List of indoor arenas in Europe

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This is a list of indoor arenas in Europe by capacity. A broad definition of "Europe" is used here, including Israel.

The venues are by their final capacity after construction for seating-only events. There is more capacity if standing room is included (i.e. for concerts). All venues with at least 10,000 seats are listed.


Current arenas[edit]

Manchester Arena, Manchester
Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Palau Sant Jordi 25,000 1990 Barcelona  Spain
Kombank Arena 25,000 2004 Belgrade  Serbia
Baku Crystal Hall 25,000 2012 Baku  Azerbaijan
Sportpaleis Antwerp 23,001[1][2] 1933 Antwerp  Belgium
Sinan Erdem Dome 22,500 2010 Istanbul  Turkey
Manchester Arena 21,000[3] 1995 Manchester  United Kingdom
Lanxess Arena 20,000[4] 1998 Cologne  Germany
MEO Arena 20,000[5] 1998 Lisbon  Portugal
Ethias Arena 20,000[6] 2004 Hasselt  Belgium
The O2 Arena 20,000[7] 2007 London  United Kingdom
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19,000 1939 London  United Kingdom
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall 18,700[8] 1995 Athens  Greece
Bizkaia Arena 18,640 2004 Barakaldo  Spain
Torino Palasport Olimpico 18,000 2005 Turin  Italy
Palais 12 18,000[9] 2013 Brussels  Belgium
Kraków Arena 18,000 2014 Kraków  Poland
Žalgiris Arena 17,500 2011 Kaunas  Lithuania
O2 Arena 17,360 2004 Prague  Czech Republic
PostFinance-Arena 17,131 1967 Bern   Switzerland
O2 World Berlin 17,000 2008 Berlin  Germany
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 17,000 1984 Paris  France
Halle Tony Garnier 17,000 1988 Lyon  France
Ziggo Dome 17,000[10] 2012 Amsterdam  Netherlands
Arena Zagreb 16,800[11] 2008 Zagreb  Croatia
Westfalenhallen 16,500 1952 Dortmund  Germany
O2 World Hamburg 16,000[12] 2002 Hamburg  Germany
Ericsson Globe 16,000 1989 Stockholm  Sweden
Wiener Stadthalle 16,000 1974 Vienna  Austria
Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504 1991 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain
Malmö Arena 15,500 2009 Malmö  Sweden
Barclaycard Center 15,500 1960 Madrid  Spain
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 15,500 1983 Stuttgart  Germany
Jerusalem Payis Arena 15,000 2014 Jerusalem  Israel
Arena Armeec 15,000 2011 Sofia  Bulgaria
SAP Arena 15,000 2005 Mannheim  Germany
Hartwall Areena 15,000 1995 Helsinki  Finland
Minsk-Arena 15,000 2009 Minsk  Belarus
Helliniko Olympic Arena 15,000 2003 Athens  Greece
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 2010 Herning  Denmark
Odyssey Arena 15,000 2000 Belfast  United Kingdom
Peace and Friendship Stadium 14,905 1983 Piraeus  Greece
Park&Suites Arena 14,800 2010 Montpellier  France
3Arena 14,500 2008 Dublin  Ireland
Arena Stožice 14,480 2010 Ljubljana  Slovenia
Tipsport Arena 14,475 1962 Prague  Czech Republic
Palacio Vistalegre 14,000 2000 Madrid  Spain
Romexpo 14,000 1991 Bucharest  Romania
Scandinavium 14,000 1971 Gothenburg  Sweden
Hallenstadion 14,000 1939 Zürich   Switzerland
Megasport Arena 14,000 2006 Moscow  Russia
National Exhibition Centre 13,928 1982 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Atlas Arena 13,805 2009 Łódź  Poland
Ülker Sports Arena 13,800 2011 Istanbul  Turkey
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield 13,600 1991 Sheffield  United Kingdom
First Direct Arena 13,500 2013 Leeds  United Kingdom
Festhalle Frankfurt 13,500 1909 Frankfurt  Germany
Sparkassen-Arena 13,500 1952 Kiel  Germany
ISS Dome 13,400 2006 Düsseldorf  Germany
Sørmarka Arena 13,000 2010 Stavanger  Norway
The SSE Hydro 13,000 2013 Glasgow  United Kingdom
Elmia Eventcenter 13,000 1961 Jönköping  Sweden
Adriatic Arena 13,000 2001 Pesaro  Italy
Flanders Expo 13,000 1986 Ghent  Belgium
National Indoor Arena 12,802 1991 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona 12,760 1991 Badalona  Spain
König-Pilsener-Arena 12,650 1996 Oberhausen  Germany
Manchester Central Convention Complex 12,500 1986 Manchester  United Kingdom
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 12,500 1985 Glasgow  United Kingdom
