As a sports event hall, the project has set standards and still offers perfect conditions today. The sports venue, which is unique in Europe, was created during the conversion of Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz Arena into a football-only stadium. At that time, an independent hall with space for over 2,000 visitors was inserted under the steep stands of the Untertürkheim Curve – like a kind of “casket.” Within a short time, the SCHARRena established itself as a top address for exciting and high-class sporting events.
The hall is known and loved for its special atmosphere. Due to its own access situation, it can be operated independently from the VfB soccer matches. You can still have a look at the game though – through the viewing windows into the soccer stadium.
asp Architekten has a long planning history with the former Neckar Stadium, then Daimler Stadium. Since 2001, our office has had the privilege of realizing various conversion and expansion phases. This also includes the adaptations and modernizations into a football-only stadium from 2009 on, which was also accompanied by the renaming into Mercedes-Benz Arena and the integration of the SCHARRena. And our common path continues: We are currently implementing the expansion of the VIP area of the SCHARRena.
Photos: Swen Carlin