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The following is a list of arenas ordered by seating capacity, which is the maximum number of seated spectators the arena can accommodate for a sports event. Only the capacity for indoor sports, such as basketball, ice hockey, and volleyball, are included. Currently all arenas with a capacity of 15,000 or more are included.

AT&T Stadium (Dallas, Texas, US), the Carrier Dome (Syracuse, New York, US) and the Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille, France), are not included as they are dome and retractable roof stadiums built for field sports that also host indoor events. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which does not have a retractable roof, has been excluded from this list; it regularly seats more than 70,000 people for basketball games (NCAA and NBA), boxing (over 65,000 for the Ali-Spinks Rematch), and more than 75,000 for professional wrestling. In 1981 the Rolling Stones reported Superdome attendance of 87,500 for a concert, while Pope John Paul II spoke to a crowd of more than 80,000 children in 1987.

The confusion of what is an Arena, Stadium or Dome is do to the fact that opinion and other arbitrary selected things that do not matter have been used. Thus, there are no significant differences in true definition between the three because each has incorporated design elements of the others other than size and limitation of use of the space by original design. The best modern definition of Area is an indoor venue that typically holds less than 40,000 spectators. Domed and Indoor Stadiums for the most part are the same thing and hold more than 40,000 spectators. However, there is a strong push to separate removable roof/ sliding roof as a specific identifier for Dome venues. Architecturally, there really is no difference between an Indoor Stadium and a Domed Stadium other than the roof can be opened in good weather.

The list is divided into three subsections: current arenas, arenas under construction, and arenas which are closed no longer used for sporting events.

