List of indoor arenas by capacity

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.

Venues are only included if they are designed primarily for sports traditionally held indoors. Venues built for field sports that also host indoor events are not included. Such venues include, but are not limited to:

Some of the above venues have hosted some of the largest crowds in history for indoor sports. The Caesars Superdome, for example, regularly seats more than 70,000 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 largest confirmed attendance for a basketball game (108,713) was at AT&T Stadium (then known as Cowboys Stadium) for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

By contrast, Saitama Super Arena in the Japanese city of the same name is included because it was built primarily for indoor sports, although it can be configured to host field sports. (Both it and Paris La Défense Arena have movable seating blocks that can adapt to either an arena or field configuration.)

The confusion of what is an Arena, Stadium or Dome is due to the fact that opinion and other arbitrary criteria that do not matter have been considered. Thus, there are no significant differences in the 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 an Arena is an indoor venue that typically holds less than 40,000 spectators. Domed and Indoor Stadiums for the most part are the same thing but 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 arenas edit

Arena Capacity City Country Image
Philippine Arena 55,000[1][2] Bocaue   Philippines  
Saitama Super Arena 36,500 Saitama   Japan  
Baku Crystal Hall 27,000 Baku   Azerbaijan
Mineirinho 25,000 Belo Horizonte   Brazil  
Greensboro Coliseum 23,500 Greensboro, North Carolina   United States
United Center 23,500 Chicago   United States  
Tacoma Dome 23,000 Tacoma, Washington   United States
Arena Ciudad de México[3] 22,300 Mexico City   Mexico
Bell Centre 22,114 Montreal   Canada  
KFC Yum! Center 22,090 Louisville, Kentucky   United States  
Enterprise Center 22,000 St. Louis, Missouri   United States  
Tauron Arena Kraków 22,000[4] Kraków   Poland
Dean Smith Center 21,750 Chapel Hill, North Carolina   United States  
Thompson–Boling Arena 21,678 Knoxville, Tennessee   United States
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
Kaseya Center 21,000 Miami   United States  
Manchester Arena 21,000[5] Manchester   United Kingdom  
PNC Arena 21,000 Raleigh, North Carolina   United States  
Madison Square Garden 20,789 New York City   United States  
Amerant Bank Arena 20,737 Sunrise, Florida   United States  
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 20,562 Cleveland   United States  
Rupp Arena 20,545 Lexington, Kentucky   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
Beach City International Stadium 20,053 Jakarta   Indonesia
MVM Dome 20,028 Budapest   Hungary
WeBuyCars Dome 20,000 Johannesburg, Gauteng   South Africa
T-Mobile Arena 20,000 Paradise, Nevada   United States  
Giti Pasand Arena 20,000 Isfahan   Iran
The O2 Arena 20,000[6] London   United Kingdom  
Poliedro de Caracas 20,000[7] 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
Kia Center 20,000 Orlando, Florida   United States  
Vikingskipet 20,000 Hamar   Norway
Žalgiris Arena 20,000 Kaunas   Lithuania
Lanxess Arena 20,000 Cologne   Germany  
Bridgestone Arena 20,000 Nashville, Tennessee   United States  
Nationwide Arena 20,000 Columbus, Ohio   United States  
PPG Paints Arena 19,758 Pittsburgh   United States  
Rogers Arena 19,700 Vancouver   Canada  
Oakland Arena 19,596 Oakland, California   United States  
TD Garden 19,580 Boston   United States  
Ball Arena 19,520 Denver   United States  
Chase Center 19,500 San Francisco   United States  
Prudential Center 19,500 Newark, New Jersey   United States  
Rogers Place 19,500 Edmonton   Canada  
Delta Center 19,387 Salt Lake City   United States  
Bud Walton Arena 19,368 Fayetteville, Arkansas   United States
Scotiabank Saddledome 19,289 Calgary   Canada  
T-Mobile Center 19,252 Kansas City, Missouri   United States
Nikos Galis 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 Arena 19,060 Los Angeles, California   United States  
Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center 19,049 Columbus, Ohio   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
Frost Bank Center 19,000 San Antonio   United States  
Marriott Center 18,987 Provo, Utah   United States
CHI Health 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
Fargodome 18,700 Fargo, North Dakota   United States  
Thomas & Mack Center 18,645 Paradise, Nevada   United States
Sportpaleis 18,575[8] Antwerp   Belgium  
Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot 18,500 San Juan   Puerto Rico
Smoothie King Center 18,500 New Orleans   United States  
Footprint Center 18,422 Phoenix, Arizona   United States  
Štark Arena 18,386 Belgrade   Serbia  
Gainbridge Fieldhouse 18,345 Indianapolis   United States  
Centre Vidéotron 18,259 Quebec City, Quebec   Canada
Allstate Arena 18,211 Rosemont, Illinois   United States
Paycom Center 18,203 Oklahoma City   United States  
FedExForum 18,119 Memphis, Tennessee   United States  
State Farm Arena 18,118 Atlanta   United States  
Climate Pledge Arena 18,100 Seattle   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
Unipol Arena 18,000 Bologna   Italy  
M-Wave 18,000 Nagano   Japan
Simmons Bank Arena 18,000 North Little Rock, Arkansas   United States
Colonial Life Arena 18,000 Columbia, South Carolina   United States  
Yas Bay Arena 18,000 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates
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
Barclays Center 17,732 Brooklyn, New York   United States  
Arena Monterrey 17,599 Monterrey   Mexico
U.S. Bank Arena 17,556 Cincinnati   United States
Kia Forum 17,500 Inglewood, California   United States
MVP Arena 17,500 Albany, New York   United States  
Canadian Tire Centre 17,373 Ottawa   Canada  
Capital Indoor Stadium 17,345 Beijing   China
Fiserv Forum 17,341 Milwaukee   United States  
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  
Coca-Cola Arena 17,000 Dubai   United Arab Emirates
Salle Omnisport de Radès 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
Avicii Arena 17,000 Stockholm   Sweden
Wells Fargo Arena 16,980 Des Moines, Iowa   United States
Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex 16,900 Cairo, Egypt   Egypt
Ginásio Nilson Nelson 16,600 Brasília   Brazil  
Pala Alpitour 16,600 Turin   Italy
Indonesia Arena 16,500 Jakarta   Indonesia
Smart Araneta Coliseum 16,500[9] Quezon City   Philippines  
Arena México 16,500 Mexico City   Mexico
Arena Zagreb 16,500 Zagreb   Croatia  
State Farm Center 16,500 Champaign, Illinois   United States
Westfalenhallen 16,500 Dortmund   Germany
Sinan Erdem Dome 16,457 Istanbul   Turkey  
Canada Life Centre 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
Pechanga Arena 16,100 San Diego, California   United States  
Royal Arena 16,000 Copenhagen   Denmark
AsiaWorld Arena 16,000 Hong Kong   Hong Kong
Sala Polivalentă 16,000 Timișoara   Romania
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
LDLC Arena 16,000 Lyon   France
Rotterdam Ahoy 16,500 Rotterdam   Netherlands  
Arena Birmingham 15,800[10] Birmingham   United Kingdom
Resorts World Arena 15,685[11] Birmingham   United Kingdom
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
Aspire Dome 15,500 Doha   Qatar
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  
SM Mall of Asia Arena 15,000[12] Pasay   Philippines
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
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
Hamdan Sports Complex 15,000 Dubai   United Arab Emirates
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Herning   Denmark  
Helsinki Halli 15,000 Helsinki   Finland
Telenor Arena 15,000[13] Oslo   Norway
SAP Arena 15,000 Mannheim   Germany  
VFG Arena 15,000 Guadalajara   Mexico
DirecTV Arena 15,000 Tortuguitas   Argentina
Movistar Arena 15,000 Buenos Aires   Argentina
Romexpo Dome 15,000[14] Bucharest   Romania
Hallenstadion 15,000 Zürich    Switzerland
Dakar Arena 15,000 Dakar   Senegal  
Nokia Arena 15,000 Tampere   Finland  
Antel Arena 15,000 Montevideo   Uruguay

