Čair Sports Center

Čair Sports Center (Serbian: Спортски центар Чаир, romanizedSportski centar Čair), commonly known as Čair Hall (Serbian: Хала Чаир, romanizedHala Čair) is an indoor sporting arena located in Niš, Serbia. The seating capacity of the arena is 4,800 for sports events and 6,500 at concerts.[1] It is home to the KK Konstantin basketball team, RK Železničar 1949 handball team and OK Niš volleyball team.

Čair Sports Center
Хала Чаир Ниш
Hala Čair Niš
Sportska hala Čair.JPG
Čair Sports Center exterior in December 2011
LocationNiš, Serbia
Coordinates43°19′01″N 21°54′28″E / 43.31694°N 21.90778°E / 43.31694; 21.90778Coordinates: 43°19′01″N 21°54′28″E / 43.31694°N 21.90778°E / 43.31694; 21.90778
Capacity4,800 (sports events)
6,500 (concerts)[1]
Opened1974; 47 years ago (1974)
OK Niš (1973–present)
KMF Kalča (1994–present)
KK Konstantin (2009–present)
RK Železničar 1949 (2010–present)


The sports center "22 December" was opened in 1973, as largest sports center in the city of Niš. Later, its name was changed to "Čair Sports Center".

It was completely reconstructed in 2011 for the needs of 2012 European Men's Handball Championship, as it was named one of tournament's venues.[2] The reconstruction has been done according to highest European standards and criteria submitted by EHF, making Čair one of the most modern sporting halls in Serbia.[2]

The first match played in the Hall since it was reconstructed was between the senior women's handball national teams of Serbia and Greece, on 19 October 2011 within EHF for Women 2012 Championship Qualifications.[3]

Sporting eventsEdit

Notable concertsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Hala "Čair" (in Serbian)
  2. ^ a b Petković, Z. (6 April 2011). ""Čair" u evropskom ruhu". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Grčka pala u Čairu". rts.rs (in Serbian). 19 October 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. ^ Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 195.
  5. ^ Ja jesam odavde at Discogs
  6. ^ "Kerber u Nišu: Čair je mali za sve", balkanrock-com

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