List of indoor arenas in Europe

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This is a list of indoor arenas in Europe by capacity. A broad definition of "Europe" is used here, including the entirety of Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan.

The venues are by their final capacity after construction for seating-only events. There is more capacity if standing room is included (i.e. for concerts). All venues with at least 10,000 seats are listed.

Current arenas[edit]

Štark Arena, Belgrade
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Manchester Arena, Manchester
Altice Arena, Lisbon
O2 Arena, London
Lanxess Arena, Cologne
O2 Arena, Prague
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Westfalenhallen, Dortmund
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Štark Arena 24,232[1] 2004 Belgrade  Serbia
Sportpaleis 23,359[2][3] 1933 Antwerp  Belgium
Tauron Arena Kraków 22,000[4] 2014 Kraków  Poland
Manchester Arena 21,000[5] 1995 Manchester  United Kingdom
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall 20,700[6] 1995 Athens  Greece
AccorHotels Arena 20,300[7] 1984 Paris  France
Altice Arena 20,100[8] 1998 Lisbon  Portugal
The O2 Arena 20,000[9] 2007 London  United Kingdom
Žalgiris Arena 20,000 2011 Kaunas  Lithuania
Lanxess Arena 19,500[10] 1998 Cologne  Germany
O2 Arena 19,000 2004 Prague  Czech Republic
Pala Alpitour 18,100 2005 Turin  Italy
Palau Sant Jordi 17,500 1990 Barcelona  Spain
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin 17,400 2008 Berlin  Germany
Ziggo Dome 17,200[11] 2012 Amsterdam  Netherlands
PostFinance Arena 17,100 1967 Bern   Switzerland
Westfalenhallen 16,500 1952 Dortmund  Germany
Rotterdam Ahoy 16,426[12] 1950 Rotterdam  Netherlands
Royal Arena 16,100 2017 Copenhagen  Denmark
Barclaycard Arena Hamburg 16,400[13] 2002 Hamburg  Germany
Wiener Stadthalle 16,300 1958 Vienna  Austria
Ericsson Globe 16,200 1989 Stockholm  Sweden
P&J Live 16,000[14] 2019 Aberdeen  United Kingdom
Arena Birmingham 15,800[15] 1991 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Resorts World Arena 15,685[16] 1980 Birmingham  United Kingdom
Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504 1991 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain
Malmö Arena 15,500 2009 Malmö  Sweden
WiZink Center 15,500 1960 Madrid  Spain
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 15,500 1983 Stuttgart  Germany
Bizkaia Arena 15,414 2004 Barakaldo  Spain
Sinan Erdem Dome 15,400 2010 Istanbul  Turkey
Arena Zagreb 15,300 2008 Zagreb  Croatia
Ethias Arena 15,200[17] 2004 Hasselt  Belgium
Minsk-Arena 15,086 2009 Minsk  Belarus
Romexpo Dome 15,000[18] 1991 Bucharest  Romania
Palais 12 15,000[19] 2013 Brussels  Belgium
Ergo Arena 15,000 2010 Gdańsk/Sopot  Poland
Halle Tony Garnier 15,000 1988 Lyon  France
SAP Arena 15,000 2005 Mannheim  Germany
Hartwall Arena 15,000 1997 Helsinki  Finland
Hellinikon Olympic Arena 15,000 2003 Faliro  Greece
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 2010 Herning  Denmark
VTB Arena Small Arena 15,000 2019 Moscow  Russia
Peace and Friendship Stadium 14,905 1983 Piraeus  Greece
3Arena 14,500 2008 Dublin  Ireland
Arena Stožice 14,480 2010 Ljubljana  Slovenia
Tipsport Arena 14,475 1962 Prague  Czech Republic
Palacio Vistalegre 14,000 2000 Madrid  Spain
Scandinavium 14,000 1971 Gothenburg  Sweden
Hallenstadion 14,000 1939 Zürich   Switzerland
Megasport Arena 14,000 2006 Moscow  Russia
Park&Suites Arena 14,000 2010 Montpellier  France
Atlas Arena 13,805 2009 Łódź  Poland
Ülker Sports Arena 13,800 2011 Istanbul  Turkey
First Direct Arena 13,781[20][21] 2013 Leeds  United Kingdom
Gliwice Arena 13,752 2018 Gliwice  Poland
FlyDSA Arena 13,600[22] 1991 Sheffield  United Kingdom
Festhalle Frankfurt 13,500 1909 Frankfurt  Germany
Sparkassen-Arena 13,500 1952 Kiel  Germany
ISS Dome 13,400 2006 Düsseldorf  Germany
Sørmarka Arena 13,000 2010 Stavanger  Norway
The SSE Hydro 13,000[23] 2013 Glasgow  United Kingdom
Elmia Eventcenter 13,000 1961 Jönköping  Sweden
Adriatic Arena 13,000 1996 Pesaro  Italy
Flanders Expo 13,000 1986 Ghent  Belgium
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona 12,760 1991 Badalona  Spain
König Pilsener Arena 12,650 1996 Oberhausen  Germany
Siemens Arena 12,500 2004 Vilnius  Lithuania
Mediolanum Forum 12,500 1990 Assago  Italy
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna 12,500 2003 Budapest  Hungary
Thialf 12,500 1967 Heerenveen  Netherlands
