European Arenas Association

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European Arenas Association (EAA) is an international association that represents 31 indoor arenas from 20 European countries. These structures must be enclosed, multifunctional, with a capacity of at least 6,000 seats, and managing to maintain high quality standards in all areas.[1]

History and activities[edit]

The European Arenas Association was formed in the early 1990s, with its main goal to create a common platform for a number of leading venues in Europe. The membership at the EAA involves a maximum of three arenas per country (until 2007, only two arenas per country were allowed). However, each of the countries of the United Kingdom is counted separately, so United Kingdom currently has five members – three from England and one from both Scotland and Northern Ireland. The main subjects of cooperation between the EAA members include commercial activities, technical and maintenance requirements, technology and market trends.[1]

List of arenas[edit]

Below is a complete list of the EAA members (as of June 2012):[2]

Arena City Country Capacity
Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam  The Netherlands 15,800
Arena Riga Riga  Latvia 12,500
Arena Zagreb Zagreb  Croatia 16,800
Kombank Arena Belgrade  Serbia 25,000
Budapest Sports Arena Budapest  Hungary 12,500
Ericsson Globe Stockholm  Sweden 16,000
Főnix Hall Debrecen  Hungary 8,500
Forest National Brussels  Belgium 8,000
Hallenstadion Zurich   Switzerland 13,000
Hartwall Areena Helsinki  Finland 13,000
Malmö Arena Malmö  Sweden 15,500
Mediolanum Forum Milan  Italy 12,000
National Exhibition Centre Birmingham  England 11,000
O2 Arena Prague  Czech Republic 18,000
O2 World Berlin  Germany 17,000
O2 World Hamburg  Germany 16,000
Odyssey Arena Belfast  Northern Ireland 14,000
Olympiahalle Munich  Germany 12,500
Palacio Vistalegre Madrid  Spain 14,000
AccorHotels Arena POPB Paris  France 20,390
PalaLottomatica Rome  Italy 11,350
Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona  Spain 17,000
MEO Arena Lisbon  Portugal 20,000
Saku Suurhall Arena Tallinn  Estonia 8,000
Scandinavium Gothenburg  Sweden 12,000
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow  Scotland 12,500
Siemens Arena Vilnius  Lithuania 12,500
St. Jakobshalle Basel   Switzerland 9,000
Tauron Arena Kraków Kraków  Poland 20,800
The O2 Arena London  England 23,000
Wembley Arena London  England 12,300
Wiener Stadthalle Vienna  Austria 16,000
HK Areena Turku  Finland 11,920


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