|Opened||10 August 2010|
|Owner||City Municipality of Ljubljana|
|Architect||Sadar Vuga architects d.o.o.|
|General contractor||Grep d.o.o.|
|Capacity||12,500 (basketball, handball)
15,000 (music events)
ACH Volley Ljubljana
Arena Stožice is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was designed by Slovenian Sadar Vuga d.o.o. architects and is the biggest indoor arena in the country. It lies in the Bežigrad district, north of the city centre. The arena is part of the Stožice Sports Park sports complex.
The stadium was named after the area in which it is located, and the change of the name is possible in the future due to sponsorship rights. Together with a football stadium it is part of the Športni park Stožice. The arena building area measures 14,164 square meters. It was constructed in just 14 months and opened on 10 August 2010 with a basketball match between Slovenia and Spain, which was won by Spain 79-72 after overtime.
The arena has a capacity of 12,500 seats for basketball and is located in the north-western part of the park. The four levels of concourses and the lower, VIP and upper stands are covered by a shell-shaped dome. The arena is used for indoor sports such as basketball, handball and volleyball and is the home venue of KK Olimpija, RK Krim and ACH Volley among others. The arena is scheduled to be one of the main venues of Slovenian national teams in most indoor sports except ice hockey for which the arena is not suitable and could only host if ice cooling machines would be implemented. Alongside the stadium the arena is also designed to host many cultural events.
|7 October 2010||José Carreras||12,500|
|12 October 2010||Leonard Cohen||11,000|
|15 November 2010||Joe Cocker||5,500|
|17 December 2010||David Guetta||15,000|
|12 February 2011||Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra||9,000|
|13 March 2011||Dalmatinske Klape||13,000|
|29 March 2011||Helena Blagne & Vienna Boys' Choir||/||12,000|
|10 June 2011||Sting||14,000|
|11 November 2011||Elton John||6,000|
|10 December 2011||Zdravko Čolić||12,000|
|17 December 2011||Parni valjak||9,000|
|15 December 2011||David Guetta||15,000|
|19 May 2012||Lepa Brena||14,500|
|16 September 2012||Il Divo||14,000|
|27 April 2013||Pinko Tomažič partisan choir||/||9,000|
|30 April 2013||Rammstein||10,000|
|4 May 2013||Mark Knopfler||10,000|
|30 May 2013||Severina Vučković||11,000|
|27 June 2013||Jessie J||cancelled|
|25 July 2013||Leonard Cohen||6,000|
|9 November 2013||Perpetuum Jazzile|
Note: The total capacity of the arena varies from one cultural event to the other depending on stage layout, seating arrangement etc.
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