University hall

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The Wuppertal university hall
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The university hall is a multi-purpose hall in the North Rhine-Westphalian city ​​of Wuppertal , which was opened on November 11, 1987 after a three-year construction period.


The hall in the Elberfeld district ( Grifflenberg residential area ) is about 500 m as the crow flies from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal , which is located on the Grifflenberg ridge to the east . The address is: Albert-Einstein-Straße 20, 42119 Wuppertal.


With a visitor capacity of up to 4,100 people, it is the second largest multifunctional event hall in the Bergisches Land after the Schwalbe Arena in Gummersbach . The enclosed space of the building has an area of ​​51,000 m² and offers a 1,600 m² hall area as well as a maximum area of ​​16 m × 10 m for a stage. The hall (without ancillary building) has an octagonal floor plan. The facade consists mainly of steel and glass.

It serves as a venue for concerts, musicals, trade fairs and conferences. Sports events such as European or world championships in basketball, roller hockey or dancing have already been held here. Live broadcasts on television have also taken place. Alternating with the Klingenhalle Solingen , the home games of the Bundesliga handball club Bergischer HC take place in the Uni-Halle . In addition, Germany's largest rock festival for up-and-coming musicians, the school rock festival , and the first-semester welcome from the Bergische Universität take place here.

In addition to a connection to the public transport (public transport), the venue provides short-range space for 1,200 vehicles.

The hall was renovated in 2013, for which around 14 million euros were available. The roof and the ventilation system were renewed and fire protection improved. In addition to the renovation, the construction of an additional triple hall for university sports operations and the subsequent demolition and construction of the university hall were discussed, but this could not be realized with the available funds.


  • On December 17th 1994 the last concert of the Bläck Fööss with Tommy Engel took place in the university hall .
  • The basketball club Union Baskets Schwelm , after being promoted to the BBL in 2004, played the home games in the university hall in the 2004/2005 season , as the city’s own halls were not sufficient to meet the requirements of the BBL with regard to the required spectator seats (at least 3000 Places).
  • Due to fire protection regulations, the use of pyrotechnics and smoke machines is not possible.

Web links

Commons : Uni-Halle  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Uni-Halle: For 20 years more than a sports center in Bergisch
  2. Wuppertaler Rundschau from September 26, 2007
  3. ↑ The anticipation of the European roller hockey championship increases. In: Remscheider Medienhaus, May 21, 2010, accessed on June 22, 2020 .
  4. Malte Linde: The semester starts with 4,000 new students. In: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, October 7, 2019, accessed on June 22, 2020 .
  5. Roof of the university hall a bad construction. In: Remscheider Medienhaus, December 17, 2014, accessed on June 22, 2020 .
  6. Current hour from December 17, 1994 (from 0:18:10) on YouTube , accessed on January 2, 2019 (report from Wuppertal about the concert).
  7. Helen Ruwald: Basketball in Wuppertal. Der Tagesspiegel , October 31, 2004, accessed on July 25, 2020 .
  8. Dominique Schroller: Wuppertal: Uni-Halle: The pop stars are coming again. In: Westdeutsche Zeitung , October 29, 2016, accessed on June 22, 2020 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 14 ′ 28 "  N , 7 ° 8 ′ 52"  E