Rendering of the arena for the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival Pratteln in Basel-Country
Construction Begin in Pratteln for the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival
Construction Begin in Pratteln for the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival

Construction Begin in Pratteln for the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival

The first time in 1961 in Zug and since then, without interruption, NUSSLI's construction of the arena has contributed to the "Eidgenössische" (Swiss Federal) and its unforgettable moments at the festival filled with customs, excitement, and great encounters.

June 2022

For the Swiss Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival (ESAF), which will take place from 26 to 28 August 2022 in Pratteln in the Basel region, NUSSLI is planning and building the festival arena as a temporary structure for the 22nd time. The hexagonal festival arena will offer 50,900 spectators a view of the sawdust rings this summer.

For the construction of the six grandstands, in total approx. 3,000 tons of grandstand material, consisting of the substructure, roof elements and seats, are needed. It all arrives on site in the form of 300,000 individual components, one by one, all in time to be assembled.

The temporary construction method is sustainable thanks to the reusable construction elements, and this allows the arena to be flexibly adapted to the conditions on site. Many of the elements used were already part of the arena at an earlier "Eidgenössisches" (Swiss Federal).

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