The SSE Arena, Wembley 12,500[24] 1934 London  United Kingdom
Caja Mágica 12,442 2009 Madrid  Spain
St. Jakobshalle 12,400 1976 Basel   Switzerland
Arena Armeec 12,373[25] 2011 Sofia  Bulgaria
Galaxie d'Amnéville 12,200 1990 Amnéville  France
Olympiahalle München 12,150 1972 Munich  Germany
VTB Ice Palace 12,100 2015 Moscow  Russia
Zénith de Strasbourg 12,079 2008 Strasbourg  France
Baku Crystal Hall 12,000 2012 Baku  Azerbaijan
Trondheim Spektrum 12,000 1963/2019 Trondheim  Norway
Palais des sports de Grenoble 12,000 1967 Grenoble  France
Forum Braga [pt] 12,000 1981/2017 Braga  Portugal
Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 12,000 2000 Saint Petersburg  Russia
Velodrom 12,000 2000 Berlin  Germany
Arena Leipzig 12,000 2002 Leipzig  Germany
Zetra Olympic Hall 12,000 1983 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ostravar Aréna 12,000 1986 Ostrava  Czech Republic
Bolshoy Ice Dome 12,000 2012 Sochi  Russia
Barys Arena 12,000 2015 Nur-Sultan  Kazakhstan
Almaty Ice Palace 12,000 2016 Almaty  Kazakhstan
Gatorade Center 11,820 1990 Turku  Finland
Luzhniki Palace of Sports 11,500 1956 Moscow  Russia
Gran Canaria Arena 11,500 2014 Las Palmas  Spain
Saab Arena 11,500 2004 Linköping  Sweden
Spodek 11,500 1971 Katowice  Poland
Utilita Arena 11,400[26] 1995 Newcastle  United Kingdom
Pais Arena 11,000 2014 Jerusalem  Israel
Arkéa Arena 11,300 2018 Bordeaux  France
Arēna Rīga 11,200 2006 Riga  Latvia
Plaza de Toros de La Ribera 11,046 2001 Logroño  Spain
Gavlerinken Arena 11,000 1967/2006 Gävle  Sweden
Europarque [pt] 11,000 1995 Santa Maria da Feira  Portugal
PalaLottomatica 11,000 1960 Rome  Italy
M&S Bank Arena 11,000[27] 2008 Liverpool  United Kingdom
Håkons Hall 11,000 1993 Lillehammer  Norway
Ankara Arena 11,000 2010 Ankara  Turkey
Karen Demirchyan Complex 11,000 1983 Yerevan  Armenia
TUI Arena 11,000 2000 Hanover  Germany
Centennial Hall 11,000 1913 Wrocław  Poland
Tbilisi Sports Palace 11,000 1961 Tbilisi  Georgia
Coliseum da Coruña 11,000 1991 A Coruña  Spain
Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena 11,000 1999 Málaga  Spain
Unipol Arena 11,000 1993 Casalecchio di Reno  Italy
Arena Nürnberger Versicherung 11,000 2001 Nuremberg  Germany
Laugardalshöllin 11,000 1973 Reykjavík  Iceland
Spaladium Arena 10,931 2009 Split  Croatia
Forest National 10,800 1970 Brussels  Belgium
The SSE Arena, Belfast 10,800[28] 2000 Belfast  United Kingdom
Hall XXL 10,750 2013 Nantes  France
Iradier Arena 10,714 1941 Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain
Chizhovka-Arena 10,600 2013 Minsk  Belarus
Madrid Arena 10,500 2002 Madrid  Spain
Pabellón Príncipe Felipe 10,500 1990 Zaragoza  Spain
TatNeft Arena 10,400 2005 Kazan  Russia
Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383 1963 Tel Aviv  Israel
Löfbergs Arena 10,300 2001 Karlstad  Sweden
Tipsport arena Pardubice 10,300 1960 Pardubice  Czech Republic
Eisstadion an der Brehmstraße 10,285 1935 Düsseldorf  Germany
Plaza de Toros de Illumbe 10,241 1998 San Sebastián  Spain
Slovnaft Aréna 10,110 2011 Bratislava  Slovakia
Max-Schmeling-Halle 10,012 1996 Berlin  Germany
Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno 10,000 1892/2006 Lisbon  Portugal
Oslo Spektrum 10,000 1991 Oslo  Norway
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo 10,000 1988 Seville  Spain
İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall 10,000 2004 İzmir  Turkey
ÖVB Arena 10,000 2004 Bremen  Germany
Arena 2000 10,000 2001 Yaroslavl  Russia
Arena Omsk 10,000 2007 Omsk  Russia
Saku Suurhall 10,000 2001 Tallinn  Estonia
Mytishchi Arena 10,000 2006 Mytishchi  Russia
PAOK Sports Arena 10,000 2000 Thessaloniki  Greece
Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena 10,000 2003 Athens  Greece
Bilbao Arena 10,000 2010 Bilbao  Spain
León Arena 10,000 1948 Léon  Spain
Plaza de Toros La Cubierta 10,000 1997 Leganés  Spain
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 10,000[29] 2000 Nottingham  United Kingdom
Kyiv Palace of Sports 10,000 1960 Kyiv  Ukraine
B&W Hallerne 10,000 1960's/1996/2014 Copenhagen  Denmark
Főnix Hall 10,000 2002 Debrecen  Hungary
Olympiahalle Innsbruck 10,000 1963 Innsbruck  Austria
Stadthalle Graz 10,000 2002 Graz  Austria
SEG Geneva Arena 10,000 1995 Geneva   Switzerland
National Gymnastics Arena 10,000 2014 Baku  Azerbaijan
Steel Aréna 10,000 2006 Košice  Slovakia
d'Coque 10,000 1982/2002[30] Luxembourg  Luxembourg
BTarena 10,000 2014 Cluj-Napoca  Romania
Vaudoise Aréna 10,000 2019 Lausanne   Switzerland

