An overview of Hanover
The capital city of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, Hanover is the third most northern of the 12 World Cup venues.
Hanover is also one of the few where you can get from the city centre to the stadium on foot ... if you don't mind a bit of a walk!
Oct 3, 2005, 13:39
Formerly the Lower Saxony Stadium, the ground has been completely refurbished and renamed in the last few years. Due to FIFA's ban on stadium sponsors' names, however, it will be the World Cup Stadium Hanover for the duration of the 2006 finals tournament.
Oct 2, 2005, 12:57
Hanover 96, erstwhile German champions, but also something of a yo-yo club, which "celebrated" its 100th anniversary in 1996 by getting relegated into regional, semi-profressional football. Now back in the top flight, but for how long??
Oct 2, 2005, 23:10
Arena layout and map
A map of Hanover city centre, showing the route from the main station to the stadium, plus a layout of the arena complex.
Oct 2, 2005, 17:29
City centre to stadium
Directions for walking to the ground from the city centre, getting there on Hanover's tram/underground network or driving to the ground by car.
Sep 29, 2005, 19:30
Hanover 96 club records
Details of the host club's past successes and a couple of notable names from more recent years.
Oct 3, 2005, 00:15
Hanover by air
Hannover airport has a direct rail link into the city's main railway station, provides direct internal flights to at least four of the other World Cup venues and international connections to and from many destinations, including Paris and London.
Sep 29, 2005, 22:30
Hanover by rail
Hanover's award-winning railway station provides direct rail links to 10 of the other World Cup cities, plus local rail links to the airport and stadium.
Sep 25, 2005, 11:57
Hanover by road
Located in central northern Germany, Hanover is less than 200 miles by road from 6 of the other World Cup venues. However, to places like Munich and Stuttgart, the distance is over 300 miles. Full details here...
Sep 25, 2005, 10:51
Hanover fan park
Hanover's fan park will be within walking distance of the city centre and the stadium, located on the expansive Waterlooplatz.
Jan 10, 2006, 23:52