Part of the IAAF World Indoor Tour 2019:

2019, January 26 - New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston, 2019, February 2 - INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe, 2019 February 6 - Copernicus Cup Torun, 2019, February 8 - Madrid Indoor Meeting, 2019, February 16 - Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, 2019, February 20 - International PSD Bank Meeting Düsseldorf

Meeting News

Lisa Ryzih to challenge Ekaterini Stefanidi to a duel in dizzying heights

The tension at the women's pole vault competition will be as high as the bar.   mehr ...

In pole vaulting, Ekaterini Stefanidi counts as the measure of all things. The Greek athlete currently holds the title of Olympic Champion, World Champion and European Champion both for the outdoor and indoor events. She could hardly have achieved more – the exception being the Indoor World Championships where she was “only” able to take home the bronze. The 28-year-old has a shiny collection of a total of five gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the Olympic Games and international championships. She set the Greek indoor record of 4.90 metres, which she jumped in New York in 2016, the same year she became Olympic champion. Karlsruhe is still new territory for Stefanidi, she has never competed here before. Yet the INDOOR MEETING is a good opportunity for the European Athlete of the Year 2017 to warm up for the Indoor World Championships (1-3 March 2019).
The Greek will be challenged by Lisa Ryzih, winner of the INDOOR MEETING pole vault competition in 2017. Ryzih, in the colours of ABC Ludwigshafen, would like to repeat this success as a small revenge for 2016, where the Greek Stefanidi was the only one who could jump higher than Ryzih at the European Championships in Amsterdam, and so ended up winning the silver medal with her 4.70-metre achievement. In March 2017, at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, she jumped 4.75 metres, and history repeated itself: Ryzih was once again defeated by Stefanidi. Ryzih could not compete at the Outdoor EC in Berlin due to a partial tear in her Achilles tendon, but the six-time German champion is now back and will strive to build on her success of 2017 at the INDOOR MEETING. The fact that she needs to beat Ekaterini Stefanidi to achieve this goal only makes the pole vault competition all the more exciting.


High Jump European Champion Mateusz Przybylko to attend INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

He has already secured two open air and four indoor German championship titles after starting his super year 2018 at the indoor World Championships in Birmingham with a bronze medal. Now, Przybylko is coming to Karlsruhe at 2019, February 2nd.   mehr ...

It was one of the most breath-taking competitions at the European Championships in Berlin: the men’s high jump, in which Mateusz Przybylko won the gold medal in a perfect competition. The Olympic stadium was alive as Przybylko, at his lean 1.95 metres, rose to new heights, only to literally explode as he earnt himself the title of European champion. He has already secured two open air and four indoor German championship titles after starting his super year 2018 at the indoor World Championships in Birmingham with a bronze medal. Now, Przybylko also wants to secure an IAAF World Indoor Tour victory. 20,000 dollars in prize money and the wildcard for the indoor World Championships 2020 in Nanjing, China, are attractive and so Przybylko is not only competing at the INDOOR MEETING, but he also has the CopernicusCup in Torun, Poland, on 6th February and the tour final in Düsseldorf on 20th February firmly in his sights. Karlsruhe is certainly nothing new to Przybylko. Here, he won his first German indoor title in 2015 and when in 2017 the men’s high jump was part of the INDOOR MEETING programme again for the first time since 1999, he came second with a 2.28-metre jump. Przybylko’s indoor record is 2.30 meters.

The Italian Gianmarco Tamberi, who will be challenging the German high-flyer at the INDOOR MEETING, has already got much higher. His arena record from 2016 stands at 2.38 meters, a year, in which Tamberi won almost everything: Outdoor European Champion in Amsterdam, Indoor World Champion in Portland. He was the favourite at the Olympic Games in Rio but was forced to pull out following a serious injury that prevented him from competing for nearly a year and a half. But the man who only shaves one half of his face has fought his way back impressively. He already came fourth at the European Championships in Berlin and is set to improve on this result. The audience at the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe should be excited to witness a great duel.

Shining silver at the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

Kristin Gierisch and Fabian Heinle promise great jumps   mehr ...

Traditionally, the time to present the top athletes at the INDOOR MEETING starts on St Nicholas Day. This year, two guest Berlin silver medal winners were presented at the press conference in the Sparkasse Karlsruhe: Kristin Gierisch and Fabian Heinle.

Karlsruhe is not a bad place for Kristin Gierisch. Gierisch, who was born in Zwickau and trains in Chemnitz, has been German Triple jump Indoor Champion here twice. The police officer won the title in both 2012 in the Europahalle and 2015 in the Messehalle.

Winning the silver medal in Berlin was the greatest success in Fabian Heinle’s career up to now. The young man from Böblingen, who trains with VfB Stuttgart, landed at 8.13 metres twice. He only just outperformed the Ukrainian Sergeji Nyfykorov, who also jumped this distance but fell short of Böblingen in his second-longest attempt.


Disciplines for IAAF World Indoor Tour announced

It’s about points and wildcards in eleven disciplines   mehr ...

