Multipurpose hall

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City Hall Bremen (ÖVB Arena)

A multi-purpose hall is usable for different events hall . Multi-purpose halls are defined as “covered venues for various types of events”. They can be in municipal, church or private sponsorship. The names multifunctional hall or event hall are also common.


The use can vary, with the focus on sporting and cultural areas. The possible uses are basically within the discretion of the respective local community. Due to the eligibility of subsidies through the laws and guidelines of the respective federal states in Germany and Austria, multi-purpose halls predominantly have separate or multipurpose rooms, which can be used for sporting activities (school and club sports) as well as for cultural events (e.g. theater performances, exhibitions) are suitable. In addition, other facilities such as restaurants, bowling alleys, a (small) swimming pool or rooms for youth work are quite common.

Larger multi-purpose halls (also known as multifunctional halls), which are intended to be used for many different events, sometimes have several floors on different levels. These are then z. B. for cultural events, indoor sports, ice hockey u. a. suitable and can be exchanged according to the planned event. The current trend in naming large multi-purpose halls is to use arenas - more rarely domes - together with the name of a company that sponsors the investment or maintenance of the hall.

Most of the multi-purpose halls were built in the 1970s and 1980s, and corresponding halls were also built later in western Germany, Austria, Switzerland and, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the new federal states .


There are basically different names for halls of this type. So there are z. B. the terms multifunctional hall, multi-purpose hall or multifunctional event hall. Usually, in terms of size, a multi-purpose hall will be classified between a multifunctional hall or a larger town hall on the one hand and a significantly smaller village community center or community hall or parish hall on the other. However, there is no clear distinction between the individual terms such as multifunctional hall, multi-purpose hall or the like, so that these terms are sometimes used synonymously.

Web links

Commons : Multipurpose halls  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. According to the definition of the State Trade Inspectorate Baden-Württemberg (collection of regulations in the version from 2004) Ordinance of the Ministry of Economics (Baden-Württemberg) on ​​the construction and operation of places of assembly of April 28, 2004 (PDF file; 190 kB)
  2. Publication of the development program of the Ministry for Development and Rural Areas of the State of Baden-Württemberg on July 7, 2003 (PDF file)
  3. History of the multi-purpose hall of the city of Oppenau ( Memento of the original from July 24, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Press release from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture of the State of Brandenburg on January 7, 2004