The club plays its home games in the Imtech Arena (capacity: 57,274 – approximately 47,000 seats with another 10,000 spectators standing), which was originally opened in 2000 as the new Volksparkstadion. On 1 July 2001, its name was changed to the AOL Arena. On 4 July 2007, it was given its current name. The first Volksparkstadion was opened in 1953 and had been a venue for the 1974 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1988. The Imtech Arena is a UEFA 5 star stadium, which certifies it to host UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals. The stadium was the site of four group matches and a quarter-final in the past 2006 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Germany, and was known as FIFA World Cup Stadium Hamburg during the event. In March 2008, UEFA awarded the rights to host the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final to the Imtech Arena.
HSV fans can be buried at a dedicated graveyard near the home stadium, covered in turf from the original Hamburg pitch