Deutsche Bank Park: Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.

Mörfelder Landstraße 362, Frankfurt, Germany, 60528
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As is often the case in Germany, Eintracht Frankfurt is actually a sports club, comprising the likes of handball, ice hockey and table tennis teams. The best known of these is obviously Eintracht Frankfurt Football Club, which was founded on the eighth of March in 1899. The club has enjoyed some success since its formation, including a victory in the top-flight. They have also seen victories in the DFB Pokal as well as in the UEFA Cup and a narrow defeat in the European Cup.

The Waldstadion, known as the Deutsche Bank Park thanks to sponsorship, has a retractable roof and was first opened in 1925. It has been upgraded a number of times, with the most recent redevelopment coming in time for it to be a host stadium for the Confederations Cup in 2005. It was also one of nine venues used to host the Women’s World Cup in 2011. It is part of a wider sports complex, including a swimming pool and tennis complex.


Deutsche Bank Park Stats
Year Opened1925
Average Attendance26,338
Record Attendance81,000 (Eintracht Frankfurt v FK Pirmasens (1959))
Pitch Size105 x 68 (7140)
Former NameCommerzbank-Arena
OwnerWaldstadion Frankfurt Gesellschaft für Projektentwicklung
SponsorDeutsche Bank
Clubs HostedEintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt Galaxy, Germany, ESL One Frankfurt
First FixtureUnknown
Eintracht Frankfurt Stats
Year Founded1899
NicknameSGE (Sportgemeinde Eintracht), Die Adler (The Eagles), Launische Diva (Moody Diva, Schlappekicker (Slipper Kickers), Die Diva vom Main (The Diva From the Main)
Club MascotAttila the Eagle
RivalsKickers Offenbach, 1. FSV Mainz 05, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Darmstadt 98
Previous StadiumsVictoriaplatz, Roseggerstraße, Riederwaldstadion
KitBlack with Red (Home) / Red with black (Away) / White with black & red (Third)
Training GroundFootball Performance Centre
Shirt SponsorIndeed
Team Owner50+1
Record GoalscorerKarl Ehmer (225)
Record AppearancesCharly Körbel (728)

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Deutsche Bank Park Seating Plan & Where to Sit

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As is common with European stadiums, Deutsche Bank Park is built in a bowl-style. That means that the corners are filled in, giving the impression of continuous seating all the way around. It is set over two tiers, with a series of boxes in the middle.

Eintracht Frankfurt Ticket Prices

Tickets for Eintracht Frankfurt games cost differing amounts depending on the category of the match as well as where in the stadium it is that you’d like to sit. A ticket in the standing area of the ground will set you back somewhere in the region of €15, but you can pay up to €88 in the more expensive areas.

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Getting To Deutsche Bank Park

Train - If there’s one thing that Germany does well then it is pubic transport, so train is a good way to get to the Deutsche Bank Park. S-Bahn lines towards Frankfurt Airport are where you’ll want to head, getting off when you see the Stadion sign. There is also a tram that stops close to the stadium.

Bus - Bus numbers 61 and 80 travel from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt’s South Station, and go within a 15 minute walk of the stadium. Exit at either Stadionbad or Osttribüne and you’ll be close enough to do just that.

Car - If you want to drive to the stadium then you’ll want to take either the A3 or the A5. Follow the signs for the football stadium, or travel via the Main bridges and the Kennedyallee if you’re travelling from the city centre. Once you’ve hit Oberforsthaus you’ll be able to exit and should be able to find parking there. Obviously if you’re heading in from a different location then the roads that you’ll need to take will differ accordingly.

By Air - It is not overly surprising that Frankfurt Airport is the best one to head to if you’re going to the city of Frankfurt. There is an other option, though, with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport also serving the city. The latter isn’t actually that close to Frankfurt, so it tends to be the one that budget airlines use.

Taxi - How much a taxi costs to the stadium will depend entirely on where it is that you’re looking to get it from.

Parking Near Deutsche Bank Park

There is good parking at Gleisdreieck, Waldparkplatz, Isenburger and Schneise, which will cost you €6 and are close to the stadium. Further afield, the car park at Sandhofstraße is available and it is easy to jump the train from there to the ground. There are other options, including a park and ride.

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Deutsche Bank Park Hotels

Mercure Hotel Kaiserhof Frankfurt City Center - £170+

62, Frankfurt, 60329, HE
Sometimes it is nice to stay in a chain hotel when you’re abroad as you’ll know exactly what it is that you’re getting yourself into. The Mercure chain of hotels are seen as budget options in the United Kingdom, but they have a much better reputation in Europe. The one in Frankfurt promises a bar and lounge area, a business centre and a fitness centre. Breakfast is available and there is free Wi-Fi. More details.

Mk Hotel Frankfurt - £200+

Kaiserstrasse 63, Frankfurt, 60329, HE
As you might have guessed, hotels in Frankfurt aren’t cheap at any time of the year, largely thanks to the city’s reputation as a financial hub. The MK Hotel has a lot to offer, including a rooftop terrace for when the weather is nice and you want to get outdoors. There is a meeting room on site as well as a fitness centre, whilst free Wi-Fi will allow you to get online should that be important to you. More details.

