Pinki Hall

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Pinki Hall
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Full name Dom sportova, omladine i pionira "Pinki"
Location Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia
Owner Naftna industrija Srbije (49%)
Capacity 5,000
Opened October 21, 1974

Pinki Hall (Serbian Cyrillic: Хала Пинки) is an indoor multi-sports venue located in Belgrade's municipality of Zemun, Serbia. The venue has an indoor hall and an indoor swimming pool. Its initial full official name was Dom sportova, omladine i pionira "Pinki" (Pinki, The Hall of Sports, Youth, and Pioneers). The hall has a seating capacity of 2,300 for sports events and around 5,000 for concerts.

Opened on October 21, 1974, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Zemun being liberated from the Nazis and their puppet state Independent State of Croatia, the hall has hosted various basketball, handball, and volleyball teams. Lately, it mostly serves for recreational use.

Hala Pinki is the only sports venue in the city of Belgrade that is not financed by the city government, because Zemun's municipal government headed by the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) in 2000 transformed the venue's controlling entity into a publicly traded company and sold the controlling stake (49%) to Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) oil company.

The venue is named after Boško Palkovljević Pinki, People's Hero of Yugoslavia.



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Coordinates: 44°50′25″N 20°24′38″E / 44.84028°N 20.41056°E / 44.84028; 20.41056