Fernando Buesa Arena is an indoor sports arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of Saski Baskonia.
|Former names||Pabellón Araba (1991–2000)|
|Location||Torre 12 01013|
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain
|Coordinates||42°51′51.97″N 2°38′28.22″W / 42.8644361°N 2.6411722°W|
|Owner||Diputación Foral de Álava|
Boxing / Martial arts: 16,164
|Record attendance||15,544 (Baskonia vs Real Madrid, 3 January 2016)|
|Saski Baskonia (1991–present)|
The history and evolution of this sports enclosure has been closely tied to its main user, the basketball team Saski Baskonia of the League ACB.
The arena's seating capacity, for basketball, is up to 15,504 people. Works to increase the arena's seating capacity from 9,923 to 15,504 people began in March 2011, and finished in April 2012.
Buesa Arena again beat the record of attendance against Real Madrid on 3 January 2016, with 15,544 spectators.
The arena hosted the 1996 European Cup Final, in which local Saski Baskonia won the title and also hosted the 2010 EuroCup Finals.
The Final Eight of the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) was played four times at Buesa Arena (2000, 2002, 2008 and 2013).
On 9 April 2012, at the game of Caja Laboral against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the record of attendance in a basketball game of the Spanish Liga ACB with 15,504 spectators.
The arena has hosted the Euskalgym since 2014, which is one of the biggest and greatest rhythmic gymnastics gala events in the world.
On 3 January 2016, at the game of Laboral Kutxa against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the new record of attendance in a basketball game of Liga ACB with 15,544 spectators.
It hosted the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, registering an average attendance of 13,239 spectators in the four hosted games.
This is a list of league and EuroLeague games attendances of Baskonia at Fernando Buesa Arena since the last expansion was completed.
|2011–12[a]||94,038||15,504||10,512||13,434||2011–12||All games played at Iradier Arena|
- ^ Only seven games played since the expansion was completed.
- ^ a b Season suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- ^ Fernando Buesa Arena Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ El Pabellón Araba pasa a llamarse Fernando Buesa Arena
- ^ a b "Sports Competitions". buesa-arena.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- ^ ACB.com Caja Laboral Saski-Baskonia S.A.D. Fernando Buesa Arena (9.900 espectadores) (Spanish).
- ^ elcorreo.com El Buesa Arena se reforma para alcanzar las 15.000 localidades
- ^ as.com Vitoria estrena a lo grande el Buesa Arena
- ^ "Baskonia-Real Madrid set a new record for Liga Endesa with 15.544 spectators". Sportando. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- ^ Eurocupbasketball.com - An arena that grows with basketball's popularity.
- ^ Eurocup'96 Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "¡15.504 espectadores! El Buesa Arena establece un nuevo récord de asistencia". Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- ^ "Récord histórico de público en Liga Endesa: 15,544 espectadores en el Buesa". acb.com (in Spanish). 3 January 2016. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.