Originally called the Niedersachsenstadion, the AWD Arena was one of the venues used for World Cup 2006.
The stadium was built in 1952 - 1954 using bricks from homes destroyed in the Second World War. As well as World Cup 2006, it has been used to host matches in international competitions such as World Cup 1974 and the 1988 European Championships.
Matches: Italy 2 : 0 Ghana (June 12), Mexico 0 : 0 Angola (June 16), Costa Rica 1 : 2 Poland (June 20), Switzerland 2 : 0 South Korea (June 23), Spain 1 : 3 France (June 26)
World Cup 2006 Venues : Olympiastadion, Allianz Arena, Signal Iduna Park, Veltins Arena, Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, AOL Arena, Commerzbank-Arena, Fritz Walter Stadion, Rhein Energy Stadion, AWD Arena, Zentralstadion, easyCredit-Stadion