Holiday Inn Frankfurt - Alte Oper, an IHG Hotel - £250+

Mainzer Landstrasse 27, Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt, 60329
Another chain option that you might want to consider whilst you’re in Frankfurt is the Holiday Inn. Holiday Inns promise a certain level of quality and the Frankfurt branch doesn’t disappoint. There is a restaurant as well as a bar and lounge area, with the fitness centre, business centre and reception all available 24-hours a day. The hotel offers guests a concierge service, whilst free Wi-Fi is all but obligatory for most hotels in this day and age. Perhaps the most important point for most people reading this site is the fact that the hotel staff are multi-lingual More details.

Pubs & Bars Near Deutsche Bank Park

Yours Sports Bar

Bergerstrasse 111, 60385, Frankfurt (+49 (69) 40 59 00 52)
It probably gives you a sense of what to expect from the Yours Sports Bar that there is an American flag on the menu. Burgers, hot dogs and things that are fried are high on the list of stuff that you can get served from the menu, whilst German larger is popular in terms of alcohol. There are obviously soft drinks available if that’s what you want, whilst spirits are also readily available.

Sam’s Sportsbar - Schäfergasse

Schäfergasse 27, 60313, Frankfurt am Main (+49(0)69-90 75 50 43 )
There are actually two Sam’s Sportsbars in Frankfurt, with the other being located at Hauptbahnhof Nordseite. The key thing to realise is that you’re going to be able to watch sports in either of them, with American-style food also on the menu. Beers are popular, though a wealth of soft drinks will see you given a host of choices if you don’t want to drink alcohol whilst you’re there.

Champions Frankfurt

Hamburger Allee 2, 60486, Frankfurt am Main (+49 69 79550)
Champions in Frankfurt is exactly what it sounds like, with long tables allowing people to view big screens all around the venue. As with the other bars on our list, the menu is mostly American-style food, though some have been given a German twist. The sportsbar nature of the venue means that you’ll see the likes of füssball tables on offer, in addition to more traditional things such as pool tables that mean you don’t just need to depend on the screens to offer you some sporting enjoyment.


Though the stadium was built in 1925, it has been upgraded and modernised several times since then. As a result, the facilities are kept up-to-date and you won’t be disappointed on your trip to the ground. You can expect all of the usual places to get a drink or a bite to eat, as well as decent toilet facilities.


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If you want to watch an Eintracht Frankfurt match in style then there are plenty of options open to you to do so. It is a good opportunity to sit in comfort and get some food and drink ahead of kick-off, with various different packages available to you depending on what it is that you’re hoping to get out of your experience.

Private Hire

If you’re thinking of hosting some sort of event in Frankfurt then the Deutsche Bank Park is a good place to look. There are several different business lounges in which you can locate yourself, allowing for the likes of professional meetings to take place. You can also host such events as parties or other celebrations, giving you plenty of different options for private hire.

Stadium Tours & Museum

It will cost you about €20 to do a tour of the stadium, with a museum tour also included in the price. It takes about an hour and a half to do the tour, with numerous photo opportunities presenting themselves along the way.

About Eintracht Frankfurt

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It is quite common for European countries to boast all-round sports clubs, rather than ones that specialise in one thing over another. In Frankfurt, the sports club offers everything from tennis to rugby via volleyball and boxing. It is the football that Eintracht Frankfurt are most famous for, though, with the football club having been formed in March of 1899. Though it is far from one of Germany’s most successful clubs, it has still enjoyed a top-tier league win as well as success in the DFB-Pokal and the Europa League.

The club’s history actually dates back to the merging of two clubs, that of Frankfurter Fußball-Club Viktoria von 1899 and Frankfurter Fußball-Club Kickers von 1899. They were both founding members of the Nordkreis-Liga in 1909, merging two years later to create Frankfurter Fußball Verein (Kickers-Viktoria), which was instantly successful. A founding member of the Bundesliga when it was created in 1963, the club’s recent history has seen it bounce between the top two divisions in German football.

Deutsche Bank Park History

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The original Waldstadion opened its doors in 1925, having seen construction take place for the previous four years. It cost the equivalent of about €14 million in today’s money and featured not just the football ground but also a fairground, a swimming pool and a cycling stadium. The first big changes came about in the 1950s after 200 or so supporters got injured when around 70,000 people tried to get into a stadium built to hold around 55,000.

Since then, the ground has undergone a number of changes, updating it for the modern era. It has been altered to be primarily a football ground, though other sports can be played on it. The stadium has enjoyed a number of different sponsors over the years, with the current honour going to Deutsche Bank thanks to a deal that was signed in 2020 and is planned to last until 2027. It has been used to host numerous different tournaments, with the most recent being the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Future Developments

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In April of 2022, it was confirmed that the Deutsche Bank Park would be expanded. At the time, it had around 51,500 seats and the plan was to add another 11,000 standing places. The construction is planned for late autumn of 2022, seeing the overall capacity increase in line with the club’s promotion back to the Bundesliga after it had suffered a few seasons outside of the German top-flight.

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