List of indoor arenas by capacity

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The following is a list of arenas ordered by seating capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators the arena can accommodate for a sports event. Only the capacity for indoor sports, such as basketball, ice hockey, and volleyball, are included. Currently all arenas with a capacity of 15,000 or more are included.

AT&T Stadium (Dallas, Texas), the Carrier Dome (Syracuse, New York, USA), the Stade Pierre-Mauroy (in Lille, France) and Paris La Défense Arena (Nanterre, France), are not included as they are dome and retractable roof stadiums built for field sports that also host indoor events. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which does not have a retractable roof, has been ignored in this list; it regularly seats more than 70,000 people for basketball games (NCAA and NBA), boxing (over 65,000 for the Ali-Spinks Rematch), and more than 75,000 for professional wrestling. In 1981 the Rolling Stones reported Superdome attendance of 87,500 for a concert, while Pope John Paul II spoke to a crowd of more than 80,000 children in 1987.

The list is divided into three subsections: current arenas, arenas under construction, and closed or arenas no longer used for sporting events.

Current arenas[edit]

Arena Capacity (max) City/Municipality Country
Philippine Arena 55,000[1] Bocaue  Philippines
Paris La Défense Arena 40,000 Paris  France
Romexpo 40,000 Bucharest  Romania
Saitama Super Arena 36,500 Saitama  Japan
SC Olimpiyskiy 35,000 Moscow  Russia
Baku Crystal Hall 27,000 Baku  Azerbaijan
Mineirinho 25,000 Belo Horizonte  Brazil
Smart Araneta Coliseum 25,000 Quezon City  Philippines
Štark Arena 24,232 Belgrade  Serbia
Rupp Arena 23,500 Lexington, Kentucky  United States
Greensboro Coliseum 23,500 Greensboro, North Carolina  United States
United Center 23,500 Chicago  United States
Sportpaleis 23,359 Antwerp  Belgium
Tacoma Dome 23,000 Tacoma, Washington  United States
Telenor Arena 23,000 Oslo  Norway
Arena Ciudad de México[2] 22,300 Mexico City  Mexico
Bell Centre 22,114 Montreal  Canada
KFC Yum! Center 22,090 Louisville, Kentucky  United States
Sevilla Park Arena 22,000 Seville  Spain
Tauron Arena Kraków 22,000 Kraków  Poland
Scottrade Center 22,000 St. Louis, Missouri  United States
Dean Smith Center 21,750 Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States
Thompson–Boling Arena 21,678 Knoxville, Tennessee  United States
Ethias Arena 21,600 Hasselt  Belgium
Wells Fargo Center 21,500 Philadelphia  United States
Amalie Arena 21,500 Tampa, Florida  United States
American Airlines Center 21,146 Dallas  United States
Qudos Bank Arena 21,032 Sydney  Australia
Manchester Arena 21,000 Manchester  United Kingdom
Madison Square Garden 20,789 New York City  United States
BB&T Center 20,737 Sunrise, Florida  United States
Quicken Loans Arena 20,562 Cleveland  United States
Air Canada Centre 20,511 Toronto  Canada
Target Center 20,500 Minneapolis  United States
Moda Center 20,500 Portland, Oregon  United States
Little Caesars Arena 20,491 Detroit  United States
Capital One Arena 20,356 Washington, D.C.  United States
AccorHotels Arena 20,300 Paris  France
Spectrum Center 20,200 Charlotte, North Carolina  United States
Pyongyang Gymnasium 20,100 Pyongyang  North Korea
Bogotá Arena 20,000 Bogotá  Colombia
Giti Pasand Arena 20,000 Isfahan  Iran
Mall of Asia Arena 20,000 Pasay  Philippines
SCC Peterburgskiy 20,000 Saint Petersburg  Russia
The O2 Arena 20,000 London  United Kingdom
Poliedro de Caracas 20,000[3] Caracas  Venezuela
Palacio de los Deportes 20,000 Mexico City  Mexico
The Covered Hall 20,000 Cairo  Egypt
Altice Arena 20,000 Lisbon  Portugal
Coliseo Amauta 20,000 Lima  Peru
Yamada Green Dome 20,000 Maebashi  Japan
Amway Center 20,000 Orlando, Florida  United States
T-Mobile Arena 20,000 Paradise, Nevada  United States
Vikingskipet 20,000 Hamar  Norway
Žalgiris Arena 20,000 Kaunas  Lithuania
Lanxess Arena 20,000 Cologne  Germany
Ticketpro Dome 20,000 Johannesburg, Gauteng  South Africa
