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Only two games of the Men's EHF EURO 2024 will take place in the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA, but they are supposed to make history. The world record for spectators at handball games was increased to up to 50,000 spectators at the opening games between Germany and Switzerland and between France and North Macedonia.

How do I get to the arena in Dusseldorf?

BY CAR: So that you can enjoy your stay with us as stress-free as possible, we recommend that you travel by public transport. For many events, your ticket is also valid as a 2nd class ticket in the VRR area on public transport and the DB. The corresponding logo is noted on the tickets. 

If not, this is the address for navigation:

Arena-Straße 1
40474 Dusseldorf


Take the U78 line directly to the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA/Messe Nord stop.

Even after each event, the trains run towards the city centre at regular intervals throughout the evening.

Are there any bag restrictions in the arena?

For safety reasons, bags and backpacks larger than A4 format are not permitted. The respective organizer can issue extended bans in this regard. Find out more about this before your visit.

You can find more detailed information on the arena's website: MERKUR Spiel-Arena

Dusseldorf is the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, with 620,523 inhabitants the second largest city in the federal state and the seventh largest city in Germany. Dusseldorf is part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with around 10 million inhabitants and the Rhineland metropolitan region with 8.6 million inhabitants. The city lies in the heart of the central European economic area.

In 1288, the place at the mouth of the small river Düssel in the Rhine received city rights. In the course of industrialization in Germany, Dusseldorf became the "desk of the Ruhr area" and became a major city when it exceeded the mark of 100,000 inhabitants in 1882.

The Rhine metropolis is one of the five most important economic centers in Germany with strong international ties. Dusseldorf is a trade fair city and home to many listed companies, including the Henkel group. In addition, it is the German location for auditing, management consulting and fashion with the highest turnover, as well as an important financial and stock exchange centre. It is also a leading location for the art trade in Germany.

Dusseldorf has several Rhine ports. Its airport is the intercontinental hub of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city hosts 22 universities, including the renowned Dusseldorf Art Academy and the Heinrich Heine University. Dusseldorf also enjoys national fame for its old town (“the longest bar in the world”), its shopping boulevard Königsallee (“Kö”), its Dusseldorf carnival, the Fortuna Düsseldorf football club and the Düsseldorfer EG ice hockey club. Other attractions are numerous museums and galleries as well as the Rhine promenade and the modern media harbour. The cityscape is also characterized by numerous skyscrapers and church towers, the 240 meters high Rhine Tower, many monuments and seven Rhine bridges. Notable is a large number of East Asian residents, including the Japanese community, which forms the largest Japanese community and the only Japantown in Germany.

Who plays in Dusseldorf? 

The opening matches of group A featuring hosts Germany, multiple European, world and Olympic champions France, North Macedonia and Switzerland will throw off on 10 January in front of more than 50,000 people in MERKUR Spiel-Arena. 

For this record-breaking match day, France will play North Macedonia at 18:00 CET while the hosts Germany start their home EHF EURO journey against Switzerland at 20:30 CET. 

Not everyone will be able to say they witnessed a world-record match live at the MERKUR Spiel-Arena. If you want to be one of them, head to our ticket shop and secure your seat.