|Owner||City of Zagreb|
|Operator||Zagreb Arena Ltd.|
|Capacity||15,200 (ice hockey, handball)
18,680 (concerts, side stage)
|Broke ground||July 20, 2007|
|Opened||December 27, 2008|
|Construction cost||€ 89 million|
|Structural engineer||UPI-2M ltd|
|RK Zagreb (2009-present)
KHL Medveščak (2011-present)
Arena Zagreb is a multi-purpose sports hall located in the southwestern part of Zagreb, Croatia (in the Lanište neighborhood of Novi Zagreb). The site also includes a building complex, the Arena Complex (Arena Center), making it one of the largest shopping-entertainment centers in the city.
The Croatian Government and the City Government of Zagreb held a public tender for the construction of a sports hall in order to host games in the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship, and later for numerous other sporting, cultural, and business events.
They selected the consortium composed of property developers TriGránit (from Hungary) and Ingra (from Croatia). The TriGránit/Ingra offer was initially approved on April 25, 2007, but the signing of the final contract was delayed because of Mayor Milan Bandić expressing discontent with the conditions. The Consortium engaged studio UPI-2M from Zagreb, specially for this project to create and produce a unique design for Arena Zagreb. The construction of the sports hall finally started on July 20, 2007, and was completed as planned on December 15, 2008.
The shopping center and Arena Zagreb share a series of services such as a joint parking lot, multiplex cinema, wellness center, numerous restaurants, cafes, and stores.
Resembling a giant rib cage around the building, 86 large pre-stressed, pre-fabricated concrete curved columns form the main façade, connected by a semi-translucent polycarbonate envelope that allows for various light effects. It’s one of the landmarks of Zagreb already, along with the cathedral.
Developing spatial and functional characteristics to enable maximum flexibility of the venue was vital during the schematic design stage. The telescopic system of 4,500 seats was a critical element in allowing different configurations and quick turnaround between events. The singular vision also led to provision of spacious facilities for athletes, other performers and event managers, a concept for simple and fluid visitor circulation, a mix of catering facilities and designing in smaller, mutually independent zones that could all be used at the same time. Getting the acoustics right was important too. The steel roof structure had sufficient bearing capacity to enable the suspension of additional stage equipment. The roof structure is close to the structure of a suspension bridge, which is an uncommon approach (in arena design) anywhere in the world. The roof ’s bearing structure is only 45 cm high, over a span of 110 m, because it is suspended from the upper side of the roof outside and can not be seen from the interior. This solution was made feasible by contemporary cable production technology – the span is suspended on cables that have a diameter of just 66 mm. Each cable can carry 400 tons. The capacity of the hall is 16,200 seats and 25,000 for concerts.
Concerts & Events
|December 27, 2008||Croatia - Russia ||15,200||Sport (Handball)||Opening sport event|
|January 17, 2009||Prljavo Kazalište||22,400||Concert||Grand opening event|
|January 24, 2009||Slovakia - South Korea||3,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 24, 2009||France - Sweden||13,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 24, 2009||Hungary - Croatia||15,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 25, 2009||Sweden - Hungary||4,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 25, 2009||South Korea - France||10,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 25, 2009||Croatia - Slovakia||15,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 27, 2009||Hungary - South Korea||800||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 27, 2009||Slovakia - Sweden||10,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 27, 2009||France - Croatia||15,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|January 30, 2009||Croatia - Poland||15,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|February 1, 2009||Denmark - Poland||8,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|February 1, 2009||France - Croatia||15,000||Sport (Handball)||2009 World Men's Handball Championship|
