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This is a list of indoor arenas in Europe by capacity. A broad definition of "Europe" is used here, including the entirety of Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan.

The venues are by their final capacity after construction for seating-only events. There is more capacity if standing room is included (i.e. for concerts). All venues with at least 10,000 seats are listed.

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Current arenasEdit

 
Štark Arena, Belgrade
 
Sportpaleis, Antwerp
 
Manchester Arena, Manchester
 
O2 Arena, London
 
Lanxess Arena, Cologne
 
O2 Arena, Prague
 
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
 
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
 
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
 
Royal Arena, Copenhagen
 
Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Sportpaleis 23,359[1][2] 1933 Antwerp   Belgium
Manchester Arena 21,000[3] 1995 Manchester   United Kingdom
AccorHotels Arena 20,300[4] 1984 Paris   France
Altice Arena 20,100[5] 1998 Lisbon   Portugal
The O2 Arena 20,000[6] 2007 London   United Kingdom
Lanxess Arena 19,500[7] 1998 Cologne   Germany
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall 20,700[8] 1995 Athens   Greece
O2 Arena 19,000[9][circular reference] 2004 Prague   Czech Republic
Štark Arena 25,000[10] 2004 Belgrade   Serbia
Pala Alpitour 18,100 2005 Turin   Italy
Palais 12 15,000[11] 2013 Brussels   Belgium
PostFinance Arena 17,100 1967 Bern    Switzerland
Palau Sant Jordi 17,500 1990 Barcelona   Spain
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin 17,400 2008 Berlin   Germany
Halle Tony Garnier 15,000 1988 Lyon   France
Ziggo Dome 17,200[12] 2012 Amsterdam   Netherlands
Westfalenhallen 16,500 1952 Dortmund   Germany
Rotterdam Ahoy 16,426[13] 1950 Rotterdam   Netherlands
Royal Arena 16,100 2017 Copenhagen   Denmark
Sinan Erdem Dome 15,400 2010 Istanbul   Turkey
Barclaycard Arena Hamburg 16,400[14] 2002 Hamburg   Germany
Ericsson Globe 16,200 1989 Stockholm   Sweden
Wiener Stadthalle 16,300 1958 Vienna   Austria
Ethias Arena 15,200[15] 2004 Hasselt   Belgium
Arena Birmingham 15,800[16] 1991 Birmingham   United Kingdom
Resorts World Arena 15,685[17] 1980 Birmingham   United Kingdom
Žalgiris Arena 20,000 2011 Kaunas   Lithuania
Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504 1991 Vitoria-Gasteiz   Spain
Malmö Arena 15,500 2009 Malmö   Sweden
WiZink Center 15,500 1960 Madrid   Spain
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 15,500 1983 Stuttgart   Germany
Bizkaia Arena 15,414 2004 Barakaldo   Spain
Tauron Arena Kraków 15,300[18] 2014 Kraków   Poland
Arena Zagreb 15,300 2008 Zagreb   Croatia
Telenor Arena 15,000[19] 2009 Bærum, outside Oslo   Norway
SAP Arena 15,000 2005 Mannheim   Germany
Hartwall Arena 15,000 1997 Helsinki   Finland
Minsk-Arena 15,086 2009 Minsk   Belarus
Hellinikon Olympic Arena 15,000 2003 Athens   Greece
Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 2010 Herning   Denmark
VTB Arena Small Arena 15,000 2019 Moscow   Russia
The SSE Arena, Belfast 10,800[20] 2000 Belfast   United Kingdom
Peace and Friendship Stadium 14,905 1983 Athens   Greece
3Arena 14,500 2008 Dublin   Republic of Ireland
Arena Stožice 14,480 2010 Ljubljana   Slovenia
Tipsport Arena 14,475 1962 Prague   Czech Republic
Palacio Vistalegre 14,000 2000 Madrid   Spain
Romexpo 14,000 1991 Bucharest   Romania
Scandinavium 14,000 1971 Gothenburg   Sweden
Hallenstadion 14,000 1939 Zürich    Switzerland
Megasport Arena 14,000 2006 Moscow   Russia
Park&Suites Arena 14,000 2010 Montpellier   France
Atlas Arena 13,805 2009 Łódź   Poland
