|Location||Oerlikon, Zürich, Switzerland|
|Owner||AG Hallenstadion Zurich|
|Opened||November 4, 1939|
|Construction cost||CHF 147 million
EUR € 119 million
Architekturbüro Karl Egender
|Main contractors||Nussli Group (renovation)|
|Zürich Open (Tennis) (1984–2008)
ZSC Lions (1950–present)
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.
Hallenstadion has been a top venue for entertainment in Switzerland as many international artists have performed at the venue, spanning a wide range of genres.
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.
The Hallenstadion hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1998, along with Basel, and is the home stadium of the ZSC Lions ice hockey team. In February 2006, it hosted semi-finals and the final of the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship.
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.
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.
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- "Zürich Hallenstadion". euro06.com. Retrieved 26 January 2006.[dead link]
- "2006 Men's European Handball Championship". Oceania Handball Federation. February 5, 2006. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Congress: working to protect the game". FIFA. 5 May 2011.
- "Agenda of the 65th FIFA Congress" (PDF). FIFA. 5 May 2011.
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