St. Jakobshalle

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St. Jakobshalle
St Jakobshalle Basel.JPG
Location Münchenstein, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°32′23″N 7°37′07″E / 47.53972°N 7.61861°E / 47.53972; 7.61861Coordinates: 47°32′23″N 7°37′07″E / 47.53972°N 7.61861°E / 47.53972; 7.61861
Owner City of Basel
Capacity 9,000 (Grand Hall)
1,500 (Small Hall)
1,500 (Hall 2)
Built November 16, 1970
Opened September 26, 1976
Renovated 2015–2018[1]
Architect Giovanni Panozzo[2]
EHC Basel (1976–2002)

St. Jakobshalle is an arena in Münchenstein, near Basel, Switzerland. It is primarily used for indoor sports and concert events. The St. Jakobshalle holds 9,000 people and was built in 1976. It is the home of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors men's tennis tournament. The building has different sized halls and rooms, which are used for all types of events. Each year, the world's elite badminton players gather for their international grand prix tournament and the best European Sepak takraw players meet.

It was the home of EHC Basel from 1976 to 2002 before the team moved to the St. Jakob Arena.

According to Bob Dylan's biography Chronicles: Volume One, he decided after a concert at St. Jakobshalle to go on the Never Ending Tour.

After the success of the Swiss tennis player and Basel native Roger Federer, the Basel sports director has announced the arena is to be renamed the 'Roger Federer Arena' following the current renovation.[3]

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