|Opened||May 11, 2002|
|Owner||City of Leipzig|
|Construction cost||€ 41,4 million|
|Architect||'asp' architekten Stuttgart|
|HC Leipzig (Handball) (2002-present)|
The Arena Leipzig is a multipurpose indoor arena located in Leipzig, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 8,000 people for sporting events and up to 12,200 for shows and concerts. It is part of the Sportforum Leipzig, which also contains the Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) and the Sportmuseum Leipzig.
The main hall has retractable stands and has depending on its configuration a size from 2,400 to 4,656 square meters. The height of the hall is between 12 and 20 meters. A 200-meter track can be retracted for concerts and shows.
The arena is frequently used by national and international artists for concerts and shows. Artists who have performed at this venue include:
a-ha, Alice Cooper, Anastacia, Apocalyptica, Backstreet Boys, Beatsteaks, Bob Dylan, Britney Spears, Cher, Coldplay, David Garrett, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Gossip, James Blunt, Journey, Judas Priest, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, Lord of the Dance, Loreena McKennitt, Mando Diao, Metallica, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, NKOTBSB, Pink, Placebo, Queen with Paul Rodgers, Rammstein, Rihanna, Rise Against, Robin Gibb, Roger Waters, Sade, Scorpions, Shakira, Sting, Whitney Houston and ZZ Top.
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