July 2007 exterior view of venue from Neckarpark
70372 Stuttgart, Germany
|Operator||in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft GmbH|
|Field size||286 m (313 yd) cycling track|
|Opened||14 September 1983|
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.
The arena hosted the final phase of the 1985 European basketball championship.
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 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. Slayer played their final European Show at the Schleyerhalle on August 3rd 2019 on their farewell world tour. On June 2, 2020, Eric Clapton will perform at the arena during his Summer European Tour 2020.