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Westfalenhallen
Westfalenhallen
(English: Halls of Westphalia) are three multi-purpose venues located in Dortmund, Germany. The original building was opened in 1925, but was destroyed during World War II. New halls were built, the Große Westfalenhalle opened in 1952. The capacity of the arena is 16,500. The Kleine Westfalenhalle served also for balls, exhibitions and concerts, such as the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, until the Opernhaus Dortmund
Dortmund
was opened in 1966. The Bundesliga
Bundesliga
was founded at the Westfalenhallen
Westfalenhallen
in 1962.

Contents

1 Events 2 Floor areas of the 8 halls 3 Public transport 4 External links

Events[edit] The venue played host to the 1964, 1980 and 2004 World Figure Skating Championships, as well as the 1955, 1983 and 1993 IIHF
IIHF
Ice Hockey World Championships tournaments. In 1981, the venue was one of only four locations worldwide of The Wall Tour, by Pink Floyd, along with Los Angeles, Uniondale (New York) and London. In 1983, the venue hosted the Rock Pop Festival, featuring Iron Maiden (headliner band), Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest, Krokus and The Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group
- one of the largest heavy metal lineups of all time, featuring these bands at the peak of their careers. In 1988, Prince broadcast a performance from his Lovesexy Tour live via satellite across Europe, later releasing it on home video. The Spice Girls
Spice Girls
performed at the venue on April 1, 1998 on the European Leg of the Spiceworld Tour
Spiceworld Tour
. Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
recorded Death on the Road, a live CD/DVD, at the venue on November 24, 2003. Madonna played one concert in the arena at her Blond Ambition World Tour in 1990. Floor areas of the 8 halls[edit]

Messe Westfalenhallen

Hall Floor area

Westfalenhalle 1

4.700 m²

Westfalenhalle 2

1.800 m²

Westfalenhalle 2N

970 m²

Westfalenhalle 2U

1.000 m²

Westfalenhalle 3A

1.730 m²

Westfalenhalle 3B

10.600 m²

Westfalenhalle 4

8.300 m²

Westfalenhalle 5

5.100 m²

Westfalenhalle 6

7.200 m²

Westfalenhalle 7

6.000 m²

Westfalenhalle 8

5.500 m²

Public transport[edit]

Westfalenhallen
Westfalenhallen
station of Stadtbahn Dortmund

Westfalenhallen
Westfalenhallen
is officially a terminus station of the Dortmund Stadtbahn (urban rail) line U45 and U46, part of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). Practically, it is not a terminus station: The trains of the line U46 continue as U45 to the central station, while the U45 trains usually continue as U46 to Brunnenstraße. In case of football matches of Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund
or other events at Signal Iduna Park, the trains serve the terminus station Stadion.

Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn   Following station

Remydamm toward  Dortmund
Dortmund
Hbf

U45

Terminus

Terminus

U46

Polizeipräsidium toward Brunnenstraße

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Westfalenhalle Dortmund.

Westfalenhallen.de (English)

Preceded by none European Indoor Games Venue 1966 Succeeded by Sportovni hala Prague

Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 7°27′21″E / 51.49639°N 7.45583°E / 51.49639; 7.45583

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