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Situated on the eastern bank of the Rhine, Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphaila, Germany. Leverkusen is a city whose origin can be traced back to the 12th century by the name of Wiesdorf. The city remained a rural area before the 20th century. In 1860, a significant development took place when Wiesdorf was chosen for setting up a dye factory. However, the Bayer company took over the factory in 1891, shifting its office to Wiesdorf in 1912. The town thus became the center of hub of German chemical industry. WWII bombings wrecked the Bayer plant on two different days though. It was the union of four towns Wiesdorf, Rheindorf, Steinbuchel and Schebusch due to which Leverkusen came into being. Numerous villages comprise the present city. Leverkusen is a city worth visiting rich with many attractions. One of these is the Bay Arena which is a football stadium home to the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen since fifty years now. The stadium has been named after a former chairman of Bayer AG, who founded the club. The club could house 20,000 people and it was remodeled in 1986 to transform it into a state of the art facility. The improvements did not stop then and continued over the next 10 years. At last, the year 1997 marked the completion of the stadium becoming a trendy venue being able to seat 22,500 people. It was ultimately named Bay Arena in 1998.
A hotel was also built near the stadium in 1999 with some rooms overlooking a view of the pitch. A premium restaurant is also included in the stadium complex, which offers view of the pitch and has conference facilities. The 2006 World Cup was firstly bid by Leverkusen to be its host but since the Arena could not match the minimum 40,000 capacity mandated by FIFA, the city of Leverkusen had to back off its bid. Instead, BayArena was kept as a main training facility for the German national team during the 2006 finals. Eventually, Berlin was selected as the major training facility against Leverkusen with BayArena hosting two national matches. For the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup going to be held in Germany, BayArena is one of the candidates for the venue. Bayer AG consented that the stadium's capacity should be increased to 30,000 seats in March 2007. By the end of same year, construction operations had started and it is expected that the arena will be completed by the initial phase of 2009-10 season. Another attraction for Leverkusen is the Bayer Cross Leverkusen which is the largest illuminated ad on this planet. As the name sounds, the ad caters for Bayer, the multinational pharmaceutical company based in Leverkusen. The ad was installed in 1958 showing the logo of the company. Two colossal steel towers hold the ad which weighs 300 tons. More than 1700 light bulbs are used to light the display. The Bayer Cross was prepared anew in 2003. Get Leverkusen Tickets for the best mix of oriental and metropolitan delights!