|Lanxess Arena (originally K÷lnarena, German for Cologne Arena) is an indoor arena, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The arena opened in 1998 and can accommodate 20,000 people.
It is primarily used by VfL Gummersbach (team handball), K÷lner Haie (ice hockey), and as a concert venue.
The arena is spanned by a steel arch supporting the roof via steel cables. The height of the arch is 76 m (249 ft) and its weight is 480 tons.