|March 8, 2009||Zdravko Čolić ||20,000||Concert|
|April 19, 2009||Mišo Kovač ||15,000||Concert|
|April 26, 2009||Beyoncé ||17,190||Concert||I Am... Tour|
|May 11, 2009||London Symphony Orchestra||10,500||Concert|
|May 23, 2009||Tony Cetinski ||19,000||Concert||Furia Tour|
|May 24, 2009||Tony Cetinski ||18,000||Concert||Furia Tour|
|June 13, 2009||Lepa Brena ||16,500||Concert||Uđi slobodno Tour|
|July 4, 2009||Croatian Democratic Union Convention ||10,000||Convention||Political party convention|
|September 25–27, 2009||Kids Fair 2009||Fair|
|October 1, 2009||European Day of the Entrepreneur||Event|
|October 7, 2009||RK Zagreb – Alingsas HK||8,500||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 9–11, 2009||Weeding Fair 2009||Fair|
|October 14–18, 2009||Eko-Etno Fair 2009||Fair|
|October 23, 2009||Halid Bešlić||23,000||Concert|
|October 24, 2009||Halid Bešlić||22,500||Concert|
|November 7, 2009||Eros Ramazzotti||15,000||Concert||Ali e radici Tour|
|November 20, 2009||Miroslav Škoro||20,000||Concert|
|November 27, 2009||The Backstreet Boys||13,000||Concert||This Is Us Tour|
|December 11–13, 2009||Disney on Ice||27,000||Show||6 shows were held in 3 days|
|December 16, 2009||Parni Valjak||21,000||Concert||Karlovačko Live|
|December 19, 2009||José Carreras||10,000||Concert|
|December 29, 2009||"You can do it"||8,000||Fundraising concert|
|February 5–7, 2010||Weeding Fair 2010||Fair|
|February 13, 2010||RK Zagreb – FCK Håndbold||9,500||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|February 14, 2010||Depeche Mode||18,500||Concert||Tour of the Universe|
|February 20, 2010||RK Zagreb – Fyllingen Handball||7,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|February 28, 2010||RK Zagreb – BM Ciudad Real||15,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|March 7, 2010||RK Zagreb – HSV Hamburg||15,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|March 8, 2010||Miroslav Ilić||10,000||Concert|
|March 13, 2010||Plavi orkestar||15,000||Concert|
|March 18, 2010||Rammstein||13,000||Concert|
|March 27, 2010||RK Zagreb – FC Barcelona||13,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|April 9–11, 2010||Beauty & Lifestyle Show 2010||Fair|
|April 14–18, 2010||Walking with Dinosaurs||29,000||Show||7 shows were held in 5 days|
|April 23, 2010||KK Partizan – KK Hemofarm||3,000||Sport (Basketball)||NLB League Final Four 2010|
|April 23, 2010||KK Cibona – KK Union Olimpija||11,000||Sport (Basketball)||NLB League Final Four 2010|
|April 25, 2010||KK Cibona – KK Partizan||15,600||Sport (Basketball)||NLB League Final Four 2010|
|May 15, 2010||Željko Samardžić||11,000||Concert|
|May 20, 2010||Za dobra stara vremena||13,000||Musical|
|May 22, 2010||David Guetta||16,000||Concert|
|July 25, 2010||Leonard Cohen||12,000||Concert|
|September 17–19, 2010||Zagreb Auto Moto Show||8,000||Show|
|September 24, 2010||Guns 'n' Roses||15,000||Concert||Chinese Democracy Tour|
|October 1–3, 2010||Kids Fair 2010||Fair|
|October 16, 2010||RK Zagreb – BM Ciudad Real||7,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 21, 2010||Oliver Dragojević||15,000||Concert|
|November 5, 2010||Lady Gaga||17,000||Concert||The Monster Ball Tour|
|November 8, 2010||Sting and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||10,000||Concert||Symphonicity Tour|
|November 13, 2010||Topstars||15,000||Show|
|November 17–21, 2010||Cirque du Soleil||27,000||Show||Saltimbanco|
