Wiener Stadthalle

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Wiener Stadthalle
Stadthalle logo3.jpg
Wiener Stadthalle Aussen 2008.jpg
Exterior view of the main hall in 2008
Location Vienna, Austria
Coordinates 48°12′07″N 16°19′58″E / 48.20194°N 16.33278°E / 48.20194; 16.33278Coordinates: 48°12′07″N 16°19′58″E / 48.20194°N 16.33278°E / 48.20194; 16.33278
Owner City of Vienna
Capacity 16,152 (Hall D)
1,482 (Hall E)
2,036 (Hall F)
Construction
Built 1953–1958
Opened 21 June 1958 (Hall D)
1994 (Hall E)
2006 (Hall F)
Expanded 1974
Architect Roland Rainer
Dietrich/Untertrifaller (Hall F)
Tenants
Vienna Ice Revue (1958–1973)
Erste Bank Open (1974–present)
Holiday on Ice
2004 European Short Course Swimming Championships
Nestroy Theatre Prize (2013)
Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Website
www.stadthalle.com

Wiener Stadthalle is a multi-use indoor arena, located in the 15th district of Vienna, Austria. It was designed by Austrian architect Roland Rainer and built from 1953 to 1958. The arena has an overall seating capacity of approximately 16,000 people.

In its legal form, the Wiener Stadthalle is a subsidiary of Wien Holding. Halls A, B and C as well as the Stadthallenbad are managed by the Viennese sports venues corporation GmbH.

The arena hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament since 1974 and has hosted the ice shows Vienna Ice Revue and Holiday on Ice, the touring horse show Apassionata every year and the circus show Artisten-Tiere-Attraktionen from 1959 to 1995.[1]

On 6 August 2014, the Stadthalle was chosen to be the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, following the victory of Conchita Wurst in the 2014 Final in Copenhagen.[2] The arena will host the event with the semifinals to be held on the 19 May and 21 May and the final on the night of 23 May 2015.[3]

Building[edit]

Map of the Wiener Stadthalle
Hall F, behind the city pool (2013)
Nestroy Theatre Prize 2013 in Hall F

The arena comprises 6 interconnecting halls: A and B (gymnasiums built in 1957, which can also be used for conferences or lectures), C (indoor ice arena), D (large multi-purpose main hall, mostly for concerts), E (small multi-purpose hall for smaller events) and F (arena hall for more intimate concerts).

Large pool and diving tower (2008)

In 1974, the additional Stadthallenbad, three public swimming pools, were built. For the 2004 European Short Course Swimming Championships a temporary pool of 1,025 m³ was built in the hall.

Past concerts[edit]

Many famous shows and artists have played at the Wiener Stadthalle over the decades, spanning many genres of music:

Upcoming concerts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ARTISTEN TIERE ATTRAKTIONEN, circusarchiv.com
  2. ^ Noel Zarb. "Host city announcement: We're off to Vienna for Eurovision 2015!". Eurovision 2015 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings - wiwibloggs. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vienna chosen to host 2015 Eurovision Song Contest". Yahoo News. August 6, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Prince gibt sich in der Stadthalle die Ehre - oesterreich.ORF.at". Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "- Robbie Williams heizt heute den Wienerinnen ein • NEWS.AT". news.at. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mariah Carey - erstmals live in Wien". Wien Holding. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Besuch von der Märchentante Britney Spears". derstandard.at. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Anastacia Konzert in Stadthalle Wien abgesagt: Sängerin hat Brustkrebs". vienna.at. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Gwen Stefani rockt in Wien". austria.com. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ennio Morricone kommt mit eigenem Orchester nach Wien". derstandard.at. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ Maroon 5 - Stadthalle
  12. ^ "Sting - Symphonicity Tour (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) - 2010/ 2011/ 2011". Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rihanna kommt für ein Konzert in die Wiener Stadthalle". vienna.at. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

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Preceded by
Palac Lodowy
Belgrade
European Indoor Championships in Athletics
Venue

1970
Succeeded by
Festiwalna
Sofia
Preceded by
Håkons Hall
Lillehammer
European Men's Handball Championship
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Belgrade Arena
Belgrade
Preceded by
B&W Hallerne
Copenhagen
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

2015
Succeeded by
TBD