Current arenasEdit

Arena Capacity (max.) City/municipality Country
Philippine Arena 55,000[1] Bocaue   Philippines
Paris La Défense Arena 40,000 Nanterre   France
Saitama Super Arena 36,500 Saitama   Japan
SC Olimpiyskiy 35,000 Moscow   Russia
Baku Crystal Hall 27,000 Baku   Azerbaijan
Mineirinho 25,000 Belo Horizonte   Brazil
Smart Araneta Coliseum 25,000 Quezon City   Philippines
Štark Arena 24,300 Belgrade   Serbia
Arena Zagreb 24,000 Zagreb   Croatia
Rupp Arena 23,500 Lexington, Kentucky   United States
Greensboro Coliseum 23,500 Greensboro, North Carolina   United States
United Center 23,500 Chicago   United States
Sportpaleis 23,359 Antwerp   Belgium
Tacoma Dome 23,000 Tacoma, Washington   United States
Arena Ciudad de México[2] 22,300 Mexico City   Mexico
Bell Centre 22,114 Montreal   Canada
KFC Yum! Center 22,090 Louisville, Kentucky   United States
Sevilla Park Arena 22,000 Seville   Spain
Tauron Arena Kraków 22,000 Kraków   Poland
Enterprise Center 22,000 St. Louis, Missouri   United States
Dean Smith Center 21,750 Chapel Hill, North Carolina   United States
Thompson–Boling Arena 21,678 Knoxville, Tennessee   United States
Ethias Arena 21,600 Hasselt   Belgium
Wells Fargo Center 21,500 Philadelphia   United States
Amalie Arena 21,500 Tampa, Florida   United States
American Airlines Center 21,146 Dallas   United States
Qudos Bank Arena 21,032 Sydney   Australia
Manchester Arena 21,000[3] Manchester   United Kingdom
Madison Square Garden 20,789 New York City   United States
BB&T Center 20,737 Sunrise, Florida   United States
Quicken Loans Arena 20,562 Cleveland   United States
Scotiabank Arena 20,511 Toronto   Canada
Target Center 20,500 Minneapolis   United States
Moda Center 20,500 Portland, Oregon   United States
Little Caesars Arena 20,491 Detroit   United States
Capital One Arena 20,356 Washington, D.C.   United States
AccorHotels Arena 20,300 Paris   France
Spectrum Center 20,200 Charlotte, North Carolina   United States
Pyongyang Gymnasium 20,100 Pyongyang   North Korea
Bogotá Arena 20,000 Bogotá   Colombia
Giti Pasand Arena 20,000 Isfahan   Iran
Mall of Asia Arena 20,000 Pasay   Philippines
SCC Peterburgskiy 20,000 Saint Petersburg   Russia
The O2 Arena 20,000[4] London   United Kingdom
Poliedro de Caracas 20,000[5] Caracas   Venezuela
Palacio de los Deportes 20,000 Mexico City   Mexico
The Covered Hall 20,000 Cairo   Egypt
Altice Arena 20,000 Lisbon   Portugal
Coliseo Amauta 20,000 Lima   Peru
Yamada Green Dome 20,000 Maebashi   Japan
Amway Center 20,000 Orlando, Florida   United States
T-Mobile Arena 20,000 Paradise, Nevada   United States
Vikingskipet 20,000 Hamar   Norway
Žalgiris Arena 20,000 Kaunas   Lithuania
Lanxess Arena 20,000 Cologne   Germany
Ticketpro Dome 20,000 Johannesburg, Gauteng   South Africa
Bridgestone Arena 20,000 Nashville, Tennessee   United States
BMO Harris Bradley Center 20,000 Milwaukee   United States
Nationwide Arena 20,000 Columbus, Ohio   United States
PPG Paints Arena 19,758 Pittsburgh   United States
PNC Arena 19,722 Raleigh, North Carolina   United States
Rogers Arena 19,700 Vancouver   Canada
American Airlines Arena 19,600 Miami   United States
Oracle Arena 19,596 Oakland, California   United States
TD Garden 19,580 Boston   United States
Pepsi Center 19,520 Denver   United States
Rogers Place 19,500 Edmonton   Canada
Vivint Smart Home Arena 19,387 Salt Lake City   United States
Bud Walton Arena 19,368 Fayetteville, Arkansas   United States
Scotiabank Saddledome 19,289 Calgary   Canada
Sprint Center 19,252 Kansas City, Missouri   United States
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall 19,250 Athens   Greece
KeyBank Center 19,200 Buffalo, New York   United States
BOK Center 19,199 Tulsa, Oklahoma   United States
SAP Center at San Jose 19,190 San Jose, California   United States
Staples Center 19,060 Los Angeles   United States
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center 19,049 Columbus, Ohio   United States
Barclays Center 19,000 Brooklyn, New York   United States
Golden 1 Center 19,000 Sacramento, California   United States
Legacy Arena 19,000 Birmingham, Alabama   United States
Toyota Center 19,000 Houston   United States
FirstOntario Centre 19,000 Hamilton, Ontario   Canada
Gila River Arena 19,000 Glendale, Arizona   United States
AT&T Center 19,000 San Antonio   United States
Marriott Center 18,987 Provo, Utah   United States
CenturyLink Center Omaha 18,975 Omaha, Nebraska   United States
Honda Center 18,900 Anaheim, California   United States
Freedom Hall 18,865 Louisville, Kentucky   United States
Jeunesse Arena 18,768 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil
Prudential Center 18,711 Newark, New Jersey   United States
Thomas & Mack Center 18,645 Paradise, Nevada   United States
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot 18,500 San Juan   Puerto Rico
Smoothie King Center 18,500 New Orleans   United States
Talking Stick Resort Arena 18,422 Phoenix, Arizona   United States
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 18,345 Indianapolis   United States
Centre Vidéotron 18,259 Quebec City, Quebec   Canada
Allstate Arena 18,211 Rosemont, Illinois   United States
Chesapeake Energy Arena 18,203 Oklahoma City   United States
FedExForum 18,119 Memphis, Tennessee   United States
State Farm Arena 18,118 Atlanta   United States
