EWS Arena

Frisch Auf Göppingen

  • Games Olympic Handball Tournament 1972
  • Handball Games of Frisch Auf Göppingen
  • Concerts

The EWS Arena ( until May 2008 Hohenstaufenhalle ) is a multi-purpose arena in Göppingen. It can accommodate up to 5,600 spectators ( 4,100 seats and 1,500 standing places ) and 7 VIP booths, or at boxing matches for over 6,300 spectators. It was built in the years 1964 to 1967 in the northern city. In handball circles also referred to as the " Hell South ", which bears the hall with their very low ceiling because of their dense and heated atmosphere. On December 15, 1967, the gymnasium was passed. The opening match contested Frisch Auf Göppingen and VfL Gummersbach. In the years 2008 and 2009, the hall was expanded into a multi-purpose arena with attached ball sports hall. Patron is the Uhinger tool making company EWS tool weigela factory GmbH & Co. KG.


The area of today's EWS Arena applies since the late 19th century as an adventure center in Göppingen. From 1897 was located on the site of a lake, the restaurateur George could accumulate shock from the Storz stream and named it after himself " Schockensee. On this lake could be in the summer drove the boat and went in winter ice. Located on the banks built Georg shock a previously unknown form of " Erlebenisgastronomie " with beer garden, bowling alley and a hall for parties, balls and theater performances.

The 1967 built at the same place Hohenstaufenhalle and was between 2008 and 2009 conversion to an attractive multi-purpose hall with EWS Arena sports and cultural events continue this tradition of adventure center continues.


Main users of the hall is the handball team Frisch Auf Göppingen, of the home games discharges here with the men's team play their home matches in the men's Bundesliga and EHF Cup and with his women's team in the women's Bundesliga. In addition, the hall serves as the setting of many top-class fencing tournaments. The German Gymnastics Championships 2011 took place in the EWS Arena. In addition to her concerts, exhibitions and boxing matches take place, even comedians Bülent Ceylan, Otto Waalkes and Cindy aus Marzahn in the EWS Arena as, for example, occurred. Both the main hall, as well as the Affiliate Ball sports hall to be used for school and club sports. It train here the men's handball Bundesliga team and the women's Bundesliga team Frisch Auf Göppingen, several youth teams in the TPSG Frisch Auf Göppingen Göppingen and some schools use the halls for school sport. By the year 2006 was organized the sales fair Swabian week in and around the Hohenstaufenhalle. In addition, every year is celebrated around the arena Göppinger May day.

1972 took place the 1972 Summer Olympics in the hall round games of handball competition. The hall was also in the past on several occasions venue of games of the German national handball team of men, most recently in 2010.