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Venus Williams vs Ana Ivanovic @ Zurich Open 2008, Hallenstadion.jpg
Hosting the Zürich Open in 2008, Ana Ivanović is seen here preparing to serve to Venus Williams
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Capacity 11,200 (Hockey)
13,000 (Concert)
Opened November 4, 1939
Renovated 2004/2005
Construction cost CHF 147 million
EUR € 119 million
Architect Architekturbüro Karl Egender – Renovation by Nussli Group

Zürich Open (Tennis) (1984-2008)

ZSC Lions (1950–present)
The ice rink hockey arena has a capacity of 10,630 seats
Ice hockey game during playoffs 1/4 finals of 2013–2014 Swiss championship.
Venus Williams serving to Ivanović in their semifinal match at the Zürich Open.

Hallenstadion is a multi-purpose facility located in the quarter of Oerlikon in northern Zürich. It is home to the ZSC Lions of the National League A and has a capacity of up to 13,000 spectators. Designed by Bruno Giacometti, it opened on November 4, 1939, and was renovated in 2004/2005.


Sports events[edit]

Bicycle race events were held in the Hallenstadion in its first year of service, 1939, and most years since then. The classic Zürcher 6-Tagerennen (Zürich 6-day race) began there in 1954, running on its characteristic oval of wooden boards, until the arena closed temporarily for renovation in 2004. The event is run there again now, in a more modern atmosphere.[1]

The Hallenstadion hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1998, along with Basel, and is the home stadium of the Swiss ice hockey team ZSC Lions. In February 2006, it hosted semi-finals and the final of the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship.[2][3]

It had been the home of the annual Zürich Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament that was discontinued after 25 years in 2008. On the 21 December 2010, tennis will return to the arena with an exhibition featuring Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal, for the benefit of Federer's foundation.[4]

On September 29, 2009, the Hallenstadion hosted the 2009 Victoria Cup. The game pit the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks against the Champions Hockey League title-holder, the Zürich Lions.

In April 2011, the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship top division are being held at Hallenstadion ice rink hockey arena and at Deutweg rink (in Winterthur).


Hallenstadion has hosted many concerts by artists of many different genres.


Among many others, in August 2005 the 14th Dalai Lama gave several teachings and initiations as well as a public talk on "The Art of Happiness" open for everyone within 10 days.

The 61st FIFA Congress was held at the Hallenstadion on 31 May and 1 June 2011,[7] and the 65th FIFA Congress was held there on 28 May and 29 May 2015.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geschichte" [History]. Sechstagerennen Hallenstadion Zürich (in German). Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Zürich Hallenstadion". euro06.com. Retrieved 26 January 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "2006 Men's European Handball Championship". Oceania Handball Federation. February 5, 2006. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ https://www.credit-suisse.com/global/rogerfederer/
  5. ^ Twitter / NICKIBANGMINAJ: @NICKIMINAJ Yessss UK Fall. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
  6. ^ Live | RihannaRihanna. Rihannanow.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-07.
  7. ^ "Congress: working to protect the game". FIFA. 5 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Agenda of the 65th FIFA Congress" (PDF). FIFA. 5 May 2011. 

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Preceded by
Tivoli Hall
European Men's Handball Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Håkons Hall

Coordinates: 47°24′41″N 8°33′06″E / 47.41139°N 8.55167°E / 47.41139; 8.55167