Düsseldorf is not only the state capital; it is also the city of sports, where numerous top-class sporting events take place every year. With more than 80 major sporting events such as the Metro Group Marathon, the PSD Bank Meeting or the DEL Winter Game and a cumulative attendance of more than one million visitors per year, we create exhilarating experiences and emotional images for citizens, athletes, tourists, sponsors and the media. In addition, Düsseldorf also has sports facilities for sporting excellence with the MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA, ISS DOME, Mitsubishi Electric HALLE and ARAG Centercourt.
The sports elite is the flagship of the sports city. The promotion of local top athletes is therefore a central component of our DNA. In addition, however, more than three million euros are invested every year in the financial support and development of Düsseldorf's club and top-class sport. The focus is on the material and immaterial support of tomorrow's top athletes in Düsseldorf through initiatives such as the Stockheim Team Düsseldorf, the Pro Sport Düsseldorf Foundation as well as the combination of sporting and professional careers ("dual career").
With the Düsseldorf model of movement, sport and talent promotion, which is unique in Germany, all children are screened and systematically promoted on a nationwide basis.