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna 12,500 2003 Budapest  Hungary
Thialf 12,500 1967 Heerenveen  Netherlands
Abdi İpekçi Arena 12,500 1986 Istanbul  Turkey
Arēna Rīga 12,500 2006 Riga  Latvia
Caja Mágica 12,442 2009 Madrid  Spain
Galaxie d'Amnéville 12,200 1990 Amnéville  France
Olympiahalle München 12,150 1972 Munich  Germany
Zénith de Strasbourg 12,079 2008 Strasbourg  France
Palais des sports de Grenoble 12,000 1967 Grenoble  France
Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 12,000 2000 Saint Petersburg  Russia
Wembley Arena 12,000 1934 London  United Kingdom
Siemens Arena 12,000 2004 Vilnius  Lithuania
Velodrom 12,000 2000 Berlin  Germany
Arena Leipzig 12,000 2002 Leipzig  Germany
Spaladium Arena 12,000 2009 Split  Croatia
ČEZ Aréna Ostrava 12,000 1986 Ostrava  Czech Republic
Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch 12,000 1983 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bolshoy Ice Dome 12,000 2012 Sochi  Russia
HK Areena 11,820 1990 Turku  Finland
Nokia Arena 11,700 1963/1972/2005 Tel Aviv  Israel
Gran Canaria Arena 11,500 2014 Las Palmas  Spain
Saab Arena 11,500 2004 Linköping  Sweden
Spens Sports Center 11,500 1981 Novi Sad  Serbia
Spodek 11,500 1971 Katowice  Poland
Ergo Arena 11,400 2010 Gdańsk, Sopot  Poland
Mediolanum Forum 11,200 1990 Assago  Italy
Plaza de Toros de La Ribera 11,046 2001 Logroño  Spain
Gavlerinken Arena 11,000 1967/2006 Gävle  Sweden
PalaLottomatica 11,000 1960 Rome  Italy
Echo Arena 11,000 2008 Liverpool  United Kingdom
Håkons Hall 11,000 1993 Lillehammer  Norway
Ankara Arena 11,000 2010 Ankara  Turkey
Karen Demirchyan Complex 11,000 1983 Yerevan  Armenia
TUI Arena 11,000 2000 Hannover  Germany
Metro Radio Arena 11,000[13] 1995 Newcastle  United Kingdom
Tbilisi Sports Palace 11,000 1961 Tbilisi  Georgia
Coliseum da Coruña 11,000 1991 A Coruña  Spain
Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena 11,000 1999 Málaga  Spain
Unipol Arena 11,000 1993 Casalecchio di Reno  Italy
Arena Nürnberger Versicherung 11,000 2001 Nuremberg  Germany
Laugardalshöllin 11,000  ? Reykjavík  Iceland
Forest National 10,800 1970 Brussels  Belgium
Iradier Arena 10,714 1941 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain
Chizhovka-Arena 10,600 2013 Minsk  Belarus
Madrid Arena 10,500 2002 Madrid  Spain
Pabellón Príncipe Felipe 10,500 1990 Zaragoza  Spain
Löfbergs Arena 10,300 2001 Karlstad  Sweden
ČEZ Aréna Pardubice 10,300 1960 Pardubice  Czech Republic
Eisstadion an der Brehmstraße 10,285 1935 Düsseldorf  Germany
Plaza de Toros de Illumbe 10,241 1998 San Sebastián  Spain
Slovnaft Aréna 10,110 2011 Bratislava  Slovakia
Max-Schmeling-Halle 10,012 1996 Berlin  Germany
Oslo Spektrum 10,000 1991 Oslo  Norway
ExCeL London 10,000 2000 London  United Kingdom
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo 10,000 1988 Seville  Spain
İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall 10,000 2004 İzmir  Turkey
ÖVB-Arena 10,000 2004 Bremen  Germany
TatNeft Arena 10,000 2005 Kazan  Russia
Arena 2000 10,000 2001 Yaroslavl  Russia
Omsk Arena 10,000 2007 Omsk  Russia
Saku Suurhall 10,000 2001 Tallinn  Estonia
Mytishchi Arena 10,000 2006 Mytishchi  Russia
Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena 10,000 2003 Faliro  Greece
PAOK Sports Arena 10,000 1990 Thessaloniki  Greece
Bilbao Arena 10,000 2010 Bilbao  Spain
León Arena 10,000 1948 Léon  Spain
Plaza de Toros La Cubierta 10,000 1997 Leganés  Spain
Capital FM Arena Nottingham 10,000 2000 Nottingham  United Kingdom
Centennial Hall 10,000 1913 Wrocław  Poland
Boris Trajkovski Sports Center 10,000 2008 Skopje  Macedonia
Kiev Palace of Sports 10,000 1960 Kiev  Ukraine
Ahoy Rotterdam 10,000 1950 Rotterdam  Netherlands
B&W Hallerne 10,000 1960's/1996/2014 Copenhagen  Denmark
Főnix Hall 10,000 2002 Debrecen  Hungary
Olympiahalle Innsbruck 10,000 1963 Innsbruck  Austria
Stadthalle Graz 10,000 2002 Graz  Austria
St. Jakobshalle 10,000 1976 Basel   Switzerland
SEG Geneva Arena 10,000 1995 Geneva   Switzerland
National Gymnastics Arena 10,000 2014 Baku  Azerbaijan
Steel Aréna 10,000 2006 Košice  Slovakia
d'Coque 10,000  ? Luxembourg  Luxembourg

