In order to match the club’s growing ambitions following promotion to the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg began to seriously consider building a new stadium in 1997. The VfL-Stadion on Elsterweg - which still hosts VfL Ladies’ reserve team games, among others - no longer met the club’s requirements and, in 2002, the Volkswagen Arena became the Wolves’ new home. The new 30,000-capacity stadium, which is located on In den Allerwiesen, was officially opened on 13 December that same year. Disabled fans needn’t worry about getting a raw deal on matchdays, as accessibility is of paramount importance to the club: as well as 80 wheelchair positions, VfL Wolfsburg also provide 16 seats for visually impaired supporters, who can listen to live commentary during the match. The stadium also includes non-smoking and family areas in order to provide a safe environment for children and to make a visit to the Volkswagen Arena an enjoyable experience for all ages.
Due to its central location, the Volkswagen Arena and adjacent AOK Stadion - home to the VfL Ladies as well as the men’s Under-23 and Under-19 teams since early 2015 - are within easy walking distance of Wolfsburg Hauptbahnhof train station and the city’s central bus station. Further information on travelling to and from the stadium for home matches, and on how to purchase items at the Volkswagen Arena using the VfL Karte, are detailed in the following pages. The stadium’s ideal location in the heart of the city also enables VfL Wolfsburg to host conferences and functions, with the Volkswagen Arena’s ‘Eventcenter’ providing the perfect setting for all manner of events.