Current arenas that can be used for football[edit]

Currently these arenas are primarily used for indoor sports and/or other events i.e. music concerts, but can also receive association football or rugby matches in the winter, unlike the US and Canada domes, which are enclosed stadiums primarily used for outdoor sports.

Telenor Arena could be considered the only dome in Europe from its opening in 2009 until 2011, when the association football club Stabæk used it for their home matches before returning to their old home, Nadderud Stadion, as the club couldn't support the rent to play at Telenor Arena. The next domed stadium to open in Europe was Paris La Défense Arena in 2017.

Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Paris La Défense Arena 40,000 2017 Nanterre  France
SC Olimpiyskiy 30,000[31] 1980 Moscow  Russia
Telenor Arena 26,000 2009 Bærum  Norway
Vikingskipet 20,000 1992 Hamar  Norway
Egilshöllin 18,000 2004 Reykjavík  Iceland
Vallhall Arena 12,500 2001 Oslo  Norway
Sportkompleks Illichivets 12,000 2007 Mariupol  Ukraine
Göransson Arena 10,000 2009 Sandviken  Sweden
ABB Arena Syd 10,000 2007 Västerås  Sweden

Arenas under construction[edit]

Arena Capacity Opening Location Country
New Budapest Arena 20,022 2021 Budapest  Hungary
Arena Polivalentă 20,000 2023 Bucharest  Romania
Casal España Arena de València 18,600 2023 Valencia  Spain
Tampere Deck Arena 13,000 2021 Tampere  Finland
Swiss Life Arena 12,000 2022 Zurich   Switzerland
Sala Polivalentă 16,000[32][33] 2022 Brașov  Romania

Proposed arenas[edit]

Arena Capacity Ground
breaking
Opening Location Country
Hala Narodowa 24,000 TBD TBD Warsaw  Poland
MSG Sphere London 21,500[34] TBD TBD London  United Kingdom
Arena Polivalentă 20,000[35] 2020 2023 Bucharest  Romania
YTL Arena Bristol 17,000[36] TBD 2022 Bristol  United Kingdom
Sala Polivalentă 16,000[37] 2020 2022 Timișoara  Romania
New Cardiff Bay Arena 15,000[38] TBD TBD Cardiff  United Kingdom
Arena Santa Giulia 15,000 TBD TBD Milan  Italy
Quayside Arena 12,500[39] TBD 2023 Gateshead  United Kingdom
SAP Garden 11,500[40] 2019 2021 Munich  Germany
Bergen Byarena 11,000[41] TBD TBD Bergen  Norway
Helsinki Garden 10,500 TBD TBD Helsinki  Finland
Sala Polivalentă 10,059[42] 2020 2022 Brașov  Romania
Sala Polivalentă Regina Maria 10,212[43] 2020 2022 Iași  Romania
Uppsala Arena 10,000 TBD TBD Uppsala  Sweden

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