The Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and the Porsche-Arena form an indoor arena duo that is unique all over Europe. It is run by the in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG which was founded early in 2005. in.Stuttgart is the competent and central partner for all major events in Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden Württemberg.
2,000 events with more than 8 million visitors in ten years – a well-oiled team of 16 persons is responsible for running the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and the Porsche-Arena. Behind the scenes, its high degree of expertise and years of experience ensures a top class service and smooth operations.
With a maximum capacity of 15,500, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, which was opened in 1983, is one of the biggest event venues in Germany and has permanent seating for 8,427 visitors in the stands. It’s infield measures 4,000 m² (100 x 42 m) makes it one of the biggest in Europe and can be easily accessed by big trucks in the construction and dismantling phases before and after events.
Together with additional facilities in widely differing dimensions and two exclusive glass-fronted galleries with a direct view of the infield, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle is ideal both for the staging of international sports events, rock and pop concerts and commercial events like annual general meetings, product presentations, incentive events or religious gatherings.
Whether handball, tennis, boxing, concerts, shows, ice-skating performances, company events or annual general meetings – the Porsche-Arena, which was opened in May 2006, is quite brilliant at transforming itself. With a maximum capacity of 7,500, it has a 2,036 m² infield. The indoor arena has permanent seating in the stands for 6,181 visitors. A 310 m² multi-purpose room, a media room, performers’ dressing rooms, changing rooms, offices and crew catering area provide top facilities.
Level 3 with the Business Lounge and the 20 executive boxes is specifically for VIPs. All the executive boxes and the Business Lounge, which can be accessed by all the executive box guests, are glass-fronted and offer a magnificent view of everything happening in the arena.
One foyer for two arenas
Entry to the Porsche-Arena and the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle from the Mercedesstraße is via a spacious, modern and light-flooded foyer that unites the two complexes architecturally. The box offices and information facilities right next to the main entrance on the Willi-Daume-Steg footbridge guarantees top service. Additionally, the foyer offers lots of space for the waiting spectators to while away time. There’s also sanitary facilities, cloakrooms and further open spaces. On the Benzstraße side of the indoor complex, there’s a large outdoor plateau which can be used for further open-air presentations.