International Hockey Competitions at Warsteiner Hockeypark in Monchengladbach, Germany
Up to 12000 persons can watch matches on two synthetic pitches at Warsteiner Hockeypark in Monchengladbach. The turf has been specifically designed for field hockey enabling dynamic and fast movement. Both pitches do also have floodlight in order to enable longer usage times.
The opening of the stadium in 2006 has been celebrated with a Four-Nations Tournament with Germany, India, Argentina and Spain being involved. Since its opening the stadium has been home to many national and international matches including the men’s field hockey World Championships in 2006, the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy in 2008, the Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in 2010 and the women’s field hockey European Championships in 2011.
The stadium, which is owned by the city of Monchengladbach, is a multi-purpose venue used not only for hockey but also for American football. It is among others used by the hockey League team Gladbacher HTC and the American Football Team Monchengladbach Mavericks. The name of the stadium comes from Warsteiner Brewery, who is also sponsor of the German hockey team.