Velodrom

Facts and Figures

General

  • Opening in August 1997

  • The construction costs were DM 270 million/138 million EUR.

  • The construction time was four years.

  • The French star architect Dominique Perrault designed and built the hall.

  • Reason for construction: Berlin's bid for the 2000 Olympic Games (Olympia Sportstättenbauten GmbH)

     

Capacities

  • Total capacity: approx. 12,000 seats

  • Fixed seating capacity: 5,668

  • Indoor seating: max. 4,904

  • Standing room circulation E1: max. 1,110

  • Refreshment stands in the circulations: 16

  • Wheelchair spaces: minimum 48

Size of the arena

  • Cleance: 13 m

  • Gross volume: 403.183 m³

  • Gross floor area: 45,372 m²

  • Property size in total: 108,400 m²

  • Length: 68 m

  • Width: 38 m

Other equipment

  • Length cycling track: orig. Siberian spruce 250 m

  • Seelenbinderhalle: 1,215 m²

  • Gallery space: 590 m²

  • Lobby 1: 500 m²

  • Lobby 2: 245 m²

  • Press foyer: 245 m²

  • Restaurant foyer: 245 m²

  • Press room A: 150 m²

  • Press room B: 130 m²

  • Team dressing rooms: 19

  • Artists' dressing rooms: 10

  • Production offices: 7

  • Exhibition area: 3,200 m²

Outdoor facilities

  • Plot area: 100,000 m² for cycling and swimming

  • Disability parking spaces: 10

  • Parking spaces for cars: 110

  • Parking spaces for buses, trucks and media vehicles: 11 to 12

Technical facts

  • Ceiling load capacity: 50 t

  • Power supply arena: min. 1,800 kW

  • Power supply ceiling: min. 480 kW

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