Tbilisi Sports Palace
|თბილისის სპორტის სასახლე|
|Location||May 26 sqr. 1, Tbilisi 380071, Georgia|
|Owner||Logic Group Ltd|
|Operator||Logic Group Ltd|
|Opened||12 May 1961|
|Georgia national basketball team|
Tbilisi Sport Palace (Georgian: თბილისის სპორტის სასახლე) is an indoor sports arena situated in Tbilisi, Georgia. The arena usually hosts basketball, handball, judo, tennis, boxing and other games and tournaments with high attendance.
Built in 1961, the arena was used primely for the basketball games of local Dinamo Tbilisi and is still the largest basketball designed arena in all of the former USSR successor states. The construction was led by architects Vladimir Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Yuri Kasradze, Temo Japaridze and designer David Kajaia.
The arena was renovated in 2007 and was reopened on August 22, 2007, with management rights given to the Logic Group Ltd for a 30-year contract.
This was the first phase of renovation and reconstruction, with the second phase including changing the roof of the building and installing new individual seats. Total cost of the renovation is estimated at 5 million USD.
Tbilisi Sports Palace is one of the greatest arena for concerts in Georgia. Many international and national acts have performed here.
- Ian Gillan (1990, sold out 5 gigs here in row)
- Alla Pugacheva
- Lela Tsurtsumia - Lela is Georgian pop-singer, who held the record of attendance in Tbilisi Sports Palace. Though the arena holds approximately 11,000 people, Lela Tsurtsumia sold out 18,000 tickets for 1 concert, in 2002, May 22. (about 25,000 people were waiting for the tickets)
- Sport in Georgia - Sport Complex
- History of Dinamo Tbilisi
- Renovated Sports Palace, 22 August 2007
- The Georgian times, Mayor inspects Tbilisi Sport Palace after reconstruction
- Reconstruction of Sport Palace
- "Junior Eurovision 2017 to take place on 26th November!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
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