“The World Indoor Tour is becoming more and more popular!” IAAF President Sebastian Coe is certain of that. The International Association of Athletics Federations has now announced the disciplines for its six tour locations. The tour will start on January 26 in Boston (USA) before coming to Karlsruhe – the first stop in Europe – on February 2. The other stops are Torun (Poland, February 6), Madrid (Spain, February 8) and Birmingham (Great Britain, February 16) before the tour reaches Düsseldorf for the final on February 20.
By the way, presales for the Boston event will begin on December 4. Karlsruhe could already be sold out by that point. As mentioned in the IAAF press release, there are currently around 600 tickets left.


Excellent fan engagement

Sports Director Blondel honors TV Breisach   mehr ...

TV Breisach honored its heroes of 2018.
Our Sports Director Alain Blondel used this opportunity to award the Breisach gymnastics club for the best fan animation at the INDOOR MEETING 2018. Its members provided a lively atmosphere on the stands of the sold-out Karlsruhe athletics arena and their vocal support probably helped one or two of the athletes shave a tenth of a second off their time.
Congratulations and many thanks.
And of course, we would love other sports clubs and associations to follow the Breisach example.


Big run on tickets for the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe

More than half of the blocks are completely sold out.   mehr ...

Tickets for the 35th edition of the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe became available a month ago – and are selling like hot cakes. Seven of the twelve blocks are sold out, and free seats in the remaining blocks are dwindling quickly. The number of seats at the Karlsruhe athletics arena was raised to 4,996 to meet the higher demand for tickets that became evident over the last years as seats sold out early. Now, a total of about 1,000 tickets are still available – three months before the Meeting. If fans are aiming to put tickets for the athletics spectacle under the Christmas tree as gifts, they should act quickly. This time, Karlsruhe will form the second tour stop of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour after Boston, USA (January 26). The tour then continues via Torun, Poland (February 6), Madrid, Spain (February 8), and Birmingham, Great Britain (February 16) before it reaches its final destination of Düsseldorf (February 20). Karlsruhe’s athletics audience can look forward to women’s events such as the 60 meters, 3,000 meters, and pole vault. Furthermore, after a hiatus of 13 years, the triple jump will be returning to Karlsruhe – as part of the tour and making its first-ever appearance in the trade fair hall. In addition, the women will be competing in the 60-meter hurdles. The men’s events include the 400 meters, 1,500 meters, 800 meters, as well as long and high jump. Visitors to the 2019 INDOOR MEETING can therefore look forward to disciplines in which the German athletics elite scooped up multiple medals at the European Championships this August in Berlin.


Numerous blocks already sold out for the INDOOR MEETING 2019

Athletics fans should hurry, as some blocks are already sold out for the INDOOR MEETING 2019.   mehr ...

The “race” for tickets for the INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe on the 2nd of February at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre continues. Blocks H and G already sold out last week, and now all tickets for Block I have been sold as well. Tickets in all categories will be available at the Tourist-Information Karlsruhe, Bahnhofplatz 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, through the ticket hotline at 0721 25000 and online at


Christoph Kessler and Jannik Arbogast will be at the Karlsruhe City Festival

Advance ticket sales for the 35th INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe on February 2, 2019, start next Friday, October 12. In the context of the advance ticket sales Christoph Kessler and Jannik Arbogast will be at the Karlsruhe City Festival.   mehr ...

They are two of the region’s prominent athletics figures. And both of them also participated in the last edition of the INDOOR MEETING. In September, Arbogast secured the title of German Champion over 10 km at the German Road Running Championships in Bremen. Kessler came in second place in the 800-meter race at the German Championships in Nuremberg in July. Next weekend Christoph Kessler (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.) and Jannik Aborgast (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.), both athletes from the club LG Region Karlsruhe will be on stage at the Marktplatz at the Karlsruhe City Festival for interviews and to give autographs.

Christoph Kessler: Saturday, 13th October, 4:30 p.m.
Jannik Arbogast: Sonntag, 14th Ooctober, 4:00 p.m.


Advance ticket sales start on next friday

This year marks the 35th edition of the indoor athletics spectacle in Karlsruhe. Advanced ticket sales for the event start on October 12th.   mehr ...

The 35th INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe is only 116 days away. In 2019, Karlsruhe can once again look forward to world-class athletics – as part of the international indoor athletics series IAAF World Indoor Tour. Just like last year, in addition to Karlsruhe, the Meetings in Boston, USA (January 26), Torun, Poland (February 6), Madrid, Spain (February 8), Birmingham, Great Britain (February 16), and Düsseldorf (February 20) will form part of the 2019 World Indoor Tour. At the six Meetings, the stars of the athletics scene will battle for points in their discipline. Due to the high level of interest in the past years, the organizers, Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH, have increased the number of available tickets from 4,500 to 5,000. Last year, the Meeting was sold out weeks in advance. Advance ticket sales for the 35th INDOOR MEETING Karlsruhe on February 2, 2019, start next Friday, October 12. Tickets in all categories will be available at the Tourist-Information Karlsruhe, Bahnhofplatz 6, 76137 Karlsruhe, through the ticket hotline at 0721 25000 and online at