Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle

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Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
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Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Location Stuttgart, Germany
Coordinates 48°47′38″N 9°13′37″E / 48.79389°N 9.22694°E / 48.79389; 9.22694Coordinates: 48°47′38″N 9°13′37″E / 48.79389°N 9.22694°E / 48.79389; 9.22694
Capacity 15,500
Field size 286 m (313 yd) cycling track
Surface Cycling track: wood
Opened 1983

Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, usually known as Schleyerhalle, is an indoor sporting and concert arena located in Stuttgart, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 15,500 people. The venue was built in 1983 and is named for Hanns Martin Schleyer, a German employer representative, and former Nazi SS officer, who was kidnapped and killed by the terrorist group Red Army Faction. It has a 265-metre (869 ft) track made of wood.

The arena hosted the final phase of the 1985 European basketball championship.[1]

In tennis, the arena hosts some of the matches of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, on a clay court designated as "Court 1". It also hosted the Stuttgart Masters when it was an ATP Super 9 event between 1996 and 2001.

The arena is also used as a velodrome and was used as the host for the 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

On July 2009 British singer Elton John gave a sold out concert in the Schleyerhalle.[2]

The 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Hall.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Partidos Históricos: España - Checoslovaquia, semifinal del Eurobasket'85
  2. ^ [1]

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Preceded by
Palais des Sports de Beaulieu
Nantes
FIBA EuroBasket
Final Venue

1985
Succeeded by
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Athens
Preceded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1989
Succeeded by
Suncoast Dome
St. Petersburg
Preceded by
Green Dome Maebashi
Maebashi
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Luis Puig Velodrome
Valencia
Preceded by
Siemens Arena
Ballerup
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

2003
Succeeded by
Vodafone Arena
Melbourne