Bridgestone Arena 20,000 Nashville, Tennessee  United States
BMO Harris Bradley Center 20,000 Milwaukee  United States
Nationwide Arena 20,000 Columbus, Ohio  United States
PPG Paints Arena 19,758 Pittsburgh  United States
PNC Arena 19,722 Raleigh, North Carolina  United States
Rogers Arena 19,700 Vancouver  Canada
American Airlines Arena 19,600 Miami  United States
Oracle Arena 19,596 Oakland, California  United States
TD Garden 19,580 Boston  United States
Pepsi Center 19,520 Denver  United States
Rogers Place 19,500 Edmonton  Canada
Vivint Smart Home Arena 19,387 Salt Lake City  United States
Bud Walton Arena 19,368 Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States
Scotiabank Saddledome 19,289 Calgary  Canada
Sprint Center 19,252 Kansas City, Missouri  United States
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall 19,250 Athens  Greece
KeyBank Center 19,200 Buffalo, New York  United States
BOK Center 19,199 Tulsa, Oklahoma  United States
SAP Center at San Jose 19,190 San Jose, California  United States
Staples Center 19,060 Los Angeles  United States
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center 19,049 Columbus, Ohio  United States
Barclays Center 19,000 Brooklyn, New York  United States
Golden 1 Center 19,000 Sacramento, California  United States
Legacy Arena 19,000 Birmingham, Alabama  United States
Toyota Center 19,000 Houston  United States
FirstOntario Centre 19,000 Hamilton, Ontario  Canada
Gila River Arena 19,000 Glendale, Arizona  United States
AT&T Center 19,000 San Antonio  United States
Marriott Center 18,987 Provo, Utah  United States
CenturyLink Center Omaha 18,975 Omaha, Nebraska  United States
Honda Center 18,900 Anaheim, California  United States
Freedom Hall 18,865 Louisville, Kentucky  United States
Jeunesse Arena 18,768 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
Prudential Center 18,711 Newark, New Jersey  United States
Thomas & Mack Center 18,645 Paradise, Nevada  United States
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot 18,500 San Juan  Puerto Rico
Smoothie King Center 18,500 New Orleans  United States
Talking Stick Resort Arena 18,422 Phoenix, Arizona  United States
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 18,345 Indianapolis  United States
Centre Vidéotron 18,259 Quebec City, Quebec  Canada
Allstate Arena 18,211 Rosemont, Illinois  United States
Chesapeake Energy Arena 18,203 Oklahoma City  United States
FedExForum 18,119 Memphis, Tennessee  United States
State Farm Arena 18,118 Atlanta  United States
Cadillac Arena 18,000 Beijing  China
Dalian Arena 18,000 Dalian  China
Beijing National Indoor Stadium 18,000 Beijing  China
Mercedes-Benz Arena 18,000 Shanghai  China
New Shenzhen Arena 18,000 Shenzhen  China
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center 18,000 Shanghai  China
Guangzhou International Sports Arena 18,000 Guangzhou  China
O2 Arena 18,000 Prague  Czech Republic
Coliseo El Pueblo 18,000 Cali  Colombia
Indonesia Convention Exhibition 18,000 Tangerang  Indonesia
Unipol Arena 18,000 Bologna  Italy
M-Wave 18,000 Nagano  Japan
Verizon Arena 18,000 North Little Rock, Arkansas  United States
Colonial Life Arena 18,000 Columbia, South Carolina  United States
Palau Sant Jordi 17,960 Barcelona  Spain
Xcel Energy Center 17,954 Saint Paul, Minnesota  United States
Xfinity Center 17,950 College Park, Maryland  United States
Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center 17,900 Austin, Texas  United States
Arena Monterrey 17,599 Monterrey  Mexico
U.S. Bank Arena 17,556 Cincinnati  United States
The Forum, presented by Chase 17,500 Inglewood, California  United States
Times Union Center 17,500 Albany, New York  United States
KeyArena 17,459 Seattle  United States
Canadian Tire Centre 17,373 Ottawa  Canada
Capital Indoor Stadium 17,345 Beijing  China
Kohl Center 17,230 Madison, Wisconsin  United States
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 17,222 Bloomington, Indiana  United States
MGM Grand Garden Arena 17,157 Paradise, Nevada  United States
