Arēna Rīga

Arena Riga (Latvian: Arēna Rīga) is an indoor arena in Riga, Latvia. It is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball and concerts. Arena Riga holds a maximum of 14,500 and was opened on 15 February 2006.[1]

Arena Riga
Arena Riga Logo.png
Arena Riga Eurobasket Women 2009.jpg
Arena Riga during EuroBasket Women 2009
LocationRiga, Latvia
Coordinates56°58′4.65″N 24°7′16.84″E / 56.9679583°N 24.1213444°E / 56.9679583; 24.1213444Coordinates: 56°58′4.65″N 24°7′16.84″E / 56.9679583°N 24.1213444°E / 56.9679583; 24.1213444
Capacity14,500 (concerts)
11,200 (basketball)
10,300 (ice hockey)
Broke ground17 June 2004
Built1 February 2006
Opened15 February 2006
Construction costLs 20 million
EUR € 28.5 million
  • SCI Architects
  • SIA Merks
  • SIA Nams
General contractorSIA Merks
Latvian national ice hockey team (2006–present)
Latvian national basketball team (2006–present)
Latvia women's national basketball team (2006–present)
Dinamo Riga (KHL) (2008–present)
BC VEF Rīga (2009–present)
Riga Masters (snooker) (2014–present)
LNK Fight Night (2017–present)
Barons LMT (BBL/LBL) (2006–2009)
ASK Riga (BBL/LBL) (2006–2009)

It was built to be used as one of the venues for the 2006 IIHF World Championship, the other being Skonto Arena. The arena was designed by the Canadian company SCI Architects and Latvian firms SIA Merks and SIA Nams.[2][3]


Ice hockey match between Canada and Czechia during IIHF WC 2006
Dinamo Riga - Barys Astana (December 2008)

It has been home to the Latvian national ice hockey team ever since and the Kontinental Hockey League club Dinamo Riga since 2008, as well as the Latvian men's and women's national basketball teams since 2006.

During the years the arena has also hosted many well-known artists from all over the world. A part of the events of the 2006 NATO Summit also took place in the venue.

The arena hosted the matches of EuroBasket Women 2009 and 'D' group of Eurobasket 2015.

Notable eventsEdit

Concerts in Arena RigaEdit


  1. ^ "Arēna Rīga - History". Arēna Rīga. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Arena Riga – Riga, Latvia : SCI Architects". Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ SIA Merks. "Multi-functional hall Arēna Rīga — Merks". Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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Preceded by
North Shore Events Centre
FIBA U-19 World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by
N/A (first venue)
Eurovision Choir

Succeeded by
Partille Arena