Audi Sportpark was built to provide newly formed merger club FC Ingolstadt with a new and modern home.
The stadium got built at the terrains of the Bayernoil refineries on the south-eastern edge of the city. It came at a cost of about €20 million, which was completely paid for by the club and their main sponsor Audi.
Audi Sportpark officially opened on the 24th of July 2010 with a three-team tournament involving Ingolstadt, Wolfsburg, and Augsburg.
It can furthermore be easily expanded to a capacity of 30,000.
Opening: 2010 (construction period: Feb 09 until Aug 10)
- 15,835 terrace-places (8,509 seats & 5,860 standing spaces)
- 1105 business seats with high-class design and special catering
- 19 lounges with 250 box seats
- 24 handicapped-seats (ground level)
- press-terrace with 63 seats ground level
- 676 business club seats
- 1,800 parking spaces are available directly at the stadium
- 1000 near the stadium
- 800 bicycle parking spaces available
- 10 kiosks
- capacity up to 1500 people
Toilets: 196 toilet bowls, 102 urinals, handicapped-toilets
- power generation by solar energy plant
- groundwater for lawn irrigation
- the stadium roof is covered for 80% with solar panels (delivers 400,000 kWh/year)
- toilets use 60% rain water, waterless urinals
- maximum capacity of up to 1500 guests in the interior spaces with flexible walls to change rooms
- concerts up to 20,000 spectators
- about 200 non match day events are organized each year