Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall

The Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (Croatian: Košarkaški centar Dražen Petrović), formerly known as Cibona Sports Centre (Croatian: Sportski centar Cibona), is an indoor sports arena located in Zagreb, Croatia. The official seating capacity of the arena is 5,400.

Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall
Košarkaški centar Dražen Petrović
Former namesSportski centar Cibona (1987–1993)
LocationZagreb, Croatia
OwnerCity of Zagreb
Opened30 June 1987; 36 years ago (1987-06-30)
ArchitectMarijan Hržić
Cibona (1993–present)

History edit

The arena was built in 1987, to be used at the 1987 Summer Universiade and was then known as the Cibona Sports Centre (Croatian: Sportski centar Cibona). On 4 October 1993, it was renamed after the late former NBA player and basketball Hall of Famer, Dražen Petrović, a former Cibona Zagreb star. On 7 June 2006, on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the death of Dražen Petrović, a museum-memorial center bearing his name was opened next to the hall. Petrović died in 1993, in a car accident, cutting his great career short.


Events edit

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.

See also edit

References edit

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

External links edit

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