Squaring the circle: the old Baltic Stadium and running track were converted into a football-only arena. More seats, more comfort and more football atmosphere were needed – and so in just 16 months the BAM Group turned the old, tradition-steeped bowl into the most high-tech event venue in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. One stand after another was replaced without interrupting the fixture list. Today, the DKB Arena has a total capacity of 30,000, all raised for an optimal field of vision. Provision was also made for expansion by a further 5,000 seats or so in front of the first row, which is why the stand area begins at a height of over two metres. The fans have an excellent view and the sponsors excellent facilities, enjoying more advertising space thanks to the new XXL boards.
Great visibility and even more comfortable seating are of course guaranteed in the hospitality area, which can house nearly 1,000 spectators. And if you want to stretch your legs, you can do so without exposing yourself to the weather: a 7,000 square metre esplanade encircles the stadium, with 18 kiosks and five fan merchandise stalls to keep visitors supplied with all the well-known ingredients of a football experience.