Krešimir Ćosić Hall

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Krešimir Ćosić Hall
Dvorana Krešimira Ćosića
Krešimir Ćosić Hall
Former names Arena Zadar
Sportski centar Višnjik
Location Zadar, Croatia
Coordinates 44°7′10.20″N 15°14′44.12″E / 44.1195000°N 15.2455889°E / 44.1195000; 15.2455889Coordinates: 44°7′10.20″N 15°14′44.12″E / 44.1195000°N 15.2455889°E / 44.1195000; 15.2455889
Capacity 7,847[1]
Opened 2008
Tenants
KK Zadar

Krešimir Ćosić Hall (Croatian: Dvorana Krešimira Ćosića) is a multi-use indoor arena in Zadar, Croatia. Completed in May 2008, with an official seating capacity of 7,847,[2] it is used mostly for team handball and basketball matches. It was used as one of the venues during the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship and home matches of KK Zadar. Also, the Croatia Davis Cup team has played at the arena for the 2008 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs and the 2016 Davis Cup World Group semifinals. The KK Zadar supporter group Tornado Zadar has their own section of the arena.

As of 3 October 2008, its official name became Krešimir Ćosić Hall, named after the legendary Croatian basketball player Krešimir Ćosić.[3] Former names of the arena were Sportski centar Višnjik and Arena Zadar. The arena's nickname is "Peka".[4] For several months during 2008, it was the largest indoor arena in Croatia, and now it is the third largest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://peka.visnjik.hr/hr/index.php/objekti/dvorane#velika-glavna-dvorana
  2. ^ http://peka.visnjik.hr/hr/index.php/objekti/dvorane#velika-glavna-dvorana
  3. ^ Dvorani na Višnjiku ime Krešimira Ćosića
  4. ^ The nickname "Peka" may refer to the fact that the first event held in the arena was a handball qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics, which were in Peking.

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