Fernando Buesa Arena

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Fernando Buesa Arena
Buesa Arena
BuesaArenaOutdoors.jpg
Former names Pabellón Araba (1991–2000)[1]
Location Torre 12 01013
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain
Coordinates 42°51′51.97″N 2°38′28.22″W / 42.8644361°N 2.6411722°W / 42.8644361; -2.6411722Coordinates: 42°51′51.97″N 2°38′28.22″W / 42.8644361°N 2.6411722°W / 42.8644361; -2.6411722
Owner Diputación Foral de Álava
Capacity Basketball:
15,504 [2]
Boxing / Martial arts:
16,164 [2]
Record attendance 15,544 (Baskonia vs Real Madrid, 3 January 2016)
Construction
Opened 1991[3]
Expanded 2012
Tenants
Saski Baskonia (1991–Present)

Fernando Buesa Arena is an indoor sports arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of Saski Baskonia.

History[edit]

The history and evolution of this sports enclosure has been closely tied to its main user, the basketball team Saski Baskonia of the League ACB.

The arena's seating capacity, for basketball, is up to 15,504 people. Works to increase the arena's seating capacity from 9,923 to 15,504 people began in March 2011, and finished in April 2012.[4][5][6]

Buesa Arena again beat the record of attendance against Real Madrid on 3 January 2016, with 15,544 spectatos.[7]

Major events[edit]

The arena hosted the 1996 Saporta Cup Final, in which local Saski Baskonia won the title and also hosted the 2010 Eurocup Finals.[8]

The Final Eight of the Copa del Rey was played four times at Buesa Arena (2000, 2002, 2008 and 2013).[9]

On 9 April 2012, at the game of Caja Laboral against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the record of attendance in a basketball game of Liga ACB with 15,504 spectators.[10]

The arena has hosted the Euskalgym in 2014, which is one of the biggest and greatest rhythmic gymnastics gala events in the world and will do it once again in 2015.

On 3 January 2016, at the game of Laboral Kutxa against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the new record of attendance in a basketball game of Liga ACB with 15,544 spectators.[11]

Attendances[edit]

This is a list of league and Euroleague games attendances of Baskonia at Fernando Buesa Arena since the last expansion was completed.

Liga ACB Euroleague
Season Total High Low Average Season Total High Low Average
2011–12[12] 94,038 15,504 10,512 13,434 2011–12 All games played at Iradier Arena
2012–13 189,449 14,381 7,143 9,971 2012–13 168,416 15,068 9,936 12,030
2013–14 165,412 14,623 6,824 9,190 2013–14 128,106 14,196 8,246 10,676
2014–15 160,517 11,246 7,812 8,918 2014–15 117,882 12,619 7,689 9,824
2015–16 208,276 15,544 6,729 9,918 2015–16 153,265 13,964 8,366 10,948

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Preceded by
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Istanbul
European Cup
Final Venue

1996
Succeeded by
Eleftheria Indoor Hall
Nicosia
Preceded by
PalaVela
Turin
Eurocup
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Palaverde
Treviso