In October 2016 the German Volleyball Bundesliga issued a “green card” for the first time in its 44-year history in order to fill vacant positions for the 2017/2018 season. The result was a unique fusion of two teams. The former German Bundesliga team TSV Unterhaching and the multiple winner of the Austrian championship and national cup are playing the current season as a German-Austrian team called Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys Haching.
The Olympiahalle in Innsbruck, Austria, and the BAYERNWERK SPORTARENA in Unterhaching, Germany, are the home venues of this combined team. The Olympiahalle in Innsbruck is a multifunctional sports, event and conference venue. So the venue can stay multifunctional, Holz-Speckmann GmbH & Co. KG has supplied its proven Speed-Lock M1 volleyball sports flooring. This temporary sports flooring consists of a 7 mm thick PVC point-elastic top layer which is factory-applied to an area-elastic temporary subfloor that enhances athletes’ performance and safety.
Since all the components and the surrounding wedge-shaped border are already attached to the sports flooring, it is immediately ready for use. Long waiting periods, such as when laying rolls of PVC, are eliminated. It only takes 2.5 hours to install a complete volleyball court that exceeds international functional standards. So the arena can stay multifunctional.