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Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle (sometimes shortened to Schleyer-Halle) is an indoor arena located in Stuttgart, Germany. The capacity of the arena is nearly 15,000 people. The venue was built in 1983 and is named for Hanns Martin Schleyer, a German former Schutzstaffel officer and employer representative, who was kidnapped and killed by the terrorist group Red Army Faction. It has a 265-metre (869 ft) track made of wood.

Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Schleyerhalle-West.jpg
Exterior view of venue from Neckarpark (c.2007)
AddressMercedesstraße 69
70372 Stuttgart, Germany
LocationWasen
Coordinates48°47′38″N 9°13′37″E / 48.79389°N 9.22694°E / 48.79389; 9.22694Coordinates: 48°47′38″N 9°13′37″E / 48.79389°N 9.22694°E / 48.79389; 9.22694
Operatorin.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft GmbH
Capacity14,937
Field size286 m (313 yd) cycling track
Construction
Opened14 September 1983
Renovated2005–06
Website
Venue Website

Sporting eventsEdit

The arena hosted the final phase of the 1985 European basketball championship.[1]

In tennis, the arena hosts some of the matches of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, on a clay court designated as "Court 1". It also hosted the Stuttgart Masters when it was an ATP Super 9 event between 1996 and 2001.

The arena is also used as a velodrome and was used as the host for the 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The 1989 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Hall.

ConcertsEdit

Depeche Mode performed at the stadium seven times: the first one was on November 2, 1987 during their Music for the Masses Tour. The second one was on October 15, 1990 during their World Violation Tour. The third one was on June 25, 1993 during their Devotional Tour. The fourth one was on September 23, 1998 during their Singles Tour. The fifth one was on October 3, 2001 during their Exciter Tour. The sixth one was on March 9, 2006 during their Touring the Angel. The seventh one was on November 8, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe.

On 11 April 2002, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their World of Our Own Tour supporting their album World of Our Own.

In July 2009 Elton John gave a sold out concert in the Schleyerhalle.[2]

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Preceded by
Palais des Sports de Beaulieu
Nantes
FIBA EuroBasket
Final Venue

1985
Succeeded by
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Athens
Preceded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1989
Succeeded by
Suncoast Dome
St. Petersburg
Preceded by
Green Dome Maebashi
Maebashi
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1991
Succeeded by
Luis Puig Velodrome
Valencia
Preceded by
Siemens Arena
Ballerup
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

2003
Succeeded by
Melbourne Arena
Melbourne