Šiauliai Arena

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Šiauliai Arena
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Location Šiauliai, Lithuania
Capacity Basketball 5,700
Concerts 7,400
Construction
Broke ground 2006
Opened July 25, 2007
Construction cost 27 million USD
Architect Eugenijus Miliūnas
Tenants
BC Šiauliai
Website
siauliuarena.lt

Šiauliai Arena is the largest arena in Šiauliai, Lithuania. It generally hosts basketball games as well as concerts. The basketball club BC Šiauliai, which currently competes in the domestic LKL and ULEB Cup, uses the facility for all of its European and LKL home fixtures. It opened on July 25, 2007. The arena will host the Eurobasket 2011 Group B matches from 31 August 2011 to 5 September 2011.

In 2013 Šiauliai Arena hosted Davis Cup matches.

Building[edit]

Holographic glass shining in the sun on the outside throughout four out of five floors makes the arena stand out from the other buildings. The Šiauliai Arena is capable to accommodate 7,400 people during the concerts, while it features 5,700 seats for basketball games. The arena was built by Panevėžio statybos trestas from Panevėžys in 18 months. The total cost exceeded 75 million Litas (27 million USD). The parking lot next to the arena has the capacity for 600 cars.

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Coordinates: 55°55′12″N 23°16′58″E / 55.92000°N 23.28278°E / 55.92000; 23.28278