Sparkassen-Arena

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ostseehalle)
Jump to: navigation, search
Sparkassen-Arena
Ostseehalle-Kiel.jpg
Former names Ostseehalle
Location Kiel, Germany
Owner Provinzial Versicherungen, Kieler Nachrichten, Citti Großmarkt
Operator Konzert- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Kiel
Capacity 13,500 (concerts)
10,250 (handball)
Construction
Broke ground 10 November 1950
Opened 17 June 1951
Renovated 2001
Architect Wilhelm Neveling,
Büro Schnittger (renovation)
Tenants
THW Kiel (HBL)

The Sparkassen-Arena (formerly known as Ostseehalle) is an indoor arena, in Kiel, Germany.

It is primarily used by THW Kiel (team handball) and as a venue for rock/pop concerts. It holds up to 13,500 people.

History[edit]

Construction was determined in 1950 by the Kiel council meeting. The Osteseehalle was initiated on 17 June 1951, during the Kiel Week and was eventually finished in 1952. For this purpose, the steel construction of a retired airplane hangar, of the air base on the island Sylt, was dismantled and brought to Kiel.

In the course of decades, the arena was constantly redeveloped, and since renovations finished in September 2001, it is now "prepared for the next 50 years", according to the operators. On 1 January 2008, the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe purchased the naming rights.

ext

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°19′14″N 10°07′50″E / 54.32056°N 10.13056°E / 54.32056; 10.13056