Cadillac Arena 18,000 Beijing   China
Dalian Arena 18,000 Dalian   China
Beijing National Indoor Stadium 18,000 Beijing   China
Mercedes-Benz Arena 18,000 Shanghai   China
New Shenzhen Arena 18,000 Shenzhen   China
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center 18,000 Shanghai   China
Guangzhou International Sports Arena 18,000 Guangzhou   China
O2 Arena 18,000 Prague   Czech Republic
Coliseo El Pueblo 18,000 Cali   Colombia
Indonesia Convention Exhibition 18,000 Tangerang   Indonesia
Unipol Arena 18,000 Bologna   Italy
M-Wave 18,000 Nagano   Japan
Verizon Arena 18,000 North Little Rock, Arkansas   United States
Colonial Life Arena 18,000 Columbia, South Carolina   United States
Palau Sant Jordi 17,960 Barcelona   Spain
Xcel Energy Center 17,954 Saint Paul, Minnesota   United States
Xfinity Center 17,950 College Park, Maryland   United States
Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center 17,900 Austin, Texas   United States
Arena Monterrey 17,599 Monterrey   Mexico
U.S. Bank Arena 17,556 Cincinnati   United States
The Forum, presented by Chase 17,500 Inglewood, California   United States
Times Union Center 17,500 Albany, New York   United States
KeyArena 17,459 Seattle   United States
Canadian Tire Centre 17,373 Ottawa   Canada
Capital Indoor Stadium 17,345 Beijing   China
Kohl Center 17,230 Madison, Wisconsin   United States
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 17,222 Bloomington, Indiana   United States
MGM Grand Garden Arena 17,157 Paradise, Nevada   United States
PostFinance-Arena 17,031 Bern    Switzerland
Arena Sofia 17,000 Sofia   Bulgaria
Hall 7th November 17,000 Radès   Tunisia
Ziggo Dome 17,000 Amsterdam   Netherlands
Yokohama Arena 17,000 Yokohama   Japan
Halle Tony Garnier 17,000 Lyon   France
Mercedes-Benz Arena 17,000 Berlin   Germany
Movistar Arena 17,000 Santiago   Chile
Wells Fargo Arena 16,980 Des Moines, Iowa   United States
Ginásio Nilson Nelson 16,600 Brasília   Brazil
Pala Alpitour 16,600 Turin   Italy
Arena México 16,500 Mexico City   Mexico
State Farm Center 16,500 Champaign, Illinois   United States
Westfalenhallen 16,500 Dortmund   Germany
Sinan Erdem Dome 16,457 Istanbul   Turkey
Bell MTS Place 16,345 Winnipeg   Canada
Allen Fieldhouse 16,300 Lawrence, Kansas   United States
Pacific Coliseum 16,281 Vancouver   Canada
Rod Laver Arena 16,200 Melbourne   Australia
Save Mart Center at Fresno State 16,182 Fresno, California   United States
Fernando Buesa Arena 16,164 Vitoria-Gasteiz   Spain
Wiener Stadthalle 16,152 Vienna   Austria
Pinnacle Bank Arena 16,130 Lincoln, Nebraska   United States
Royal Arena 16,000 Copenhagen   Denmark
AsiaWorld Arena 16,000 Hong Kong   Hong Kong
Coliseo General Rumiñahui 16,000 Quito   Ecuador
Barclaycard Arena 16,000 Hamburg   Germany
Osaka-jo Hall 16,000 Osaka   Japan
Axiata Arena 16,000 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia
Rotterdam Ahoy 15,818 Rotterdam   Netherlands
Arena Birmingham 15,800[6] Birmingham   United Kingdom
Resorts World Arena 15,685[7] Birmingham   United Kingdom
Jerusalem Payis Arena 15,654 Jerusalem   Israel
XL Center 15,564 Hartford, Connecticut   United States
Perth Arena 15,500 Perth   Australia
Olympiahalle 15,500 Munich   Germany
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 15,500 Stuttgart   Germany
Malmö Arena 15,500 Malmö   Sweden
WiZink Center 15,500 Madrid   Spain
Bizkaia Arena 15,414 Barakaldo   Spain
Dreamstyle Arena 15,411 Albuquerque, New Mexico   United States
Carver–Hawkeye Arena 15,400 Iowa City, Iowa   United States
Coleman Coliseum 15,383 Tuscaloosa, Alabama   United States
Lusail Sports Arena 15,300 Lusail   Qatar
Bryce Jordan Center 15,261 University Park, Pennsylvania   United States
SaskTel Centre 15,100 Saskatoon   Canada
United Supermarkets Arena 15,098 Lubbock, Texas   United States
Minsk-Arena 15,086 Minsk   Belarus
Taipei Arena 15,085 Taipei   Taiwan
Mizzou Arena 15,061 Columbia, Missouri   United States
Arena-Auditorium 15,028 Laramie, Wyoming   United States
Intrust Bank Arena 15,004 Wichita, Kansas   United States
Palais 12 15,000 Brussels   Belgium
Olympic Gymnastics Arena 15,000 Seoul   South Korea
Jon M. Huntsman Center 15,000 Salt Lake City   United States
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena 15,000 Jacksonville, Florida   United States
Marine Messe Fukuoka 15,000 Fukuoka   Japan
Coupole Mohamed Boudiaf 15,000 Algiers   Algeria
Arena Jaraguá 15,000 Jaraguá do Sul   Brazil
Ginásio de Esportes Geraldo Magalhães 15,000 Recife   Brazil
Goiânia Arena 15,000 Goiânia   Brazil
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena 15,000 Shanghai   China
Cotai Arena 15,000 Macau   Macau
Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva 15,000 Havana   Cuba
Helliniko Olympic Arena 15,000 Elliniko   Greece
Ergo Arena 15,000 Gdansk   Poland
Taoyuan Arena 15,000 Taoyuan   Taiwan
Kaohsiung Arena 15,000 Kaohsiung   Taiwan
Hua Mark Indoor Stadium 15,000 Bangkok   Thailand
Hamdan Sports Complex 15,000 Dubai   United Arab Emirates
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Herning   Denmark
Hartwall Arena 15,000 Helsinki   Finland
Telenor Arena 15,000[8] Oslo   Norway
SAP Arena 15,000 Mannheim   Germany
VFG Arena 15,000 Guadalajara   Mexico
DirecTV Arena 15,000 Tortuguitas   Argentina
Hallenstadion 15,000 Zürich    Switzerland

