Mika Sports Arena

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Mika Sports Arena
Mika Arena, Yerevan.jpg
Full nameMika Sports Arena
Former namesState Revenue Committee Sports Hall (2014-18)
LocationYerevan, Armenia
OwnerGovernment of Armenia
OperatorMinistry of Sport and Youth Affairs
Capacity1,200
SurfaceParquet floor
Scoreboardyes
Construction
Opened2009
Renovated2016
Tenants
Armenia national futsal team (2014–present)
Armenia national basketball team (2016–present)
Charbakh Futsal (2015–present)
Armenia Travel futsal (2017–present)
Leo Futsal (2017–present)

Mika Sports Arena (Armenian: Միկա Մարզադահլիճ), is a multi-purpose sports arena located in the Shengavit District of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It has a capacity of 1,200 spectators.

The arena was constructed in 2009 by the Mika Corporation Ltd., the owners of the currently-defunct football club Mika FC. It is located near the Mika Stadium.

Mika Sports Arena is currently home to the Armenia national basketball team. It was also home to the short-lived Urartu BC basketball team during 2016.

History[edit]

The construction of the Mika Sports Complex was launched in 2006 on the grounds of the former Araks sports complex. The football stadium was completed in 2008, while the indoor sports arena was put in service by 2009.

The arena was owned by the Mika Corporation until 2014. However, on August 28, 2014, due to the accumulated debts of the owners, the ownership of the entire sport complex was transferred to the Government of Armenia for AMD 9.045 billion (US$22 million).[1]

The arena is basically used for basketball matches, but it may also host handball, futsal and volleyball matches.

Mika Arena is among the regular venues of the Pan-Armenian Games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mika sporting facility placed under management of Armenian finance ministry". arka.am. Retrieved 2016-11-08.

Coordinates: 40°08′56″N 44°28′39″E / 40.14889°N 44.47750°E / 40.14889; 44.47750