PostFinance-Arena 17,031 Bern   Switzerland
Armeec Arena 17,000 Sofia  Bulgaria
Salle Omnisport de Radès 17,000 Radès  Tunisia
Ziggo Dome 17,000 Amsterdam  Netherlands
Yokohama Arena 17,000 Yokohama  Japan
Halle Tony Garnier 17,000 Lyon  France
Mercedes-Benz Arena 17,000 Berlin  Germany
Movistar Arena 17,000 Santiago  Chile
Wells Fargo Arena 16,980 Des Moines, Iowa  United States
Ginásio Nilson Nelson 16,600 Brasília  Brazil
Pala Alpitour 16,600 Turin  Italy
Arena México 16,500 Mexico City  Mexico
State Farm Center 16,500 Champaign, Illinois  United States
Westfalenhallen 16,500 Dortmund  Germany
Sinan Erdem Dome 16,457 Istanbul  Turkey
Bell MTS Place 16,345 Winnipeg  Canada
Allen Fieldhouse 16,300 Lawrence, Kansas  United States
Pacific Coliseum 16,281 Vancouver  Canada
Rod Laver Arena 16,200 Melbourne  Australia
Save Mart Center at Fresno State 16,182 Fresno, California  United States
Fernando Buesa Arena 16,164 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain
Wiener Stadthalle 16,152 Vienna  Austria
Pinnacle Bank Arena 16,130 Lincoln, Nebraska  United States
Smart Araneta Coliseum 16,035 Quezon City  Philippines
Royal Arena 16,000 Copenhagen  Denmark
AsiaWorld Arena 16,000 Hong Kong  Hong Kong
Coliseo General Rumiñahui 16,000 Quito  Ecuador
Barclaycard Arena 16,000 Hamburg  Germany
Osaka-jo Hall 16,000 Osaka  Japan
Ericsson Globe 16,000 Stockholm  Sweden
Axiata Arena 16,000 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
Ahoy Rotterdam 15,818 Rotterdam  Netherlands
Arena Birmingham 15,800 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Genting Arena 15,683 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Jerusalem Payis Arena 15,654 Jerusalem  Israel
XL Center 15,564 Hartford, Connecticut  United States
Perth Arena 15,500 Perth  Australia
Olympiahalle 15,500 Munich  Germany
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 15,500 Stuttgart  Germany
Malmö Arena 15,500 Malmö  Sweden
WiZink Center 15,500 Madrid  Spain
Bizkaia Arena 15,414 Barakaldo  Spain
Dreamstyle Arena 15,411 Albuquerque, New Mexico  United States
Carver–Hawkeye Arena 15,400 Iowa City, Iowa  United States
Coleman Coliseum 15,383 Tuscaloosa, Alabama  United States
Lusail Sports Arena 15,300 Lusail  Qatar
Bryce Jordan Center 15,261 University Park, Pennsylvania  United States
SaskTel Centre 15,100 Saskatoon  Canada
United Supermarkets Arena 15,098 Lubbock, Texas  United States
Minsk-Arena 15,086 Minsk  Belarus
Taipei Arena 15,085 Taipei  Taiwan
Mizzou Arena 15,061 Columbia, Missouri  United States
Arena-Auditorium 15,028 Laramie, Wyoming  United States
Intrust Bank Arena 15,004 Wichita, Kansas  United States
Palais 12 15,000 Brussels  Belgium
Olympic Gymnastics Arena 15,000 Seoul  South Korea
Jon M. Huntsman Center 15,000 Salt Lake City  United States
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 15,000 Jacksonville, Florida  United States
Marine Messe Fukuoka 15,000 Fukuoka  Japan
Coupole Mohamed Boudiaf 15,000 Algiers  Algeria
Arena Jaraguá 15,000 Jaraguá do Sul  Brazil
Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães 15,000 Recife  Brazil
Goiânia Arena 15,000 Goiânia  Brazil
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena 15,000 Shanghai  China
Cotai Arena 15,000 Macau  Macau
Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva 15,000 Havana  Cuba
Helliniko Olympic Arena 15,000 Elliniko  Greece
Ergo Arena 15,000 Gdansk  Poland
Taoyuan Arena 15,000 Taoyuan  Taiwan
Kaohsiung Arena 15,000 Kaohsiung  Taiwan
Hua Mark Indoor Stadium 15,000 Bangkok Thailand Thailand
Hamdan Sports Complex 15,000 Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Herning  Denmark
Hartwall Arena 15,000 Helsinki  Finland
SAP Arena 15,000 Mannheim  Germany
VFG Arena 15,000 Guadalajara  Mexico
DirecTV Arena 15,000 Tortuguitas  Argentina
Hallenstadion 15,000 Zürich   Switzerland
Arena Zagreb 15,000 Zagreb  Croatia
Movistar Arena Bogotá 14,000 Bogotá  Colombia
Zetra Olympic Hall 12,000 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arenas under construction[edit]

