SAP Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Mannheim, Germany. It is primarily used for ice hockey and handball, and is the home arena of the Adler Mannheim ice hockey club and the Rhein-Neckar Löwen handball club. Inaugurated in 2005, the arena has a capacity of up to 15,000 people.[1] More than a hundred concerts and convention events are hosted at the arena annually. The SAP Arena is one of the largest in Germany and one of the most high-tech in Europe. The arena is named after its sponsor SAP.

SAP Arena
SAP-Arena Panorama.jpg
LocationMannheim, Germany
Coordinates49°27′50.9″N 8°31′04.7″E / 49.464139°N 8.517972°E / 49.464139; 8.517972Coordinates: 49°27′50.9″N 8°31′04.7″E / 49.464139°N 8.517972°E / 49.464139; 8.517972
OwnerDietmar Hopp
Capacity11,000–15,000 (concerts)
14,500 (handball)
13,900 (basketball)
13,600 (ice hockey)
Broke groundNovember, 2002
OpenedSeptember 2, 2005
Construction cost 70 million
ArchitectHentrich – Petschnigg & Partner KG[1]
Adler Mannheim (DEL) (2005–present)
Rhein-Neckar Löwen (HBL) (2005–present)

A tram line (number 6) connects the SAP Arena to Mannheim city center and a newly built road connection to the B 38a highway connects it to the A 656 Autobahn, leading to the A656/A 6 interchange, connecting eastbound Mannheim to Heidelberg (A656), and north-southbound to Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart (A6), as well as a little north on the A6 to Kaiserlautern (westbound).

In January 2018 the SAP Arena became the first multi-purpose arena in Germany that provides location-based services like indoor navigation and proximity marketing to its visitors. Therefore name sponsor SAP has had the arena equipped with 630 iBeacons by the German technology startup Favendo.[2]


Tina Turner performed at the arena on 19 and 20 February 2009 during her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Depeche Mode performed at the arena twice: On 7 November 2009 during their Tour of the Universe and on 4 February 2014 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,280 people. Madonna played a show in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,883 people during her Rebel Heart Tour on 29 November 2015. Deep Purple performed a show on 11 February 2013 in front of nearly 10,000 people. Céline Dion will bring her Courage World Tour to the arena on 19 June 2020.



  1. ^ a b SAP-Arena: Technical Data (in German) Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ "SAP Arena: Monitor und Navigations-App informieren Arena-Besucher - Medientechnik - Monitore". Stadionwelt Business (in German). Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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