Boris Trajkovski Sports Center

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Boris Trajkovski Sports Center
TrajkovskiSportsArenaSkopjeMacedonia.JPG
Former names Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall[1]
Location Skopje, Macedonia
Owner City of Skopje
Operator SC Boris Trajkovski
Capacity 8,000 (6000 fixed + 2000 removable seats) [2]
Construction
Broke ground June 2004
Opened 22 May 2008
Construction cost 17 million
Architect Mavrovoproekt

The Boris Trajkovski Sports Center (Macedonian: Спортски центар Борис Трајковски, Sportski centar Boris Trajkovski) in Skopje is a multi-functional indoor sports arena. It is located in the Karpoš Municipality of Skopje, Macedonia. It is named after the former president, Boris Trajkovski, who died in a plane crash in 2004. It has a maximum seating capacity of 6,000 for handball, 8,000 for basketball and 10,000 for concerts. The arena is home to the Macedonian national basketball team (men and women), Macedonian national handball team (men and women) and Macedonian national volleyball team (men and women). The venue also contains four restaurants and a sports bar. It was one of two venues used for the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship.

History[edit]

Construction began in June 2004 with the city of Skopje as the main investor. It was introduced as one of the capital projects of former mayor Risto Penov. The initial term set by the city authorities for the completion was one year, but it was repeatedly set back by problems during construction. At the beginning, while digging the foundation, underground water broke and the whole site was flooded. This brought additional costs of around one million euros, on several occasions the city coffers remained low, which at times led to stoppage of the resumption of the construction work. Upon arrival by Trifun Kostovski as mayor, the city began negotiations with the government to hand over the facility in their jurisdiction. Negotiations were conducted with the previous government but had ended unsuccessfully. In February 2007, the government signed an agreement for the handover. A joint stock company "Boris Trajkovski" was established to manage the facility, with each investor receiving an appropriate number of shares by the money they invested for the final construction. The Harlem Globetrotters, were first to perform at the arena following the opening ceremony on 22 May 2008.[3] In 2011, prime minister Nikola Gruevski opened a hockey rink and karting track. The government had funded most of the investment, which was worth 430,000 euros.[4] From 18 to 20 May 2012, the arena hosted the 20th edition of the Macedonian Handball Cup.[5]

Gallery[edit]

Held and scheduled events[edit]

Date Event Attendance Type Note
September 6, 2008 Macedonia - Portugal 6,000 Sport/Handball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2009
September 13, 2008 Macedonia - Latvia 6,000 Sport/Handball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2009
September 26, 2008 Macedonia - Estonia 6,500 Sport/Handball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2009
December 2, 2008 Croatia - Serbia 2,000 Sport/Handball First match in the preliminary round on the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 2, 2008 Germany - Macedonia 4,500 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 3, 2008 Hungary - Romania 1,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 3, 2008 France - Denmark 800 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 4, 2008 Serbia - Germany 3,500 C 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 4, 2008 Macedonia - Croatia 6,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 5, 2008 Romania - France 700 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 5, 2008 Denmark - Hungary 1,000 Sport/Handball 2009 World Men's Handball Championship
December 6, 2008 Germany - Croatia 1,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 6, 2008 Macedonia - Serbia 6,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 7, 2008 France - Hungary 600 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 7, 2008 Denmark - Romania 1,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 8, 2008 Belarus - Croatia 600 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 8, 2008 Russia - Macedonia 6,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 10, 2008 Russia - Croatia 500 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 10, 2008 Sweden - Macedonia 6,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 10, 2008 Belarus - Germany 200 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 11, 2008 Sweden - Croatia 300 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 11, 2008 Russia - Germany 1,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 11, 2008 Belarus - Macedonia 6,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 13, 2008 Romania - Croatia 500 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 13, 2008 Spain - Germany 1,000 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 13, 2008 Norway - Russia 1,800 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 14, 2008 Russia - Germany 2,300 Sport/Handball 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
December 14, 2008 Norway - Spain 5,000 Sport/Handball Final match of 2008 European Women's Handball Championship
October 22, 2009 ZZ Top Concert
November 12, 2009 Underworld[6] 2,500 Concert
25 January 2010 Prijatelite za Toše 10,000 Humanitarian concert A humanitarian concert dedicated to the late Macedonian superstar Toše Proeski.
March 31, 2010 50 Cent[7] 10,000 Concert Together with G-Unit & Toni Zen. Part of The Invitation Tour.
April 1, 2010 Haris Džinović[8] 3,000-4,000 Concert
June 1, 2010 Željko Joksimović[9] 12,000 Concert A concert of Joksimović's 2010 Balkan tour.
June 5, 2010 Vlatko Ilievski[10] around 10,000 Concert
August 5, 2010 Macedonia - Hungary 5,500 Sport/Basketball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2011
August 14, 2010 Macedonia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 7,000 Sport/Basketball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2011
August 17, 2010 Macedonia - Ukraine 7,000 Sport/Basketball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2011
August 23, 2010 Macedonia - Great Britain 10,000 Sport/Basketball A qualification match for EuroBasket 2011
October 22, 2010 Željko Samardžić[11] Concert
November 6, 2010 Severina[12] Concert And Goran Bregović as a special guest star.
November 20, 2010 Jelena Karleuša[13] Concert Part of All about Diva tour.
November 26, 2010 Ceca[14] 12,000 Concert
November 27, 2010 Ceca[15] 10,000 Concert
December 25, 2010 Zdravko Čolić Concert
February 12, 2011 Đorđe Balašević Concert
December 24, 2011 Željko Joksimović Concert
April 16, 2011 Lepa Brena[16] 12,000 Concert Začarani krug Tour
October 05-08, 2011 European Bowling Championship [17] Sports Event
October 26-29, 2011 World cup kick-box [18] Sports Event
October 2, 2012 Lenny Kravitz[19] canceled Concert Lenny Kravitz Live - Black and White America tour.[20]
April 13, 2013 Severina Vučković[21] Concert
July 2-7,2013 European Championships in wrestling for juniors[22] Sports Event
November 16, 2013 Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni[23] Concert
November 29, 2013 Oliver Dragojević[24] Concert
May 31, 2014 Zdravko Čolić[25] Concert