Arena Capacity City Country Open
KJC King Dome 70,000 Davao City  Philippines 2020
Fiserv Forum 17,500 Milwaukee  United States 2018
Bangkok Arena (Bang Na) 15,000 Bangkok  Thailand 2023
Em Live 6,000 Bangkok  Thailand 2022

Closed arenas[edit]

Arena Capacity City Country Closed
Charlotte Coliseum 24,042 Charlotte, North Carolina  United States 2007
The Palace of Auburn Hills 22,076 Auburn Hills, Michigan  United States 2017
Burswood Dome 21,754 Perth  Australia 2012
Richfield Coliseum 20,273 Richfield, Ohio  United States 1999
Memphis Pyramid 20,142 Memphis, Tennessee  United States 2004 (2015 as reopened and renovated Memphis Pyramid)
Joe Louis Arena 20,066 Detroit  United States 2017
Mata Elang International Stadium 20,053 Jakarta  Indonesia 2014
Meadowlands Arena 20,049 East Rutherford, New Jersey  United States 2015
St. Louis Arena 20,000 St. Louis  United States 1994
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19,000 London  United Kingdom 2014
Capital Centre 18,756 Landover, Maryland  United States 1999 (demolished in 2003)
Madison Square Garden 18,496 New York City  United States 1968
Wachovia Spectrum 18,136 Philadelphia  United States 2009
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 18,000 Buffalo, New York  United States 1996 (demolished in 2009)
Palasport di San Siro 18,000 Milan  Italy 1985
The Marlins Palace 17,999 General Santos Philippines Philippines 2010
Amway Arena 17,519 Orlando, Florida  United States 2010
Chicago Stadium 17,317 Chicago  United States 1994 (demolished in 1995, now a parking lot for United Center)
Sleep Train Arena 17,317 Sacramento, California  United States 2016
Reunion Arena 17,293 Dallas  United States 2008
McNichols Sports Arena 17,171 Denver, Colorado  United States 1999
Northlands Coliseum 16,839 Edmonton  Canada 2017
Miami Arena 16,640 Miami  United States 2008
Market Square Arena 16,530 Indianapolis  United States 2001
Omni Coliseum 16,378 Atlanta  United States 1997
Maple Leaf Gardens 16,307 Toronto  Canada 2002 (reopened as smaller venue in 2011)
Compaq Center 16,285 Houston  United States 1998 (closed for sporting events)
Fantasy City Arena 16,284 Bangkok Thailand Thailand 1997
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 16,161 Los Angeles  United States 2016
HemisFair Arena 16,057 San Antonio  United States 1995
RiverCentre 16,000 St. Paul, Minnesota  United States 1998
Winnipeg Arena 15,565 Winnipeg  Canada 2006
Hollywood Sportatorium 15,532 Pembroke Pines, Florida  United States 1993
Colisée Pepsi 15,399 Quebec City  Canada 2015
London Docklands Arena 15,000 London  United Kingdom 2005
Detroit Olympia 15,000 Detroit  United States 1987
Met Center 15,000 Bloomington, Minnesota  United States 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facilities – The Philippine Arena". philippinearena.net. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.arenaciudaddemexico.com.mx
  3. ^ "El Poliedro de Caracas". poliedrodecaracas.com.ve. Retrieved 2016-03-06.