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Wiener Stadthalle (German: ]; English: Viennese City Hall) is a multi-purpose indoor arena and convention center located in the 15th district of Vienna, Austria. Austrian architect Roland Rainer designed the hall which was constructed between 1953 and 1958. The arena has a seating capacity of approximately 16,152 people.

The complex houses six venues (each of which can be used separately or combined) and an adjacent swimming pool, two gymnasiums, an indoor ice rink, a small and a large multi-purpose hall and auditorium with a stage. It serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences, lectures, theatre, TV and sport.

The Wiener Stadthalle is a subsidiary of Wien Holding and stages more than 350 events each year that attract around one million visitors. Halls A, B and C, as well as the Stadthallenbad, are managed by the Viennese sports venues corporation GmbH.

History of events

The arena has been site of the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament since 1974 and has hosted the ice shows Vienna Ice Revue and Holiday on Ice, the touring horse show Apassionata annually and the circus show Artisten-Tiere-Attraktionen from 1959 to 1995.

The Stadthalle has also hosted a number of sporting events including the 1970 European Athletics Indoor Championships, the 2004 European Short Course Swimming Championships, the 2010 European Men's Handball Championship (will also co-host the upcoming 14th tournament in 2020), the 2011 Men's European Volleyball Championship, the Austrian International open badminton tournament and the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1967, 1977, 1987, 1996 and 2005.

Austrian broadcaster ORF announced on 6 August 2014, that Stadthalle would be the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, following the victory of Conchita Wurst in the 2014 Final in Copenhagen, Denmark. The arena hosted the 60th contest in the main hall; the semi-finals were held on 19 and 21 May and the grand final was held on the night of 23 May 2015, where Måns Zelmerlöw won the contest for Sweden.

Building

The complex comprises 6 interconnecting halls: A and B (gymnasiums built in 1957, which can also be used for conferences or lectures), C (indoor ice rink), D (indoor arena, mostly for concerts or sport), E (small multi-purpose hall for smaller events) and F (arena hall for more intimate concerts).

Halls A and B

Halls A and B were completed in 1957 as a gymnasium and sports hall. Hall A is 18 by 36 metres (59 ft × 118 ft) and 7.6 metres (25 ft) high, whilst Hall B is 30 by 60 metres (98 ft × 197 ft) and 11.8 metres (39 ft) high. Both halls can also be used for conferences or lectures. The basement of Hall A houses training rooms and the lower level of Hall B contains bowling lanes and dressing rooms.

Hall C

Hall C, completed in 1958, houses an ice rink 30 by 60 by 7.3 metres (98 ft × 197 ft × 24 ft) and is operated by Die EisStadthalle.

Hall D

Completed in 1958, the large multi-purpose main hall is Austria's largest indoor arena. The structure is 98 by 110 metres (322 ft × 361 ft) and has a ridge height of 26.6 metres (87 ft) with a usable floor area measuring 98 by 55.2 by 15.4 metres (322 ft × 181 ft × 51 ft). It has a capacity of up to 16,152 depending on the event. The venue has special curtain systems and ground-level stands on the north and south sides of the hall which can be fully closed to divide the hall into several parts. The stage can be up to 600 square metres (6,500 sq ft) and is supported with two VIP rooms, dressing rooms and offices backstage.

Hall E

The small multi-purpose hall was completed in 1994 and holds up to 1,482. It is 50 by 25 by 4.5 metres (164 ft × 82 ft × 15 ft) and is used mainly for exhibitions, conventions and social receptions.

Hall F

Conceived as an arena hall, Hall F was completed in 2006 and holds up to 2,036 visitors in raked theatre seating. It is 68.2 by 73.4 by 12.5 metres (224 ft × 241 ft × 41 ft). The hall has a built-in catwalk and an audio and video system. To accommodate visitors, there is a 1,300 square metres (14,000 sq ft) foyer, a connected restaurant with two additional foyers of 400 square metres (4,300 sq ft) and a banquet hall of 300 square metres (3,200 sq ft).

Stadthallenbad

In 1974, the additional Stadthallenbad and three public swimming pools, were constructed. For the 2004 European Short Course Swimming Championships, the center added a temporary pool of 1,025 square metres (11,030 sq ft).

Entertainment

See also

  • List of tennis stadiums by capacity

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Tips & Hints

Gabi Bulumac
Gabi Bulumac 29 May 2014
25
Very well organized concert hall with good acoustic 👂👍🎤🎶🎵🎼
Zuza Kawiecka
Zuza Kawiecka 25 June 2014
1
It was gorgeous. It was Pearl Jam.
Alena Loyter
Alena Loyter 27 July 2013
1
That was fucking amazing!
Anthony Martinez
Anthony Martinez 9 July 2013
1
Rhianna with Lia
Atanas Tanevski
Atanas Tanevski 18 October 2012
1
Tipsy time !
Josephine Bianca
Josephine Bianca 8 December 2016
0
The sound ❤️perfect !very well organized 👍🏻
Ahmet Talha Yıldırım
Ahmet Talha Yıldırım 17 April 2016
0
Amazing concert hall, with thousands of people great atmosphere at concerts
Stephanos Berger
Stephanos Berger 6 April 2016
0
Let's go, Al Bano!
Bill Michaels
Bill Michaels 13 February 2016
0
Vienna's landmark venue for indoor concerts !
Sibel
Sibel 3 October 2015
0
Eros Ramazzotti concert was Amazing. .....
Mat Thias
Mat Thias 21 February 2015
0
@Masters of Dirt 2015
Harald B.
Harald B. 5 December 2014
0
For my friends in Russia! ;-)
Alexander Zangl
Alexander Zangl 16 October 2014
0
Erste Bank Open ATP250
Suna Eralp
Suna Eralp 22 September 2014
0
Don't expect a beautiful old building
Vanessa
Vanessa 28 October 2013
6
Immer ein Highlight bei einem Konzert: Tiefgarage um 5€ und Garderobe sparen. Außerdem ist die Einlassprozedur beim Garageneingang viel schneller.
Daniela He
Daniela He 23 February 2014
3
Die Parkgarage ist sehr günstig, (5 euro bei Veranstaltungen) und bietet viele Parkplätze. Es ist kein Problem einen Parkplatz zu finden.
Herbert K.
Herbert K. 12 March 2017
0
Akustik ist mangelhaft...
7161440
7161440 26 February 2015
0
Большая комфортная площадка с хорошим звуком и светом.
Harald B.
Harald B. 5 December 2014
0
Udo Jürgens - Rampensau!
Claus Marihart
Claus Marihart 16 October 2014
0
Erste Bank Opel 2014
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