Porsche-Arena

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Porsche-Arena
Porsche-Arena-Suedfront.jpg
Location Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Germany Germany
Coordinates 48°47′35″N 9°13′42″E / 48.79306°N 9.22833°E / 48.79306; 9.22833Coordinates: 48°47′35″N 9°13′42″E / 48.79306°N 9.22833°E / 48.79306; 9.22833
Owner City of Stuttgart
Operator in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Capacity 7,849 (Boxing)
7,576 (Stage shows)
6,181 (basketball, handball)
6,042 (concerts)
5,068 (hockey)
Construction
Broke ground April, 2005
Opened May 27, 2006
Construction cost EUR € 31,16 million[1]
Architect 'asp' architekten Stuttgart[2]
Tenants
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Tennis) (2006-present)
Handball World Championship, (handball) (2007)
Table Tennis European (Table tennis) (Sep 2009)

Porsche Arena is a multi-purpose arena, located in Stuttgart, Germany. The seating capacity of the arena varies, from 5,100 to 8,000 people and it was opened in 2006, after 14 months of construction. The arena is part of a sport complex located in Stuttgart’s NeckarPark, situated between the Scharrena Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena and Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle.

To fund the construction, costs had already been pre-construction sales of the name rights planned. Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG bought the name rights, for a ten million euro, for a term of 20 years.

It is the venue for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, a WTA Tour event and also hosted some matches at the 2007 World Men's Handball Championship.

Anton Hunger: "The tournament is now at home in Stuttgart. We knew we’d make mistakes at the first edition. But we didn’t promise too much last year and have eliminated almost all the mistakes in 2007. A total of more than 36,000 spectators were in the arena. The number was up on the previous year even though seating was slightly reduced to improve comfort."

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