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Hallenstadion
Hallenstadion - Wallisellenstrasse 2011-03-15 15-21-06 ShiftN.jpg
Exterior of venue (c.2011)
Address Wallisellenstrasse 45
8050 Zürich
Switzerland
Location Oerlikon
Coordinates 47°24′41″N 8°33′06″E / 47.41139°N 8.55167°E / 47.41139; 8.55167
Owner Stadt Zürich
Capacity 11,200 (Ice hockey)
12,000 (Handball)[1]
13,000 (Concerte)
15,000 (max.)
Construction
Broke ground 2 May 1938 (1938-05-02)
Opened 4 November 1939 (1939-11-04)
Renovated 2004–05
Construction cost 3.5 million
Architect Karl Egender
Bruno Giacometti
Structural engineer R. A. Naef
Ernst Rathgeb
Tenants
ZSC Lions (National League) (1939–2022)
Website
www.hallenstadion.ch
Building details
General information
Renovated June 2004—July 2005
Renovation cost Fr. 145 million
Renovating team
Architect Pfister Schiess Tropeano
Meier + Steinauer
Civil engineer Walt + Galmarini
Other designers Grünberg & Partner
Main contractor Steiner

The Hallenstadion (German: Zürcher Hallenstadion, Zürich Indoor Stadium) 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 (NL) and has a capacity of 11,200 spectators. Designed by Bruno Giacometti, it opened on November 4, 1939, and was renovated in 2004/2005.

Entertainment

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.

On 27 April 2003, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Unbreakable Tour supporting their album Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

Sporting events

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.[2]

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.[3][4]

It had been the home of the annual Zürich Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament that was discontinued after 25 years in 2008. On 21 December 2010, tennis returned to the arena with an exhibition featuring Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal, for the benefit of Federer's foundation.[5]

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 Zurich 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).

Other events

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,[6] and the 65th FIFA Congress was held there on 28 May and 29 May 2015.[7] The 2016 FIFA Extraordinary Congress took place at the venue on 26 February 2016.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Ellenberger, Marco (2017-11-03). "Dänemark und die Schweiz bewerben sich um die EM 2022 und 2024" [Denmark and Switzerland are applying for the European Championships 2022 and 2024] (in German). Swiss Handball Association. Retrieved 2018-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Geschichte" [History]. Sechstagerennen Hallenstadion Zürich (in German). Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Zürich Hallenstadion". euro06.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2006. 
  4. ^ "2006 Men's European Handball Championship". Oceania Handball Federation. February 5, 2006. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Congress: working to protect the game". FIFA. 5 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Agenda of the 65th FIFA Congress" (PDF). FIFA. 5 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fifa announce presidential election will be held in February 2016". Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

External links

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

2006
Succeeded by
Håkons Hall
Lillehammer
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