Dance floor meets lay-ups: the population of Ludwigsburg were just longing for a modern venue that would provide a fitting home not only for MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, a basketball team in Germany’s premier league, but also for TC Ludwigsburg’s extremely successful formation dancers. BAM Sports was commissioned by the local authority to build a modern, multifunctional facility for basketball events with sufficient space and flexibility for many other uses too. With indoor seating and standing capacity for up to 7,200 people, the arena provides ideal conditions for the most diverse occasions – from theatre and TV productions to concerts and receptions.
The building additionally meets all twenty-first century sustainability requirements, for example with its own combined heat and power plant (CHP) and buffer storage tanks for hot water. The project was completed in September 2009 – right on time for the IDSF World Championships in Standard Formation Dancing, which the Ludwigsburg team won to become the most successful formation dancers ever. The new arena also cut a very fine figure!