It was announced just a few weeks ago, but now it's time: The Commerzbank Arena will be called Deutsche Bank Park from Wednesday, 01.07.2020. Many fans may not care, because for them the arena will always remain the Waldstadion. But for Eintracht, the end of Commerzbank's naming rights means the end of an era. "Even if - with regard to the stadium naming rights - Commerzbank was not our contractual partner, we have built up a very close and trusting relationship with the people involved over the past 15 years. As a partner of Eintracht, Commerzbank was also always directly at our side", says Axel Hellmann, member of the Eintracht Board of Managing Directors. "Looking back on the past years, Hellmann adds: "We have gone through ups and downs together. In the Commerzbank Arena, there were glittering European Cup nights against Inter Milan and Chelsea FC, but also second-division football against Wacker Burghausen and LR Ahlen. In all phases - as difficult as they may have been for our club - we have always been able to rely on Commerzbank. The discussions in the course of the new tender for the naming rights were always harmonious and fair, even if a different decision was ultimately reached. We say thank you with full conviction!
In addition to the football matches, there were many concerts by international music greats, festivals and shows. Altogether, 555 major events have taken place in the Commerzbank Arena in 15 years. It's a pity, of course, that this partnership with Corona is coming to such an unspectacular end. Of course, this doesn't change much of the many great memories from the 15 years. Following the construction of the new stadium and its transformation from an all-purpose stadium with a running track to a football and concert arena in 2005, Commerzbank left its mark on the spectator magnet in the Stadtwald by giving the Frankfurt stadium its name.
Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Hans Zimmer, Helene Fischer, Herbert Grönemeyer, Pink - they were all guests in the living room of Eintracht. For many years, the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world to the Commerzbank Arena. And with the Festival4Family one of the biggest family celebrations in Germany was held here. We are already looking forward to the many new memories that we will hopefully soon be able to collect in Deutsche Bank Park.