Bizkaia Arena

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Bizkaia Arena
BEC
Bizkaia Arena Supercopa España 2007.jpg
Bizkaia Arena, during the 2007 Spanish Supercup
Location Ronda de Azkue Nr. 1, 48902 Barakaldo, Basque Country, Spain
Coordinates 43°17′17.65″N 2°59′26.64″W / 43.2882361°N 2.9907333°W / 43.2882361; -2.9907333Coordinates: 43°17′17.65″N 2°59′26.64″W / 43.2882361°N 2.9907333°W / 43.2882361; -2.9907333
Capacity Concerts: 26,000
Sports: 18,640
Basketball: 15,414[1][2]
Opened November 2004
Tenants
Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2009-2010)

Bizkaia Arena is an indoor arena in Barakaldo, Greater Bilbao. It is the biggest multipurpose hall in Spain, as it can hold up to 26,000 people,[3] and 18,640 for most indoor sports. The arena is part of the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) complex, the Exhibition and Congress Centre of Bilbao and Biscay, since April 2004.

The venue regularly hosts basketball games, for which it has a capacity of 15,414.[4][5] It will be one of the six venues used for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which is hosted by Spain.

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The arena was used as the home arena of the Spanish League basketball club Bilbao Basket during the 2009-10 season. In other seasons, it has also occasionally been used for their most attractive games. It hosted the 2010 Spanish King's Cup Final Eight.

The arena will host a preseason game between Bilbao Basket and the NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers.[6] Several international pop and rock bands have also performed at the Bizkaia Arena.

The venue has also been used for other kinds of shows, such as opera, Disney on Ice, etc., political speeches, and religious meetings.

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