23 season as the BayArena beat competition from all the other Bundesliga clubs. It’s the second year in a row the Werkself have picked up the accolade for best turf in Germany’s top flight. The award from the German FA (DFB) was handed over to Leverkusen’s head groundsman Georg Schmitz at a meeting of all Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 and Women Bundesliga’s groundspeople at the BayArena on Monday, 11 September.Show more