In 1956, the first Zentralstadion was the biggest stadium in Germany being able to hold 100,000 spectators. However, over the years it fell in to disuse and was costing the city too much to maintain. In 1997, the city of Leipzig decided to build a new stadium within the old stadium. Bridges are built over the old stadium 'bowl' to connect with the new stadium. The roof has an integrated floodlight design and is designed to provide supierior acoustics and atmosphere. The Zentralstadion hosted four group matches and a round of 16 games in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Since 2005, the Zentralstadion is a regular host of the German League Cup final.
Central stadium Leipzig, sports complex, now known as the Redbull Arena
Competition 1st prize, planning & completion