|South view of the hall|
|Sponsor name (s)|
|place||Europaplatz 1 24103 Kiel , Germany
|owner||Provincial Insurance , Kiel News , Citti Wholesale Market|
|operator||Concert and event company mbH & Co. KG Kiel|
|start of building||November 10, 1950|
|opening||March 1, 1952|
PVC - Flooring
|capacity||13,500 seats (concert)
10,285 seats (handball)
The Wunderino-Arena , originally and in parlance often Ostseehalle , in the Schleswig-Holstein state capital Kiel is one of the largest multi-purpose halls in Germany . Due to a contract with the owners, the online casino Wunderino has been the name sponsor of the hall since July 1, 2020 . It is located in Kiel-Vorstadt between the parade ground and Europaplatz, close to the center and within sight of the Kiel town hall.
The construction of the Ostseehalle was decided in 1950 by the Kiel Council and the architect Wilhelm Neveling was commissioned with its construction. In Kiel, which was badly damaged by the war, the area near the center of the formerly small-scale Kuhbergviertel was chosen as the location. For the construction of the hall, parts of the disused aircraft hangars of the air base on the island of Sylt were re-used, with which the construction could take place within a short time: After construction began in December 1950, the hall was inaugurated on June 17, 1951 for Kieler Woche and completed in 1952.
Over the decades, the hall has been renovated and expanded several times. The extensive renovation in 2000 was created by the architectural office Schnittger. Since September 2001, the hall has been in a condition that, in the opinion of the operator, Ostseehalle Kiel Betriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, makes the Ostseehalle appear “ready for the next 50 years”.
Data & facts
The hall offers space for up to 13,500 visitors, 10,250 seats in the stands and optionally 2,250 on the playing field, as well as 11 VIP boxes.
Today, the Wunderino-Arena is primarily the venue for concerts and handball games of the THW Kiel . It is the second largest regularly used venue of the DKB Handball Bundesliga.
The hall is also the location of congresses, sales fairs, riding and boxing events and major political rallies. In the 1950s and 1960s, the German indoor athletics championships were held several times in the Ostseehalle.
- On May 19, 1984, October 31, 1987, December 14, 1991 and October 5, 2002, episodes of the television show Wetten, dass ..? recorded.
- During the federal election campaign in 1998, a large political rally with Gerhard Schröder took place here.
- From 1989 to 2000 the RSH-Gold music prize was awarded annually by the radio station Radio Schleswig-Holstein in the Ostseehalle.
- On December 20, 2003, a boxing match between Wladimir Klitschko and Danell Nicholson was held.
- The Dome has already been recorded several times in the Ostseehalle (December 1, 2001, September 6, 2002 and May 21, 2004).
- On March 5, 2019, Herbert Grönemeyer began his tour for the album Tumult in the sold out hall .
- On March 2, 2020 Johannes Oerding celebrated his tour of the album Konturen in the hall .
On January 1, 2008, the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe became the name sponsor. Since then the hall has been officially called the Sparkassen-Arena . On July 1, 2020, the online casino Wunderino became the new name sponsor, after which the hall was renamed the Wunderino-Arena . The contract runs until June 30, 2025 and includes an option to extend it until June 30, 2030.
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