Basketball Hall

Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle is an arena in Sendling-Westpark, Munich, Germany. Named after Rudi Sedlmayer who was president of the Bavarian State Sport Association from 1955 to 1973, the 6,800-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.

Situation and environment

The hall lies in the southwest of Munich, at the connection place of the A96 to the Mittlerer Ring, internal belt road in the quarter Sendling west park. Address: Grassweg 74, 81373 Munich.

At the hall adjacent a small garden is in the northeast, in the west and south west sports complexes and in the southeast of the citizen of Munich west park.

The hall is with the car over the western main highway 2 R toward south, departure Grüntenstraße attainably (signage follow). With the public local traffic of the MVV, one arrives over the U4/U5 at the stop Heimeranplatz and with the bus line 133 to the stop victory castle street.

Architecture and Data

The hall was sketched of 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 sq m²
  • Diameter of the main building: 56.60 sq 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 Hall

Shortly after its completion, the hall served as the basketball venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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.

It also hosted the 1978 European Champions Cup final in which Real Madrid defeated Mobilgirgi Varese 75-67.

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.

To find since December 2007 tried the new operator firm MPP Entertainment sponsors for a new opening. In the future, the basketball sport should animate above all the hall again. Both the Baskets Munich and the basketballs of the FC Bavaria Munich manifested interest.

On 8 January, becomes well known that the operator firm of the hall registered insolvency. In 2011 newly Basketball Bundesliga promoted Bayern Munich moved to the arena.