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On site


For athletes & officials


Yes, regulation allows for athletes & officials to be treated as professionals on their way to the event and are allowed to be in a vehicle with more than two households. However, safety/cleanliness precautions should be taken. 


From Bochum-Hbf, the Vonovia Ruhrstadion (stop: "rewirpowerStadion" or "Planetarium") can be reached by the city tram:

STR 308 -> Direction „Schürbankstraße“ 
STR 316 -> Direction „Heinrichstraße“

The Vonovia Ruhrstadion (bus stop "RuhrCongress") can be reached by bus via the following connection:

BUS 354 -> Direction „Bochum Zillertal“

The entrance to use varies by sport and should be checked with your coaches. 

There are a total of three entrances on the site. Depending on the sport, the entrance varies and should be checked with your coaches.

Entrance P2: It’s best to park in parking lot P3 or in the Stadionring parking garage. Entrance P2 is for judo, climbing, beach volleyball, archery, wrestling and pole vault.

Entrance North-West: It’s best to park on the Kirmesplatz or in the Stadionring parking garage. The north-west entrance is for boxing, urban dance, basketball 3X3, soccer and action sports.

Entrance Rundsporthalle: It’s best to park on the fairground. The entrance to the Rundsporthalle is for table tennis, basketball and handball.

Address for Parkhaus Stadionring: Parkhaus Stadionring 26, 44791 Bochum
Address for P3: Stadionring 26, 44791 Bochum (Zufahrt rechts am Parkhaus vorbei)
Address for Parkplatz Kirmesplatz: Gersteinring 52, 44791 Bochum  

Yes, you have to pay for the parking spaces. In the parking garage and P3, you pay 3€ maximum for 24 hours (or 1€ per hour or part thereof). Please note that you can only pay cashless at P3 and in the parking garage.

At the fairground, you pay a flat rate of 4€ for 24 hours.

Hotel accommodation

Yes, regulations allow athletes & officials to be treated as professionals in connection with the Ruhr Games and thus will be allowed to stay in a hotel, but safety and health precautions should be observed. 

If you still need a hotel, please contact Bochum Marketing:

Bochum Marketing 
Tel.: +49 234-9049614 

Access to the Ruhr Games area

To enter the Ruhr Games site, everyone must register at one of the entrances on the day of their competition. To do so, you must be on the entry list for your competition and present a negative Covid rapid test (not older than 24 hours before the start of the competition).  Please inform yourself in advance of additional requirements from the sport organizer (e.g. if an additional PCR test) are necessary. Only after successful registration you will be allowed to enter the event area. 


This should be avoided. A second access per day is not provided.


Hygiene / Safety precautions

The organizer has assigned each sport a block in the Vonovia Ruhrstadion (as a lounge area and food area) with its own toilets. It’s important that you only use the block that is designated for your sport. The use of another block is to be avoided due to hygiene measures. 


There is a medical or FFP mask requirement on the entire Ruhr Games site for all. Only during the sporting competitions or artistic performances are the athletes/artists exempt from the mask requirement.


Yes, each person entering the premises needs a negative rapid test result not older than 24h to enter.


If you test positive at the testing center, the center will take appropriate steps and start a follow-up. In this case, it’s important that you have your contacts and places where you have been as detailed as possible in mind to speed up the follow-up and to support the health department as much as possible. In addition, please inform your trainer.


At any test center or by individual arrangement with prior notification on-site at the fairground.


Yes, everyone at the event site as well as at the decentralized off-site locations will have been tested.


Fully vaccinated people do not have to present a negative test result. Proof of complete vaccination, at least 14 days prior to the start of activity at the Ruhr Games, must be presented at registration instead of a negative rapid test result.

Those recovering from Covid require proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid test) at least 28 days and no more than six months ago. This only applies to people without Covid-19-type symptoms.

Other information

Yes, on site you can buy packaged food and drinks at two kiosk stations. 


Glass bottles, fireworks, alcohol, and weapons of any kind are prohibited.


Some sports facilities, such as the center court, are covered. Sports in the Vonovia Ruhrstadion must be paused in the event of a rain shower. Meanwhile, the active players can stay in their assigned block while observing the spacing rules. The stands of the Vonovia Ruhrstadion are covered and dry.