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Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall

Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (Croatian: Košarkaški centar Dražen Petrović) is an indoor sporting arena in Zagreb, Croatia. It serves as the home court for the professional basketball club KK Cibona. The arena has a seating capacity of 5,400 people.

Košarkaški centar Dražen Petrović
Dvorana Dražen Petrović.jpg
Former namesCibona Sports Center (1987–2006)
LocationZagreb, Croatia
OwnerKK Cibona
CapacityBasketball: 5,400
Construction
Opened1987
ArchitectMarijan Hržić
Tenants
KK Cibona (1987–present)
Croatia national basketball team
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall.jpg
Interior

HistoryEdit

The arena was built in 1987, to be used at 1987 Summer Universiade and was then known as the Cibona Sports Center (Croatian: Sportski centar Cibona). In 1993 it was renamed after the late former NBA player and basketball Hall of Famer Dražen Petrović, a former Cibona star. Petrović died earlier that same year in a car accident, cutting his great career short.

EventsEdit

Cardinal Franjo Kuharić organized the first Christmas in Cibona concert in 1989, and since then it has been held annually.[1]

Artists that have performed at the hall include Michael Bolton, Boney M, James Brown, José Carreras, Joe Cocker, Bryan Ferry, Diana Krall, Muse, Nightwish, Pain, Pet Shop Boys, P!nk, Seal and Simple Minds, among others.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FOTO: Tereza i Thompson obradovali narod". dalje.com (in Hungarian). Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.

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