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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 (sometimes shortened to Schleyer-Halle) 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 Elton John gave a sold out concert in the Schleyerhalle.[2]

Depeche Mode performed at the stadium seven times: the first one was on November 2, 1987 during their Music for the Masses Tour. The second one was on October 15, 1990 during their World Violation Tour. The third one was on June 25, 1993 during their Devotional Tour. The fourth one was on September 23, 1998 during their Singles Tour. The fifth one was on October 3, 2001 during their Exciter Tour. The sixth one was on March 9, 2006 during their Touring the Angel. The seventh one was on November 8, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe.

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


  1. ^ Partidos Históricos: España - Checoslovaquia, semifinal del Eurobasket'85
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Preceded by
Palais des Sports de Beaulieu
FIBA EuroBasket
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Preceded by
Davis Cup
Final Venue

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

Succeeded by
Luis Puig Velodrome
Preceded by
Siemens Arena
UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Succeeded by
Vodafone Arena