Esprit Arena is located in Düsseldorf. Germany won Eurovision 2010 in Oslo then in 2011 Esprit Arena hosts the contest. Today Esprit Arena oppening anniversary! It openned on the 18th of January 2005…

“Esprit Arena, known previously as the “LTU Arena” (until June 2009), and as the “Düsseldorf Arena” (during the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest), is a multi-functional football stadium in Düsseldorf, Germany. The stadium holds 54,600 and has a closable roof.”-Wikipedia

Esprit Arena hosts Wladimir Klitschko has here boxed, stars like Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, Take That, Coldplay, The Police, Genesis, Linkin Park, Phil Collins, Madonna, Westlife and the Stones have given concerts here. The German national football team has kicked into the arena and Stephan Raab‘s Stock Car Crash Challenge organized. Verdi’s opera “Aida” was performed. New Year’s Eve danced there 40,000 white-clad visitors at the “Sensation”. After 2013, the Great Hall is also honored in 2014 as the most successful concert stadium. Construction cost of arena nearly €240.

The biggest event in 2011 was the Euro Vision Song Contest (ESC). During eight weeks, the arena became the largest TV studio in the world and was called at that time Dusseldorf Arena. Finally Azerbaijan took first victory in Esprit Arena…

The transformation of the Esprit Arena for Eurovision 2011: