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
Dortmund was opened in 1966.
Bundesliga was founded at the
Westfalenhallen in 1962.
2 Floor areas of the 8 halls
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The venue played host to the 1964, 1980 and 2004 World Figure Skating
Championships, as well as the 1955, 1983 and 1993
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)
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.
Spice Girls performed at the venue on April 1, 1998 on the
European Leg of the
Spiceworld Tour .
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
Westfalenhallen station of Stadtbahn Dortmund
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 or other events at Signal Iduna
Park, the trains serve the terminus station Stadion.
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Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 7°27′21″E / 51.49639°N
7.45583°E / 51.49639; 7.45583
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