Vienna’s Stadthalle adjusts schedule and gets ready for May
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – A few months ago, the big question was “where will Eurovision 2015 be held?”. Since the best venue in the country, Vienna’s Stadthalle, was fully booked, ORF had to look for an alternative (and most Eurovision fans were a bit scared to end up in a remote provincial town). Eventually, the organizers pleased everyone (except maybe the citizens of Graz and Innsbruck) and chose the Stadthalle to welcome us all in May.
But, how did they solve the booking problem? Since the arena (at least Hall D) has to be fully dedicated to the event from as soon as April 7th, there’s been a lot of thinking going on. Some concerts have been rescheduled, and some have been moved from Hall D to Hall F.
Giving a list of all those events would be far too long, but those who have a ticket for a show or a concert in Hall D between April 7th and May 23rd, can check the Stadthalle website. Officials have promised that, depending on the show, you can keep your tickets or ask for new ones (free of charge of course).
Still 7 month to go, but in the meantime (and if you understand german) you can discover our next venue (Hall D) in this video
A compact venue, close to city centre, easy to reach, with no building issues or holes in the roof? Wow, I’m in heaven!
DID YOU KNOW?
Wiener Stadthalle (Vienna’s Municipal Hall) is a multi-use arena, built in the Austrian capital city in the late 1950’s, according to the design of architect Roland Rainer.
The arena is composed of 6 different halls:
Hall A (Gymnastikhalle, 1957) can be used as a gymnasium, a conference room or even a rowing venue!
Hall B (Ballsporthalle, 1957) is a ball sports hall than can also be a conference room or a bowling!
Hall C (EisStadthalle, 1958) is a large ice rink
Hall D (Große Mehrzweckhalle, 1958) a large multi-purpose hall that can welcome sports events as well as concerts (for an audience of up to 16,152 people!)
Hall E (Kleine Mehrzweckhalle, 1994) a smaller multi-purpose hall for an audience of nearly 1,500 spectators.
Hall F (Showbühne konzipierte halle, 2006) is a concert hall for an audience of 2,036.
In 1974, three swimming pools (Stadthallenbad) were added to the complex.
Wiener Stadthalle will welcome the Jubilee edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.