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 285,714-metre (937,382 ft) track made of wood.

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AddressMercedesstraße 69
70372 Stuttgart, Germany
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
Field size286 m (313 yd) cycling track
Opened14 September 1983
Venue Website

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July 2007 exterior view of venue from Neckarpark

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, the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Hall.


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

Slayer played their final European Show at the Schleyerhalle on 3 August 2019 on their farewell world tour. On 2 June 2020 Eric Clapton will perform at the arena during his Summer European Tour 2020.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Partidos Históricos: España - Checoslovaquia, semifinal del Eurobasket'85". Archived from the original on 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  2. ^ "Elton John spielt seine größten Hits in Stuttgart - STIMME.de". Archived from the original on 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ Scott Bernstein (2 October 2019). "Eric Clapton Announces European Tour 2020". Jam Base Magazine. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

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Preceded by FIBA EuroBasket
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Preceded by Davis Cup
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Preceded by UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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