Unipol Arena

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Unipol Arena
Former names PalaMalaguti (1993-2008)
Futurshow Station (2008-2011)
Location Via Gino Cervi, 2 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO)[1]
Coordinates 44°29′9.01″N 11°14′53.26″E / 44.4858361°N 11.2481278°E / 44.4858361; 11.2481278Coordinates: 44°29′9.01″N 11°14′53.26″E / 44.4858361°N 11.2481278°E / 44.4858361; 11.2481278
Operator Claudio Sabatini[1]
Capacity 11,000
Construction
Built 1993
Opened 1993
Renovated 2008-2009
Tenants
Virtus Bologna (1993-Present)
Fortitudo Bologna (1997-1999)
Website
www.unipolarena.it

Unipol Arena (previously known as Futureshow Station and PalaMalaguti) is an indoor sporting arena located in Casalecchio di Reno, Province of Bologna, Italy. The seating capacity of the arena is for 11,000 people and it was opened in December 1993.[2] It is currently home to the Virtus Bologna basketball team.

During the year 2008, the arena had restyling works, which included a museum dedicated to Virtus' history, four new JumboTrons, new white seats and black stairs and new white parquet. The capacity of the arena rose from the original 8,300 up to 11,000. Other museums will also be built, one dedicated to Futurshow, and one dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti. The Arena will be tied to a station. On October 2011 the arena changed name to current Unipol Arena in a deal to last until 2016.[3]

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Preceded by
Five game Final series
Euroleague
Final Four
Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Palau Sant Jordi
Barcelona