Upcoming events[edit]

Musical events
Sporting events
Date Event Notes
November 28, 2014 Toni Cetinski Concert
April 14- 17, 2016 European Kendo Championships European Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall. European Handball Federation.
  2. ^ Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall-Capacity. European Handball Federation.
  3. ^ Спортска сала "Борис Трајковски"
  4. ^ Skopje gets Hockey Rink .MINA.
  5. ^ Vardar Pro wins the Macedonian Cup
  6. ^ Underworld in Skopje
  7. ^ 50 Cent во Скопје
  8. ^ „Харис Џиновиќ помина неславно
  9. ^ 12 000 фанови на концертот на Жељко Јоксимовиќ во Скопје
  10. ^ Влатко Илиевски се запиша во домашната музичка историја
  11. ^ Жељко Самарџиќ во Скопје
  12. ^ Концерт на Северина во Скопје
  13. ^ Јелена Карлеуша доаѓа во Скопје
  14. ^ Цеца со концерт во Борис Трајковски
  15. ^ Цеца закажа и втор концерт во Скопје
  16. ^ http://www.naslovi.net/2011-03-23/s-media/lepa-brena-ne-bavim-se-politikom/2421476
  17. ^ http://ekipa.mk/evropsko-kuglan-e-vo-skopje/
  18. ^ http://www.dnevnik.mk/default.asp?ItemID=2AB116696E96C847ACC0FE6DC2FD1AAE
  19. ^ http://www.last.fm/event/3280931+Lenny+Kravitz+live+in+Skopje
  20. ^ http://kurir.mk/magazin/scena/70024-Leni-Kravic-doaga-vo-Skopje
  21. ^ http://www.skopjeinfo.mk/gradot/1153067804/severina-najavuva-spektakularen-koncert-vo-skopje
  22. ^ http://daily.mk/sport/spektakularno-otvoranje-na-ep-vo-borenje-za-juniori
  23. ^ http://turlitava.com/vecherva-kontsert-na-dhiboni-vo-arenata-boris-trajkovski/
  24. ^ http://www.mkd.mk/zabava/domashna/koncert-na-oliver-dragojevikj-vo-arenata-boris-trajkovski
  25. ^ http://lider.mk/2014/06/01/odlicen-koncert-na-zdravko-colik/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°00′35″N 21°24′14″E / 42.0098°N 21.4039°E / 42.0098; 21.4039

Preceded by
Hovet
Stockholm
European Women's Handball Championship
Final Venue

2008
Succeeded by
Jyske Bank Boxen
Herning