Arenas under constructionEdit

Arena Capacity City Country Open
KJC King Dome 70,000 Davao City   Philippines 2020
Arena Polivalentă 20,000 Bucharest   Romania 2022
Sala Polivalentă 16,000 Iași   Romania 2022
Sala Polivalentă 16,000 Timișoara   Romania 2022
Bangkok Arena (Bang Na) 15,000 Bangkok   Thailand 2023
Movistar Arena 15,000 Buenos Aires   Argentina 2019

Closed arenasEdit

Arena Capacity City Country Closed
Charlotte Coliseum 24,042 Charlotte, North Carolina   United States 2007
The Palace of Auburn Hills 22,076 Auburn Hills, Michigan   United States 2017
Burswood Dome 21,754 Perth   Australia 2012
Richfield Coliseum 20,273 Richfield, Ohio   United States 1999
Memphis Pyramid 20,142 Memphis, Tennessee   United States 2004 (2015 as reopened and renovated Memphis Pyramid)
Joe Louis Arena 20,066 Detroit   United States 2017
Mata Elang International Stadium 20,053 Jakarta   Indonesia 2014
Meadowlands Arena 20,049 East Rutherford, New Jersey   United States 2015
St. Louis Arena 20,000 St. Louis   United States 1994
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19,000 London   United Kingdom 2014
Capital Centre 18,756 Landover, Maryland   United States 1999 (demolished in 2003)
Madison Square Garden 18,496 New York City   United States 1968
Wachovia Spectrum 18,136 Philadelphia   United States 2009
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 18,000 Buffalo, New York   United States 1996 (demolished in 2009)
Palasport di San Siro 18,000 Milan   Italy 1985
The Marlins Palace 17,999 General Santos   Philippines 2010
Amway Arena 17,519 Orlando, Florida   United States 2010
Chicago Stadium 17,317 Chicago   United States 1994 (demolished in 1995, now a parking lot for United Center)
Sleep Train Arena 17,317 Sacramento, California   United States 2016
Reunion Arena 17,293 Dallas   United States 2008
McNichols Sports Arena 17,171 Denver, Colorado   United States 1999
Northlands Coliseum 16,839 Edmonton   Canada 2017
Miami Arena 16,640 Miami   United States 2008
Market Square Arena 16,530 Indianapolis   United States 2001
Omni Coliseum 16,378 Atlanta   United States 1997
Maple Leaf Gardens 16,307 Toronto   Canada 2002 (reopened as smaller venue in 2011)
Compaq Center 16,285 Houston   United States 1998 (closed for sporting events)
Fantasy City Arena 16,284 Bangkok   Thailand 1997
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 16,161 Los Angeles   United States 2016
HemisFair Arena 16,057 San Antonio   United States 1995
St. Paul Civic Center 16,000 St. Paul, Minnesota   United States 1998
Winnipeg Arena 15,565 Winnipeg   Canada 2006
Hollywood Sportatorium 15,532 Pembroke Pines, Florida   United States 1993
Colisée Pepsi 15,399 Quebec City   Canada 2015
London Docklands Arena 15,000 London   United Kingdom 2005
Detroit Olympia 15,000 Detroit   United States 1987
Met Center 15,000 Bloomington, Minnesota   United States 1994

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ http://www.arenaciudaddemexico.com.mx
  3. ^ "Manchester Arena". SMG Europe. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  4. ^ "The O2 | AEG Worldwide". www.aegworldwide.com. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  5. ^ "El Poliedro de Caracas". poliedrodecaracas.com.ve. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
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  8. ^ "Telenor Arena". visitoslo.com. Retrieved 16 April 2019.