Arenas under construction edit

Arena Capacity City Country Open
KJC King Dome 75,000 Davao City   Philippines 2024
Co-op Live 23,500 Manchester   United Kingdom 2023
Arena Polivalentă 20,000 Bucharest   Romania 2023
Arena Guadalajara[15] 20,000 Guadalajara   Mexico 2024
Roig Arena 18,600 Valencia   Spain 2024
Intuit Dome 18,000 Inglewood   United States 2024
Bangkok Arena (Bang Na) 15,000 Bangkok   Thailand 2023
Palaitalia 15,000 Milan   Italy 2026

Closed arenas edit

Arena Capacity City Country Closed
SC Olimpiyskiy 35,000 Moscow   Russia 2019 (demolished in 2020)
Charlotte Coliseum 24,042 Charlotte, North Carolina   United States 2005 (demolished in 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
Meadowlands Arena 20,049 East Rutherford, New Jersey   United States 2015
St. Louis Arena 20,000 St. Louis   United States 1994 (demolished in 1999)
SCC Peterburgskiy 20,000 Saint Petersburg   Russia 2019 (demolished in 2020)
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19,000 London   United Kingdom 2014 (demolished in 2017)
Capital Centre 18,756 Landover, Maryland   United States 1999 (demolished in 2002)
Bradley Center 18,717 Milwaukee   United States 2018
Madison Square Garden 18,496 New York City   United States 1968
Wachovia Spectrum 18,136 Philadelphia   United States 2009 (demolished in 2011)
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 18,000 Buffalo, New York   United States 1996 (demolished in 2009)
Palasport di San Siro 18,000 Milan   Italy 1985
Amway Arena 17,519 Orlando, Florida   United States 2010 (demolished in 2012)
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
Mellon Arena 17,181 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   United States 2010
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 also edit

References edit

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