Aleksandar Nikolić Hall

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Aleksandar Nikolić Hall
Хала Александар Николић / Hala Aleksandar Nikolić
Hala Pionir Beograd.jpg
Former names Pionir (1973-2016)
Location Belgrade,  Serbia
Coordinates 44°48′55.86″N 20°29′6.40″E / 44.8155167°N 20.4851111°E / 44.8155167; 20.4851111Coordinates: 44°48′55.86″N 20°29′6.40″E / 44.8155167°N 20.4851111°E / 44.8155167; 20.4851111
Owner JP Tašmajdan SRC
Capacity 5,878
Construction
Opened 24 May 1973
Renovated 2011
Tenants
Crvena zvezda
Partizan

The Aleksandar Nikolić Hall (Serbian: Хала Александар Николић / Hala Aleksandar Nikolić), formerly known as Pionir Hall or Pionir Arena (Serbian: Хала Пионир / Hala Pionir), is an indoor sports arena in Belgrade, Serbia, located in the Belgrade municipality of Palilula. The official seating capacity of the arena is 5,878.[1]

It was renamed in 2016 in honour of Serbian basketball player and coach Aleksandar Nikolić.

The hall is well known for its frequent matches between different basketball clubs, especially Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade), Partizan Belgrade, and foreign clubs.

History[edit]

Red Star Belgrade players practice under the command of head coach Svetislav Pešić in September 2008

The arena hosted the final round of EuroBasket 1975, the final of the EuroLeague's 1976–77 season (in which Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Pallacanestro Varese), and the FIBA EuroCup's 1997–98 season final.[2] In October 1989, the 16th World Judo Championships took place in Pionir Hall.[3]

The arena hosted several preliminary round games of the EuroBasket 2005 and 2013 World Women's Handball Championship.

On 23 February 2016, the name of the arena was changed from Pionir Hall to Hall Aleksandar Nikolić, after the former basketball player and coach, Aleksandar "Aca" Nikolić.

In April 2017, the arena played host to the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal between Serbia and Spain, with Serbia winning the tie 4-1 to advance to the semifinals.[4]

Concerts[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

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Preceded by
Palau dels Esports
Barcelona
EuroBasket
Final Venue

1975
Succeeded by
Country Hall du Sart Tilman
Liège
Preceded by
Patinoire des Vernets
Geneva
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Venue

1977
Succeeded by
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
Munich
Preceded by
Eleftheria Indoor Hall
Nicosia
EuroCup
Final Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Príncipe Felipe Arena
Zaragoza
Preceded by
None
Zvezde Granda
Final Venue

2004
Succeeded by
Tašmajdan Stadium
Preceded by
Arena Łódź
Łódź
European Women's Volleyball Championship
Final Venue

2011
Succeeded by
Max Schmeling Halle
Berlin