The Hallenstadion is a multifunctional sports arena in the Swiss city of Zurich. Designed by Bruno Giacometti, it opened on July 18, 1939, and was renovated in 2005. The capacity of the arena is 13,000. It is the home of the annual Zurich Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament.
The Hallenstadion has been the site of concerts of internationally celebrated musicians such as Blink-182, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Barbra Streisand, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Celine Dion and Mark Knopfler. It also hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1998, along with Basel. The Hallenstadion is also the home of the Swiss ice hockey team ZSC Lions. In February 2006, it is set to host the semi-finals and final of the 2006 European Men’s Handball Championship.

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