The existing ice sports hall, built in the 1960s, was severely damaged during the August 2002 flooding of the river Elbe so that a new building was required. The program called for a 3,000-seat ice hockey arena, also suitable for other sports and concert events. The adjacent secondary ice-rink is used for training and public skating. A second construction phase includes a ball sports hall with three playing fields measuring 45m by 67m. Additionally, all service functions such as locker-rooms, equipment storage and storage sheds associated with the nearby outside sports fields are pooled and relocated to the new building.