|November 28, 2010||RK Zagreb – SG Flensburg-Handewitt||10,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|December 4, 2010||RK Zagreb – RK Bosna Sarajevo||7,500||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|December 10, 2010||Željko Joksimović||17,000||Concert|
|December 16, 2010||Halid Bešlić and Crvena jabuka||18,000||Concert||Karlovačko Live|
|December 18, 2010||Đorđe Balašević||19,000||Concert|
|December 19, 2010||Đorđe Balašević||5,000||Film Projection||"Kao Rani Mraz" Projection|
|January 21, 2011||KHL Medveščak - KAC||15,000||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 23, 2011||KHL Medveščak - Vienna Capitals||15,200||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 25, 2011||KHL Medveščak - Olimpija||15,000||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 28, 2011||KHL Medveščak - Villach||15,000||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|February 4–6, 2011||Weeding Fair 2011||Fair|
|February 19, 2011||RK Zagreb - HCM Constanţa||7,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|March 5, 2011||RK Zagreb - St. Petersburg HC||8,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|March 27, 2011||RK Zagreb - Rhein-Neckar Löwen||7,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|April 6, 2011||Slayer and Megadeth||4,000||Concert||European carnage tour|
|April 13, 2011||Roger Waters||17,004||Concert||The Wall Live|
|May 11, 2011||Shakira||10,000||Concert||The Sun Comes Out World Tour|
|June 1, 2011||Joe Cocker||6,000||Concert|
|July 4, 2011||Symphony of a Thousand||8,000||Concert|
|September 9–11, 2011||Kids Fair 2011||Fair|
|September 15, 2011||Youth Sport Games||10,000||Event||Closing Ceremony|
|September 17, 2011||Croatian Democratic Union Convention||10,000||Convention|
|September 20, 2011||George Michael||12,000||Concert|
|September 24–25, 2011||Beauty & Lifestyle Fair 2011||Fair|
|September 29, 2011||RK Zagreb – IK Sävehof||2,500||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 1, 2011||Britney Spears & Destinee & Paris||8,000||Concert|
|October 7, 2011||Hladno Pivo||13,000||Concert|
|October 8, 2011||RK Zagreb - RK Bosna Sarajevo||5,500||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 11, 2011||Jean Michel Jarre||3,000||Concert|
|October 21, 2011||Plácido Domingo||9,000||Concert|
|October 22, 2011||RK Zagreb - FC Barcelona||12,300||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 26, 2011||KK Zagreb - Panathinaikos BC||3,000||Sport (Basketball)||Euroleague|
|November 2, 2011||KK Zagreb - PBC CSKA Moscow||2,000||Sport (Basketball)||Euroleague|
|November 8, 2011||Rammstein & Deathstars||12,000||Concert|
|November 11, 2011||Parni Valjak||14,000||Concert|
|November 16, 2011||KK Zagreb - Žalgiris Kaunas||2,000||Sport (Basketball)||Euroleague|
|November 17, 2011||Lenny Kravitz & Raphael Saadiq||5,000||Concert|
|November 21, 2011||Tom Jones||6,000||Concert|
|November 22, 2011||Sade||10,000||Concert|
|November 24, 2011||KK Zagreb - Brose Baskets||2,500||Sport (Basketball)||Euroleague|
|November 26, 2011||RK Zagreb - Chambéry Savoie Handball||9,000||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|December 8, 2011||Tomislav Bralić & Klapa Intrade||12,000||Concert|
|December 14, 2011||KK Zagreb - Unicaja Malaga||3,000||Sport (Basketball)||Euroleague|
|December 16, 2011||Jelena Rozga & Bajaga||11,000||Concert||Karlovačko Live|
|December 22, 2011||Dino Merlin||20,000||Concert|
|January 8, 2012||KHL Medveščak - HK Acroni Jesenice||15,200||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 10, 2012||KHL Medveščak - Alba Volán Székesfehérvár||14,700||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 13, 2012||KHL Medveščak - KAC||15,200||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 15, 2012||KHL Medveščak - EC VSV||15,200||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 17, 2012||KHL Medveščak - HDD Olimpija Ljubljana||15,000||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 20, 2012||KHL Medveščak - EC Red Bull Salzburg||15,200||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 22, 2012||KHL Medveščak - EHC Black Wings Linz||15,000||Sport (Ice Hockey)||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
