VOLKSBANK ARENA, HAMBURG
Facts and figures
The construction of the Volksbank Arena to the north of the arena O2-World was the kick-off project for the new sports park at the Volkspark location in the Altona district of Hamburg. Owner of the arena is the nonprofit Alexander Otto Sports Foundation. The Volksbank Arena was built on the site of the "Grey" parking lot. The arena with a total area of around 7,000 m² comprises an ice-rink and a ball sports area as well as several two-storey ancillary buildings built in a straight line between the two. A central access route into the O2-World was created at the same level on the roofs of the ancillary rooms. A generously dimensioned stairway installation leads up to this level from the parking lot and forms the entrance to the O2-World – ensuring a structural and functional link between the two arenas. The roof areas was designed to serve as a fifth facade and will be colorfully illuminated when darkness falls. Visitors enter the stadium via the "Grey" parking area.
The utilization concept is geared towards providing facilities for schools, amateur and professional sports as well as, for example, a fan shop and cafés/restaurants. The Hamburg Freezers ice hockey team and the HSV Handball club train in the Volksbank Arena. This means the two popular Hamburg clubs have a new home in the Volkspark location near to the stadium where they play their competitive games.
The ice sports rink with an area of around 2,700 m² serves as a venue for public ice-skating, ice hockey, ice skating, ice dancing, short track and ice-shooting. A permanent grandstand provides seating for around 300 spectators.
The ball sports area measuring around 1,200 m² offers facilities for competitive sports like handball, volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and badminton. As a result, the new Volksbank Arena does not only provide additional training options for clubs and professional ice and ball sports teams but also serves as an ice-rink for the general public. The superb training facilities also underpin the status of the O2-World as a venue of choice for leading sporting events.
Start of construction
Alexander Otto Sports Foundation
General planning and project development