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The Venue for all in 3D

Discover the St. Jakobshalle Basel on a virtual tour.

Allseated’s 3D software offers you spectacular insights in photo quality. Simply click your way through the various areas. In the respective room, you will receive information on the various possible uses, and you can also simulate the corresponding set-up or seating. If you have VR glasses, activate the glasses symbol in the navigation area. For a personal tour of the St. Jakobshalle Basel, contact our Event Team or send us your booking request.

Full Service in the Heart of Europe

St. Jakobshalle Basel offers perfect conditions as well as all-round support to host unique events and exciting sporting activities.

St. Jakobshalle Basel, located at the heart of a trinational region between Switzerland, Germany and France, offers a myriad of possibilities on 20.000 m2. The venue has been widely used since 1976 for a large number of events. Since renovations have been completed in 2018, it is now one of the most versatile event halls in Europe. Our experienced in-house-team will help you plan your next event – with technical know-how, professional enthusiasm and with our own gastronomy department.

To access information on sports halls and the swim hall, please go to «Sports».


The pulsating heart of St. Jakobshalle Basel is without a doubt our arena for up to 12.400 guests. This is where the big events such as the ATP tournament of Swiss Indoors, the Longines CHI Classics Basel and concerts of the mega stars take place.

Surface Area: 2’800 m2

Length: 70 m

Width: 40 m

Height: Center: 17.65 m, convex roof

Floor Load: max. 1’000 kg per m2

Suspension Points: 148 pcs. á 1’000 kg

Stage Elements: available

Floor Casings: available

Light: Base LED light and TV spotlight, ambient light, all lights are dimmable and individually controllable via DMX.

Audio Systems: variable

Annex Rooms: 19 backstage-rooms, cash register, storage areas, stock room (max. storage height 3 m), 4 large washrooms

max. 12.400

Hall 1

This multipurpose space is made for social events of all kinds. A perfectly equipped venue for banquets, workshops, general annual meetings or media conferences.

Surface Area: 513 m2

Length: 36.54 m

Width: 12.1 up to 14.9 m

Height: 6.5 m

Floor Load: max. 500 kg pro m2

Stage Elements: available

Light: dimmable light sources (Donuts), two illumination zones

Audio Systems: variable

max. 1.400

Hall 2

Hall 2, also known as the tennis village during Swiss Indoors Basel, is the ideal location for larger gala dinners, concerts and smaller annual meetings. It offers perfect climatic conditions, due to its height and excellent ventilation technology even when the space is used to its maximum capacity.

Surface Area: 1’692 m2

Length: 47 m

Width: 36 m

Height: max. 8.5 m

Floor Load: max. 500 kg per m2

Stage Elements: available

Light: 1’700 Lux, various illumination zones, dimmable

Audio Systems: variable

max. 2.300

Hall 3

This versatile hall can be used for any medium-sized sporting or social event. With little effort, Hall 3 is also suitable for larger general meetings, banquets and other corporate events.

Surface Area: 1’050 m2

Length: 42 m

Width: 25 m

Height: max. 8 m

Floor Load: max. 500 kg per m2 new sports floor (DIN 18032-2) reinforced with additional cross-laid birch plywood panes

Stage Elements: available

Light: 2.800 Lux, div. illumination zones, dimmable

Audio Systems: variable

max. 1.800

Halls 4 & 5

The two halls, each with a surface area of 320 m2, are located on the ground floor and are used as additional spaces for large events. They have the same infrastructure, can be rented individually or combined, and are connected by a large passage gate.

Surface Area: 640 m2 (2x 320 m2)

Length: 20.6 m (each)

Width: 15.6 m (each)

Height: 3.5 m

Floor Load: max. 500 kg each, per m2

Light: dimmable

Audio Systems: variable

max. 450 (Hall 4), 600 (Hall 5)


The Foyer is the lobby or entrance area and encircles the entire arena. Equipped with catering boxes and generous glass fronts, the 5.000 m2 surface area offers countless possibilities for event organisers and is ideally suited for exhibitions and events.

Surface Area: 5’000 m2 (dividable)

Length: variable

Width: variable

Height: Ground floor: 6.49 m (up to ceiling), 6.36 m (up to lighting) First floor: 2.98 m (up to ceiling), 2.84 m (up to lighting), 2.29 m (up to screen)

Floor Load: Ground floor: max. 1.000 kg per m2. First floor: max. 500 kg per m2

Stage Elements: variable

Light: dimmable light source (donuts), various illumination zones

Audio Systems: variable


Business Corner

For exclusive guests and unforgettable events, equipped with various restauration zones. The impressive window front and the generous balcony allow direct and undisturbed views of the entire arena.

Surface Area: 440 m2

Length: n/a

Width: n/a

Height: 2.89 (up to ceiling), 2.25 m (up to lighting)

Floor Load: 500 kg per m2

Light: Restauration areas divided into various illumination zones Light sources (Donuts) dimmable, additional deco-lights available

Audio Systems: variable

Gastronomy: Catering with direct access to kitchen

max. 660

VIP Corner

A noble VIP area, located in the heart of our venue directly above the Business Corner, with a large window front and an exclusive balcony high above the arena. We recommend catering adapted to the needs of this room.

Surface Area: 615 m2

Length: k. A.

Width: k. A.

Height: 3.14 m (up to ceiling), 2.99 m (up to lighting)

Floor Load: tbv

Light: divided into various illumination zones, light sources not dimmable

Stage Elements: variable

Gastronomy: Catering (access to kitchen via elevator)

max. 250