Current arenas that can be used for football[edit]

Currently these arenas are primarily used for indoor sports and/or other events i.e. music concerts, but can also receive association football matches in the winter, unlike the US and Canada domes, which are enclosed stadiums primarily used for outdoor sports. Telenor Arena could be considered the only dome in Europe from its opening in 2009 until 2011, when the association football club Stabæk used it for their home matches before returning to their old home, Nadderud Stadion, as the club couldn't support the rent to play at Telenor Arena.

Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Moscow Olympic Arena 35,000 1980 Moscow  Russia
Telenor Arena 26,000 2009 Bærum  Norway
St. Petersburg Arena 25,000[14][15] 1979 Saint Petersburg  Russia
Vikingskipet 20,000 1992 Hamar  Norway
Egilshöllin 18,000 2004 Reykjavík  Iceland
Vallhall Arena 12,500 2001 Oslo  Norway
Sportkompleks Illichivets 12,000 2007 Mariupol  Ukraine
Göransson Arena 10,000 2009 Sandviken  Sweden
ABB Arena Syd 10,000 2007 Västerås  Sweden

Arenas under construction[edit]

Arena Capacity Opening Location Country
New Kiev Arena 17,780 2015 Kiev  Ukraine
Royal Arena 15,000 2016 Copenhagen  Denmark
VTB Arena Small Arena 15,000 2016 Moscow  Russia
Podium Arena 13,752 TBD Gliwice  Poland
Kalmius Arena 13,145 2014 Donetsk  Ukraine
Barys Arena 12,000 2015 Astana  Kazakhstan
Almaty Ice Palace 12,000 2016 Almaty  Kazakhstan
New Dnipropetrovsk Arena 10,000 2015 Dnipropetrovsk  Ukraine
New Lviv Arena 10,000 2015 Lviv  Ukraine
New Odessa Arena 10,000 2015 Odessa  Ukraine
Sala Polivalentă din Cluj-Napoca 10,000 2014 Cluj-Napoca  Romania

Proposed arenas[edit]

Arena Capacity Ground breaking Opening Location Country
Tampereen Keskusareena 13,000 2014 2016 Tampere  Finland
Sala Polivalentă Lia Manoliu 12,000 2014 TBD Bucharest  Romania
Uppsala Arena 10,000 2014 2017 Uppsala  Sweden

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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