Volksparkstadion (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlkspaʁkˈʃtaːdi̯ɔn]) is a football stadium located in Bahrenfeld, Hamburg, Germany. It is the home ground of German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV and was one of the 12 stadia used in the 2006 Football World Cup, hosting four group games and a quarter-final. Through a sponsorship deal the stadium is officially named Imtech Arena [ˈʔɪmtɛk ʔaˈʁeːna], and has previously been called the Volksparkstadion, AOL Arena [ʔaːʔoːˈʔɛl ʔaˈʁeːna] and HSH Nordbank Arena [haːʔɛsˈhaː ˈnɔʁtbaŋk ʔaˈʁeːna] for similar reasons. Due to UEFA regulations on stadium sponsorship, the stadium is referred to as the Hamburg Arena [ˈhambʊʁk ʔaˈʁeːna] for European matches.
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