Arena Stožice

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Stožice Arena
Stožice Arena 2013.jpg
Interior of Stožice Arena during the volleyball match
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Coordinates 46°4′52″N 14°31′17″E / 46.08111°N 14.52139°E / 46.08111; 14.52139Coordinates: 46°4′52″N 14°31′17″E / 46.08111°N 14.52139°E / 46.08111; 14.52139
Owner City Municipality of Ljubljana
Capacity 12,500 (basketball, handball)[1]
14,500 (music events)
10,500 (hockey)
Broke ground 2009
Built 2010
Opened 10 August 2010
Architect Sadar Vuga architects d.o.o.
General contractor Grep d.o.o.
Union Olimpija
ACH Volley Ljubljana

The Stožice Arena (Slovene: Arena Stožice) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was designed by Slovenian Sadar Vuga d.o.o. architects and is the biggest indoor arena in the country. It lies in the Bežigrad district, north of the city centre. The arena is part of the Stožice Sports Park sports complex.

The arena is the home ground of basketball club KK Olimpija, handball club RK Krim and for international matches of volleyball club ACH Volley.


The stadium was named after the area in which it is located, and the change of the name is possible in the future due to sponsorship rights. Together with a football stadium it is part of the Stožice Sports Park. The arena building area measures 14,164 square meters. It was constructed in just 14 months and opened on 10 August 2010 with a basketball match between Slovenia and Spain, which was won by Spain 79-72 after overtime.[2]

The arena has a capacity of 12,480 seats for basketball[3] and is located in the north-western part of the park. The four levels of concourses and the lower, VIP and upper stands are covered by a shell-shaped dome. The arena is used for indoor sports such as basketball, handball and volleyball and is the home venue of KK Olimpija, RK Krim and ACH Volley among others. The arena is scheduled to be one of the main venues of Slovenian national teams in most indoor sports except ice hockey for which the arena is not suitable and could only host if ice cooling machines would be implemented. Alongside the stadium the arena is also designed to host many cultural events.


Date Performer
7 October 2010 José Carreras
12 October 2010 Leonard Cohen
15 November 2010 Joe Cocker
17 December 2010 David Guetta
12 February 2011 Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra
13 March 2011 Dalmatinske Klape
29 March 2011 Helena Blagne & Vienna Boys' Choir
10 June 2011 Sting
11 November 2011 Elton John
10 December 2011 Zdravko Čolić
17 December 2011 Parni valjak
15 December 2011 David Guetta
19 May 2012 Lepa Brena
16 September 2012 Il Divo
27 April 2013 Pinko Tomažič partisan choir
30 April 2013 Rammstein
4 May 2013 Mark Knopfler
30 May 2013 Severina Vučković
25 July 2013 Leonard Cohen
9 November 2013 Perpetuum Jazzile
7 December 2013 Parni Valjak
26 September 2014 Il Divo
6 November 2014 Michael Bublé
16 November 2014 OneRepublic
14 December 2014 Bryan Adams
12 Februar 2015 Dino Merlin
25 June 2015 Bob Dylan
22 September 2015 Eros Ramazzotti
2 October 2015 Big Foot Mama
17 October 2015 Željko Joksimović

Note: The total capacity of the arena varies from one cultural event to the other depending on stage layout, seating arrangement etc.



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Preceded by
Žalgiris Arena
FIBA EuroBasket
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Stade Pierre-Mauroy