Pinki Hall

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Pinki Hall in November 2012

Pinki Hall (Serbian Cyrillic: Хала Пинки) is an indoor multi sports venue located in the Belgrade's municipality of Zemun, Serbia.

The venue has an indoor hall and an indoor swimming pool. Its initial full official name was Dom sportova, omladine i pionira "Pinki" (Pinki, The Hall of Sports, Youth, and Pioneers).

Opened on October 21, 1974, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Zemun being liberated from the Nazis and their puppet state Independent State of Croatia, the hall has hosted various basketball, handball, and volleyball teams. Lately, it mostly serves for recreational use.

The hall has a seating capacity of 2,300 for sports events and around 5,000 for concerts.

Hala Pinki is the only sports venue in the city of Belgrade that's not financed by the city government. The reason for that is the fact that Zemun's municipal government headed by the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) in 2000 transformed the venue's controlling entity into a publicly traded company and sold the controlling stake (49%) to Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) oil company.

The venue is named after Boško Palkovljević Pinki, People's Hero of Yugoslavia.

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Coordinates: 44°50′25″N 20°24′38″E / 44.84028°N 20.41056°E / 44.84028; 20.41056