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Past Events of Regional Networking Group Cologne/Dusseldorf
JUNE 18th, 2016 BayArena and Hotel Lindner
Report on the tour of the Lindner Hotels BayArena and the BayArena
On June 18, 2016, 9 EUMAs and guests met at the Lindner Hotel BayArena in Leverkusen. Following a brief welcome by Christine Güdden, head of the EUMA-regional chapter Cologne/Düsseldorf, who drew attention to upcoming events the group networked while enjoying tasty snacks and beverages.
Afterwards Vanessa Tönges, Sales Assistant of the Lindner Hotel BayArena, took the group of a tour of the light-suffused hotel that is integrated into the BayArena, the stadium of soccer club Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The soccer-theme was nicely implemented in the design of the hotel. 8 conference rooms featuring state-of-the-art equipment on the fourth floor provide an impressive view into the stadium and used as boxes during home games.
Toni, a young Bayer 04 Leverkusen-employee, gave an informative and very entertaining tour of the stadium. Stops included the media center, the business lounge area, the bench for the coach and the players as well as the mixed zone and the facilities for the visiting team. A short video featuring former German international Stefan Kießling provided a look at the impressive facilities for the home team. The goal-wall shooting during which the women faced the men who were supported by Toni ended with a 2 : 2 draw. The eventful day drew to a close at the hotel.