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Gerry Weber Stadion

Gerry Weber Stadion is an indoor sports arena, located in Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. The capacity of the arena is 12,300 people and it opened in 1993.

Gerry Weber Stadion
The Gerry Weber Stadion during the Handball World Cup 2007
LocationHalle, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany Germany
Capacity12,300 (tennis)
11,000 (handball)
Surfacegrass court, (Halle Open every year in June)
Construction
Opened1993
Renovated1994 (Sattler Europe), 2005
Construction cost 35 million (1993)
3,5 million (renovated 2005)
ArchitectSattler Europe[1]
Tenants
Halle Open (tennis) (1993–present)

It hosts the Halle Open every year in June. It is one of the few grass court tennis tournaments around.

The stadium has a retractable roof which can be closed in 88 seconds, which rules out the risk of tennis matches having to be suspended because of rain.

The stadium is heated and also used for other sport events (handball, basketball, prisonball, volleyball and boxing), TV shows and concerts.

On 2 April 2005, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their The No 1's Tour supporting their album ...Allow Us to Be Frank.

In January 2007, several games of the Handball World Championship took place there; most of them were sold out with 11,000 spectators.

Halle Gerry-Weber-Stadion railway station is located 500m from the stadium on the Osnabrück to Bielefeld railway line.

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Coordinates: 52°03′47″N 8°20′56″E / 52.06306°N 8.34889°E / 52.06306; 8.34889