The Sparkassen-Arena (formerly known as Ostseehalle) is an indoor arena, in Kiel, Germany.
It is primarily used by THW Kiel (team handball) and as a concert venue and holds up to 13,500 people.History
The construction was determined in 1950, by the Kiel council meeting and was initiated on the 17 June 1951, during the Kiel Week and was finished in 1952. For this purpose, the steel construction of a retired airplane hangar, of the air base on the island Sylt, was dismantled and brought to Kiel.
In the course of decades, the arena was constantly redeveloped, and since renovations on September 2001, it is "prepared for the next 50 years", according to the operators.
On the 1 January 2008, the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe purchased the naming rights.