Arena Stožice

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Stožice Arena
Stožice Arena 2013.jpg
Enterior of Stožice Arena during the volleyball match
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Coordinates 46°4′52″N 14°31′17″E / 46.08111°N 14.52139°E / 46.08111; 14.52139Coordinates: 46°4′52″N 14°31′17″E / 46.08111°N 14.52139°E / 46.08111; 14.52139
Owner City Municipality of Ljubljana
Capacity 12,500 (basketball, handball)[1]
15,000 (music events)
10,500 (hockey)
Construction
Broke ground 2009
Built 2010
Opened 10 August 2010
Architect Sadar Vuga architects d.o.o.
General contractor Grep d.o.o.
Tenants
Union Olimpija
Krim
ACH Volley Ljubljana

The Stožice Arena (Slovene: 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 arena is the home ground of basketball club KK Olimpija, handball club RK Krim and for international matches of volleyball club ACH Volley.

History[edit]

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 Stožice Sports Park. 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.[2]

The arena has a capacity of 12,500 seats for basketball[3] 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.

Concerts[edit]

Date Performer Country Attendance
7 October 2010 José Carreras Spain 12,500
12 October 2010 Leonard Cohen Canada 11,000
15 November 2010 Joe Cocker United Kingdom 5,500
17 December 2010 David Guetta France 15,000
12 February 2011 Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra Hungary 9,000
13 March 2011 Dalmatinske Klape Croatia 13,000
29 March 2011 Helena Blagne & Vienna Boys' Choir Slovenia/Austria 12,000
10 June 2011 Sting United Kingdom 14,000
11 November 2011 Elton John United Kingdom 6,000
10 December 2011 Zdravko Čolić Serbia 12,000
17 December 2011 Parni valjak Croatia 9,000
15 December 2011 David Guetta France 15,000
19 May 2012 Lepa Brena Serbia 14,500
16 September 2012 Il Divo England 14,000
27 April 2013 Pinko Tomažič partisan choir Slovenia/Italy 9,000
30 April 2013 Rammstein Germany 10,000
4 May 2013 Mark Knopfler United Kingdom 10,000
30 May 2013 Severina Vučković Croatia 11,000
27 June 2013 Jessie J England cancelled
25 July 2013 Leonard Cohen Canada 6,000
9 November 2013 Perpetuum Jazzile Slovenia

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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Preceded by
Žalgiris Arena
Kaunas
FIBA EuroBasket
Final Venue

2013
Succeeded by
TBD