Wellblechpalast

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Wellblechpalast – home of the Eisbären Berlin

Wellblechpalast is the official name of the ice hockey arena in the Sportforum Hohenschönhausen in Berlin Germany. The arena was built in 1963 and was the home stadium of the ice hockey team Eisbären Berlin until the 2007/2008 season. The facility still serves as training unit for the Eisbären Berlin; it also hosts games of the Eisbären Juniors team, and occasionally games of several other Berlin-based amateur teams. The structure's roof is made up of corrugated iron sheets ("Wellblech" in German). The nickname Wellblechpalast (corrugated roof palace), coined by a journalist during the early 1990s, originally had a pejorative connotation that to characterised both the destitute natures of the building and the Eisbären Berlin ice hockey team, which at the time regularly finished at the bottom of the standings. However, the name stuck and assumed a cult status among the club's fans.

The arena accommodates 4,695 people; the seating capacity is 1,600, with 3,095 standing on the terraces.

On 6 October 2001, it was officially renamed to Wellblechpalast.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vetter, Klaus (2008-04-10). "Adieu, altes Haus" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 2018-03-09. 

Coordinates: 52°32′27″N 13°28′49″E / 52.54083°N 13.48028°E / 52.54083; 13.48028