The Arena Leipzig is a modern multi-purpose hall for sports competitions, concerts, major events and conventions. It is located in the Sports Forum Leipzig west of the Leipzig city center and was opened in the presence of the then Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily on 11 May 2002 after two years of construction. Construction costs amounted to 42 million euros.
- 2.1 Sport 2.1.1 Handball
- 2.1.2 Athletics
- 2.1.3 Other sports
The multi-functional hall is divided into several areas.
The main hall has an extendable and retractable bleachers and is subject to construction about 2400-4656 square meters. An existing 200-meter running track will be open for sporting events or covered for concerts. The six-lane track has height adjustable curves. The ceiling height is 12 to 20 meters.
- Athletics competitions 4000 spectators
- Concerts up to 12,200 courses
- Handball about 8,000 spectators
- Volleyball up to 7,000 spectators
- Classroom Seating up to 1,872 people
- Row seating up to 8,220 people
General sports hall
The possibility of dividing by two curtains can be used for training and competitive sports (volleyball, basketball and handball). It has over 300 spectators and is suitable for a VIP catering. Under the main arena is a jogging area with four-lane, 140 -meter track to warm up.
For competitions in wrestling, judo or gymnastics, it offers 150 spectators and can be used as a press area.
In the season 2005/ 06, the Arena Leipzig was the home ground for the first SV Concordia Delitzsch. Where they total all 17 home games, including against THW Kiel, the SG Flensburg- Handewitt, the SC Magdeburg and HSV Hamburg, fought out. The average attendance was 1,944 spectators, which corresponds to a utilization of 28%.
The Arena Leipzig is also the home ground of Bundesliga Handball Women's Handball - Club Leipzig. Due to the success of the club can be there among other games of the EHF Champions League, see the DHB Cup and the 1st Handball Bundesliga. Furthermore bears the Junior team in the " small arena " their home games of the third division above. And the A- youth wearing parts of the home games in the "small arena " from.
On February 5, 2011, Leipzig became the HBL All-Star Game held in 2011 in the arena, where the German national team and an all-star team of handball league faced. There were to be seen, among other things: Filip Jícha ( World Handball Player 2010), Henning Fritz ( World Handball Player 2004), Thierry Omeyer (World Champion 2011), Jerome Fernandez (World Champion 2011) and many other stars from national and international competitions. On February 4, guested for the second time the All-Star Game at the Arena Leipzig. Again, many representatives of International unit were known to host in Leipzig. Among other things were there: Domagoj Duvnjak ( German Champion 2011 ), Daniel Narcisse (World Champion 2009), Bartholomew Jaszka and Kim Andersson ( Champions League winner 2010). When playing the German national team against the HBL All-Stars to the All-Star team sat with 36:32 by before 7532 spectators.
The SC DHfK Leipzig wore in the 2011/12 season from one of its home games in the arena. With 6317 spectators turned you against the guests from the SV Post Schwerin 16 March 2012 a new attendance record on. From the 2012/13 season, the SC DHfK carries out all its home games in the arena. The hall is divided to the games, which offers 4,000 spectators.
The arena is since its completion regular venue for track and field competitions.
- Halls European Cup 2003
- German Athletics Indoor Championships 2003
- Halls European Cup 2004
- German Athletics Indoor Championships 2007
- German Indoor Athletics Championships 2009
- German Athletics Indoor Championships 2011
- German Athletics Indoor Championships 2014
The Arena Leipzig is the home of the University of Halle - Leipzig Giants in the 2nd Basketball Bundesliga ProA. It is also the home ground of Bundesliga basketball players of BBVL Leipzig and was the venue for the volleyball league of VVL Leipzig (now VC Leipzig). Interim way, the Bundesliga basketball players of MBC from Weissenfels were guests. As a training ground the Arena Leipzig is used by the athletes of the LAZ Leipzig and the judoka of JC Leipzig.
In September 2003, the first indoor hockey world championships men's and women took place at the Arena Leipzig.
It hosts concerts and events with national and international artists. Among other things occurred in the arena:
- Britney Spears
- David Garrett
- Deep Purple
- The doctors
- The Fantastic Four
- Die Toten Hosen
- Eric Clapton
- James Blunt
- Judas Priest
- Justin Timberlake
- Kylie Minogue
- Lena Meyer -Landrut
- Lord of the Dance
- Loreena McKennitt
- Mando Diao
- Mario Barth
- Marius Müller -Westernhagen
- Mark Knopfler
- Neil Young
- Nelly Furtado
- Rise Against
- Robin Gibb
- Silver moon
- Sportfreunde Stiller
- Udo Lindenberg
- ZZ Top
In 2012, the Leipzig Arena was booked for a total of 120 events. Due to the high cost of conversion, a new floor is to be laid in the fall of 2012, which rests on the hall floor and thus can be quickly assembled and disassembled.