Mediolanum Forum

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Mediolanum Forum
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Full name Mediolanum Forum di Assago
Former names Forum di Assago (1990-1997)
FilaForum di Assago (1997-2006)
DatchForum di Assago (2006-08)
Location Via Giuseppe di Vittorio 6 20090 Assago (MI), Italy
Coordinates 45°24′4″N 9°8′32″E / 45.40111°N 9.14222°E / 45.40111; 9.14222Coordinates: 45°24′4″N 9°8′32″E / 45.40111°N 9.14222°E / 45.40111; 9.14222
Opened 1990
Owner ForumNet S.p.A
Surface 40,000 m²
Capacity Basketball: 12,500[1]
Tenants
Armani Jeans Milano (1990-present)

The Mediolanum Forum (formerly known as FilaForum di Assago, DatchForum di Assago and Forum di Assago) is an indoor sports arena that is located in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,500 for basketball[2] and is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, and tennis. It also hosts live concerts.

The Forum received the European Prize for Architecture for sports venues awarded by CONI and the Council of Europe. It is also the only structure in Italy, along with Palalottomatica in Rome, that is a part of the European Arenas Association network.[3]

The Forum is the home floor of the Italian League professional basketball team Armani Jeans Milano.

History[edit]

The arena opened in 1990. Since then, it has hosted several important sports and musical events. Among them, the 1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 2003 IIHF Continental Cup Superfinal of ice hockey (Together with Lugano's Pista Resega), the WWE RAW and SmackDown! in 2007, and the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

In January 2009, the arena changed its name to the current name of Mediolanum Forum, replacing the old name of Datch Forum.[4]

Since 2011, the Forum has also been home to La Grande Sfida, the annual tennis exhibition event played every Christmas. The arena will host the 2014 edition of the Euroleague Final Four.[5]

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Preceded by
Olympiahalle
Munich
Ice Hockey World Championships
Final Venue

1994
Succeeded by
Globe Arena
Stockholm
Preceded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Acropolis Exhibition Hall
Nice
Preceded by
Ahoy
Rotterdam
MTV Europe Music Awards
Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Point Depot
Dublin
Preceded by
The O2 Arena
London
Euroleague
Final Four
Venue

2014
Succeeded by
TBD