|January 31, 2012||Spain - Slovenia||5,300||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 1, 2012||Portugal - Azerbaijan||2,200||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 2, 2012||Slovenia - Ukraine||2,200||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 3, 2012||Azerbaijan - Serbia||2,300||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 4, 2012||Ukraine - Spain||3,500||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 5, 2012||Serbia - Portugal||2,300||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 6, 2012||Romania - Spain||1,500||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 7, 2012||Italy - Portugal||2,200||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 9, 2012||Croatia - Russia||14,300||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 9, 2012||Spain - Italy||14,300||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 11, 2012||Croatia - Italy||10,000||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 11, 2012||Russia - Spain||10,000||Sport (Futsal)||2012 UEFA Futsal Championship|
|February 17–19, 2012||Weeding Fair 2012||Fair|
|March 2–4, 2012||Croatian Food and Wine Festival||Fair|
|March 8, 2012||Zdravko Čolić||17,000||Concert|
|March 10, 2012||Mirko Filipović vs. Ray Sefo||18,000||Sport (K-1)||Cro Cop Final Fight|
|March 24, 2012||RK Zagreb - FK Metalurg Skopje||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|April 14, 2012||HT Tatran Prešov - FK Metalurg Skopje||500||Sport (Handball)||SEHA League Final|
|April 14, 2012||RK Zagreb - HC Vardar PRO - Skopje||2,500||Sport (Handball)||SEHA League Final|
|April 15, 2012||RK Zagreb - HT Tatran Prešov||Sport (Handball)||SEHA League Final|
|April 15, 2012||FK Metalurg Skopje - HC Vardar PRO - Skopje||Sport (Handball)||SEHA League Final|
|April 21, 2012||RK Zagreb - THW Kiel||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|June 12, 2012||2Cellos||10,000||Concert|
|June 27, 2012||Sting||5,000||Concert|
|September 17, 2012||Il Divo||Concert|
|September 21–23, 2012||Kids Fair 2012||Fair|
|October 20, 2012||RK Zagreb - FC Barcelona Handbol||Sport (Handball)||EHF Champions League|
|October 27–28, 2012||World Cat Show 2012||Show|
|May 23, 2013||Depeche Mode||15,969||Concert||Delta Machine Tour|
|April 11, 2015||Ennio Morricone||4,000||Concert|
- Beyoncé Knowles held a sold out concert of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, promoting the album 4 (Beyoncé Knowles album). Croatian singer Franka Batelić was the Opening Act. 17. April 2013.
- Mark Knopfler had a concert promoting his album Privateering (album). 5. May 2013.
- Severina Vučković held a concert as a part of her Dobrodošao u Klub Tour. Promoting her twelfth studio album Dobrodošao u Klub 11. May 2013.
- Iron Maiden held a full house concert as a part of their Maiden England World Tour. 31. July 2013.
- We Will Rock You (musical) took place, performing in total of 3 shows. 25.- 26. May 2013.
- 21.09.2013. RK Zagreb : Celje Pivovarna Laško
- 20.10.2013. RK Zagreb : MKB Veszprém KC
- 27.12.2013. RK Zagreb : Rhein-Neckar Löwen
- 27.12.2013. KHL Medveščak Zagreb : HC Dynamo Moscow
- 29.12.2013. KHL Medveščak Zagreb : HC Vityaz
- 23.01.2014. KHL Medveščak Zagreb : Atlant Moscow Oblast
- 25.01.2014. KHL Medveščak Zagreb : Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 27.01.2014. KHL Medveščak Zagreb : Severstal Cherepovets
- It will host a group of the FIBA EuroBasket 2015.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arena Zagreb.|
- Arena Zagreb Official Web Site (Croatian)
- Arena Zagreb on Facebook
- Arena Zagreb on YouTube
- Arena Zagreb photo gallery
- Arena Zagreb INGRA Brochure (Croatian) (English)
- World Buildings Directory - ARENA ZAGREB
|Events and tenants|
|World Men's Handball Championship
|UEFA Futsal Championship
|European Women's Handball Championship
|European Men's Handball Championship