Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, also known by its sponsorship name of Audi Dome, is an indoor arena located in Sendling-Westpark, Munich, Germany. It was initially named after the president of the Bavarian State Sport Association. The 6,700-seat hall opened in 1972 to host basketball events for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The arena has been the regular home venue of Bayern Munich basketball club since 2011.
|Former names||Olympische Basketballhalle (1972–1974)|
|Capacity||6,700 (basketball) (currently)|
7,200 (maximum capacity for sports)
|Bayern Munich (BBL) (2011–present)|
|Official Site (in German)|
Situation and environmentEdit
The hall is situated in the southwest of Munich, at the connection place of the A96 to the Mittlerer Ring, the internal belt road in the quarter Sendling west park. Address: Grasweg 74, 81373 Munich.
Northeast of the hall, a small garden is located. In the west and south west, sports complexes can be found. The "Westpark" of Munich is located south-east of the arena.
The hall can be reached by car over the main highway B2R, exit Grüntenstraße. By public transport, the arena can be reached by subway lines U4/U5 at the stop Heimeranplatz and by bus line 133 at the stop Siegenburger Straße.
Architecture and dataEdit
The hall was sketched by the architect Georg Flinkerbush as a rotunda with an aluminum outside facade, at which a rectangular low building connects on both sides, to which the main building seems to permeate. The circle round base of the main building rejuvenates itself towards the top there to the free carrying cover construction self-sinking to the middle there.
- Base: 2,516 m²
- Diameter of the main building: 56.60 m
The hall offers place in sporting events for up to 7,200 visitors. Also inside the arena is a restaurant and a warm up hall
Utilization of the hallEdit
After that the hall next to concerts, displays and fairs served, over many years above all box organizations (for example Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko).
In 1975, the arena served as one of the filming locations for the Science Fiction film Rollerball.
On 23 April 1983, the arena played host to the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
On 1 February 2003, the arena was closed for unknown reasons. It reopened in 2007 under new operator MPP Entertainment. Following the reopening, both the Baskets Munich and the basketball team of Bayern Munich expressed interest in a tenancy.
On 8 January, it became well-known that the operator firm of the hall had registered for insolvency. In 2011, after renovations to the arena were completed, the newly promoted Bayern Munich basketball team moved into the arena.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Audi Dome.|
- Official site (in German)
- 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 201–2.
- Rudi Sedlmayer Hall at Structurae
- Image of the arena's interior when configured for basketball
| FIBA European Champions Cup
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| Eurovision Song Contest