König Pilsener Arena

Formerly Revierlöwen Oberhausen

The König-Pilsener- Arena is a multi-purpose hall near the CentrO shopping mall in Oberhausen, North Rhine -Westphalia. The construction costs for the event hall stood at € 45 million. After a construction period of 14 months, the arena was opened on 8 September 1996. It was originally called Arena Oberhausen, since 1998, she is wearing because of a name - the name of the sponsoring König Pilsener brewery from the neighboring city of Duisburg.

The arena is part of the new center of Oberhausen. In this project, the structural change in the Ruhr area, the 143 hectare site of a disused Thyssen steelworks ( Gutehoffnungshütte ) was converted into a leisure and shopping center. Nestled in the infrastructure of the new center, the arena your visitors with over 14,000 free parking, several highway exits and the stop of the public transport in the immediate vicinity offers a convenient arrival and departure.


The arena holds 12,650 people. This 10,000 seats are installed on two levels. Depending on the request of the organizers, the stage can be implemented as Center Stage, where the maximum capacity allowed 12,000 people. There are also two theaters configurations that are designed for 3,000 and 5,200 people.


More than 800,000 visitors come to over 100 events a year in the arena. The range of events ranging from music concerts to sporting events. In 1996, Gloria Estefan 's first concert in the arena. More concerts announced, among other things: a- ha, Runrig, Die Toten Hosen, David Hasselhoff, Helene Fischer, Metallica, The Doctors, Böhse Onkelz, Silver Moon, Iron Maiden, Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, KISS, Lionel Richie, Depeche Mode, Paul McCartney, Elton John, David Copperfield, David Garrett, The Who, Rod Stewart, Britney Spears, Status Quo, Beyonce, Tokio Hotel, Ashley Tisdale, No Angels, REM, Herbert Grönemeyer, Xavier Naidoo, Söhne Mannheims, Joe Cocker, P! nk, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, The Cure, Justin Bieber, Plácido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. Also shows like Stomp, Riverdance, the Youth of the New Apostolic Church in North Rhine -Westphalia or the awarding of the Eins Live Krone took place in the arena. The award show Viva Comet was filmed for the 4th time in a row in Oberhausen 2011.

In the seasons 1997/98 to 2001/ 02, the ice hockey team of the Revierlöwen Oberhausen played their home games at the Arena Oberhausen.


It is operated by SMG Arena Entertainment Germany, a 100 percent subsidiary of SMG. The U.S. company based in Philadelphia is the world's largest provider of privately operated venues with over 200 world stadiums, arenas, exhibition and convention centers, theaters and science centers. In Germany SMG manages beside the König-Pilsener- Arena and the Science Adventure Odysséum in Cologne.


  • The ceiling load is 45 t.
  • The ceiling height is up to 21 m.
  • The stage total load is 380 t.
  • Lamp with 104 kilowatt power illuminate the interior.
  • The air circulates 675,000 cubic meters of air per hour.