Ethias Arena

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Ethias Arena
LocationGouverneur Verwilghensingel 70, 3500 Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
Coordinates50°56′04″N 5°21′48″E / 50.93431°N 5.36322°E / 50.93431; 5.36322Coordinates: 50°56′04″N 5°21′48″E / 50.93431°N 5.36322°E / 50.93431; 5.36322
OwnerAntwerp Sportpaleis NV
OperatorAntwerp Sportpaleis NV
Capacity16,000 (seated)
21,600 (standing)
Construction
Broke ground15 March 2004
BuiltMarch–September 2004
Opened21 September 2004
Renovated2012
Construction cost11.7 million
ArchitectJamaer Architecten[1]
Structural engineerBTA engineers
Main contractorsCosimco (Kontich)
Tenants
Gaz de France Stars (Tennis) (2004–2006)

The Ethias Arena is the largest multipurpose arena in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium used for music concerts, sports (tennis, indoor cycling, jumping, etc.) and other large events. The arena opened in September 2004 and holds up to 21,600 people.

The Ethias Arena is a part of the Grenslandhallen and has a surface of 13,600 square meters (44,619 square feet).[2]

At the end of 2005, "Plopsa Indoor Hasselt [nl]", an indoor attraction park for children, opened next to the Grenslandhallen/Ethias Arena and is unique in Belgium.

Events[edit]

On 26 November 2005, the 3rd Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Ethias Arena.

In 2015, 2016 and 2017, it hosted the European Championship in darts, a Professional Darts Corporation event.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethias arena, Jamaer Architecten - Hasselt - Belgium - MIMOA". Mimoa. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Jamaer Architecten - Nieuws". www.jamaerarchitecten.be. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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