Pabellón Príncipe Felipe

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Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
Pabellon Principe Felipe 2015.JPG
Full name Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
Former names Pabellón José Luis Abós (2015)
Location Zaragoza, Spain
Owner Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza
Capacity 10,744
Opened 1990
CAI Zaragoza (2002–present)
BM Aragón
CDB Zaragoza (until 2007)
CB Zaragoza (until 1996)

Pabellón Príncipe Felipe is an arena in Zaragoza, Spain. The arena holds 10,744 people.

It is primarily used for basketball (home of CAI Zaragoza) and handball (home of Caja3 Aragón).[1]

Events hosted[edit]

The arena hosted the 1990 and 1995 Euroleague Final Fours, as well as the 1999 Saporta Cup Final in which Benneton Treviso defeated Pamesa Valencia.[2]

The arena frequently hosts rock bands, such as David Bowie, Oasis and Depeche Mode.

Controversy about naming[edit]

On July 24, 2015, the Zaragoza City Hall changed the name of Pabellón Príncipe Felipe to Pabellón José Luis Abós,[3] in honor of the beloved coach of CAI Zaragoza, who died in October 2014.[4]

As a result of a controversy about changing the name of the pavilion, approved without majority in the voting in the City Hall,[5] CAI Zaragoza did not support the change.[6]

Finally, the process of changing the name was stopped judicially.[7]


  1. ^ Teams set for the Endesa Super Cup 2012 "The tournament will be played in September -dates to be announced - at the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe in Zaragoza. "
  3. ^ Pabellón José Luis Abós, la casa del CAI Zaragoza; (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Euroleague Basketball mourns José Luis Abós". Euroleague Basketball. 20 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "El alcalde desoye al Pleno y cambia el nombre del Pabellón Príncipe Felipe por José Luis Abós" (in Spanish). Aragón Digital. 27 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Comunicado sobre el Pabellón Príncipe Felipe del CAI Zaragoza" (in Spanish). 31 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Zaragoza.- Tribunales.- La juez paraliza el cambio de nombre del Pabellón Príncipe Felipe" (in Spanish). 20 minutos. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
Preceded by
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Four

Succeeded by
Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Preceded by
Yad Eliyahu Sports Hall
Tel Aviv
FIBA European Champions Cup
Final Four

Succeeded by
Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Preceded by
Pionir Hall
Saporta Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
CIG de Malley

Coordinates: 41°38′7.22″N 0°51′58.58″W / 41.6353389°N 0.8662722°W / 41.6353389; -0.8662722