RTL Spiroudome

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DÔME
Charleroi - le Dôme - 2019 - 01.jpg
Full namePalais des sports du Pays de Charleroi
Former namesLa Coupole (1992–2002)
RTL Spiroudome (2002–2019)
LocationCharleroi, Belgium
Coordinates50°25′26.48″N 4°26′46.36″E / 50.4240222°N 4.4462111°E / 50.4240222; 4.4462111Coordinates: 50°25′26.48″N 4°26′46.36″E / 50.4240222°N 4.4462111°E / 50.4240222; 4.4462111
Capacity6,300
Construction
Opened5 April 1992
Renovated2002
Expanded2002
Tenants
Spirou Charleroi (PBL)
Website
www.dome-events.be

The DÔME is an indoor arena that is located in Charleroi, Belgium. It currently can seat 6,300 spectators (5,440 fan seats, 160 lodge seats, 700 business seats). It is mainly used to host indoor sporting events such as tennis and basketball and concerts.

However, since they switch the name to DÔME in March 2019, the Arena is also used for a wide range of activities such as conferences, seminaire, entreprise dinner and much more.

History[edit]

Memorial stone for the opening of the hall on April 5, 1992

Originally designed as an indoor tennis court for a Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy; the hall became too small, especially for the requirements of the Spirou Charleroi and for this reason the arena was expanded in 2002. The concrete dome was built over the existing building, the game operation was not affected.

Spiroudome opened in 2002. The arena hosted the annual ULEB Cup Finals (later re-named to EuroCup Finals) from 2004 to 2008. It has been used as the long-time home arena of the Belgian professional basketball club, Spirou Charleroi.

It has hosted various Fed Cup and Davis Cup ties, among them the 2006 Fed Cup Final.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Group Quarterfinal". Retrieved 9 April 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Le Dôme (Charleroi) at Wikimedia Commons