Volkswagen Halle

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Volkswagen Halle Braunschweig
Volkswagen Halle Braunschweig Logo.svg
VW Halle Braunschweig.jpg
Location Europaplatz 1
38100 Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
Owner Stadthalle Braunschweig Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Capacity 6,600 (Basketball)
7,000 (Arena events)
8,000 (Concerts)
Construction
Built September 20, 1999
Opened September 20, 2000
Architect KSP Engel und Zimmermann , Braunschweig
Tenants
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig (2000–present)

Volkswagen Halle is an indoor sporting arena located in Braunschweig, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 8,000 people.[1] It is currently home to the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig basketball team.[2]

Sports[edit]

Volkswagen Halle in 2005.

Aside from serving as the home venue of the Basketball Löwen (formerly New Yorker Phantoms) Basketball Bundesliga team, several other sporting events have been hosted in the arena. Those include four editions (2001–2003 and 2005) of the BEKO Supercup, an annual international basketball exhibition tournament organized by the German Basketball Federation,[3] the annual international equestrian tournament Löwen Classics, three editions (2003–2005) of the Handball-Bundesliga All-Star Game as well as the annual pre-season-tournament Handball-Bundesliga-Cup, tennis Davis Cup matches (2001 and 2008), indoor soccer tournaments and boxing.

In October 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment hosted an event as part of the WWE Raw Survivor Series Tour at the arena.[4]

Other uses[edit]

The arena also serves as a concert venue. Artists that have performed at the Volkswagen Halle include a-ha, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Die Ärzte, Die Fantastischen Vier, Dio, Bob Dylan,[5] David Garrett,[6] Nena, Ozzy Osbourne, and Status Quo.

From 2001 to 2009,[7] and again since 2013,[8] the annual finals of the international breakdance competition Battle of the Year have been held at the Volkswagen Halle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kapazitäten (in German). Accessed 22 March, 2013.
  2. ^ Beko BBL - Klub-Informationen - New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (in German). Accessed 22 March, 2013.
  3. ^ "Supercup-Geschichte" (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "RAW Survivor Series Tour" (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Set lists: Braunschweig, Germany". bobdylan.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "David Garrett in der VW-Halle" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "About BOTY". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "BOTY WORLD FINALS RETURN TO GERMANY IN 2013". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°15′27″N 10°31′09″E / 52.25750°N 10.51917°E / 52.25750; 10.51917