Ülker Sports Arena 13,800 2011 Istanbul   Turkey
Gliwice Arena 13,752 2018 Gliwice   Poland
FlyDSA Arena 13,600[21] 1991 Sheffield   United Kingdom
First Direct Arena 13,781[22][23] 2013 Leeds   United Kingdom
Festhalle Frankfurt 13,500 1909 Frankfurt   Germany
Sparkassen-Arena 13,500 1952 Kiel   Germany
ISS Dome 13,400 2006 Düsseldorf   Germany
Sørmarka Arena 13,000 2010 Stavanger   Norway
The SSE Hydro 13,000[24] 2013 Glasgow   United Kingdom
Elmia Eventcenter 13,000 1961 Jönköping   Sweden
Adriatic Arena 13,000 1996 Pesaro   Italy
Flanders Expo 13,000 1986 Ghent   Belgium
Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona 12,760 1991 Badalona   Spain
König Pilsener Arena 12,650 1996 Oberhausen   Germany
Mediolanum Forum 12,500 1990 Assago   Italy
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna 12,500 2003 Budapest   Hungary
Thialf 12,500 1967 Heerenveen   Netherlands
Caja Mágica 12,442 2009 Madrid   Spain
Spaladium Arena 10,931 2009 Split   Croatia
Arena Armeec 12,373[25] 2011 Sofia   Bulgaria
Galaxie d'Amnéville 12,200 1990 Amnéville   France
Olympiahalle München 12,150 1972 Munich   Germany
VTB Ice Palace 12,100 2015 Moscow   Russia
Zénith de Strasbourg 12,079 2008 Strasbourg   France
Baku Crystal Hall 12,000 2012 Baku   Azerbaijan
Palais des sports de Grenoble 12,000 1967 Grenoble   France
Forum Braga [pt] 12,000 1981/2017 Braga   Portugal
Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 12,000 2000 Saint Petersburg   Russia
The SSE Arena, Wembley 12,500[26] 1934 London   United Kingdom
Velodrom 12,000 2000 Berlin   Germany
Arena Leipzig 12,000 2002 Leipzig   Germany
Zetra Olympic Hall 12,000 1983 Sarajevo   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ostravar Aréna 12,000 1986 Ostrava   Czech Republic
Bolshoy Ice Dome 12,000 2012 Sochi   Russia
Barys Arena 12,000 2015 Astana   Kazakhstan
Almaty Ice Palace 12,000 2016 Almaty   Kazakhstan
Gatorade Center 11,820 1990 Turku   Finland
SPC Vojvodina 11,500 1981 Novi Sad   Serbia
Luzhniki Palace of Sports 11,500 1956 Moscow   Russia
Gran Canaria Arena 11,500 2014 Las Palmas   Spain
Saab Arena 11,500 2004 Linköping   Sweden
Spodek 11,500 1971 Katowice   Poland
Ergo Arena 11,400 2010 Gdańsk/Sopot   Poland
Pais Arena Jerusalem 11,400 2014 Jerusalem   Israel
Arkéa Arena 11,300 2018 Bordeaux   France
Arēna Rīga 11,200 2006 Riga   Latvia
Plaza de Toros de La Ribera 11,046 2001 Logroño   Spain
Gavlerinken Arena 11,000 1967/2006 Gävle   Sweden
Europarque [pt] 11,000 1995 Santa Maria da Feira   Portugal
PalaLottomatica 11,000 1960 Rome   Italy
M&S Bank Arena 11,000[27] 2008 Liverpool   United Kingdom
Håkons Hall 11,000 1993 Lillehammer   Norway
Ankara Arena 11,000 2010 Ankara   Turkey
Karen Demirchyan Complex 11,000 1983 Yerevan   Armenia
TUI Arena 11,000 2000 Hanover   Germany
Utilita Arena 11,400[28] 1995 Newcastle   United Kingdom
Tbilisi Sports Palace 11,000 1961 Tbilisi   Georgia
Coliseum da Coruña 11,000 1991 A Coruña   Spain
Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena 11,000 1999 Málaga   Spain
Unipol Arena 11,000 1993 Casalecchio di Reno   Italy
Arena Nürnberger Versicherung 11,000 2001 Nuremberg   Germany
Laugardalshöllin 11,000 1973 Reykjavík   Iceland
Forest National 10,800 1970 Brussels   Belgium
Hall XXL 10,750 2013 Nantes   France
Iradier Arena 10,714 1941 Vitoria-Gasteiz   Spain
Chizhovka-Arena 10,600 2013 Minsk   Belarus
Madrid Arena 10,500 2002 Madrid   Spain
Pabellón Príncipe Felipe 10,500 1990 Zaragoza   Spain
TatNeft Arena 10,400 2005 Kazan   Russia
Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383 1963 Tel Aviv   Israel
Löfbergs Arena 10,300 2001 Karlstad   Sweden
Tipsport arena Pardubice 10,300 1960 Pardubice   Czech Republic
Eisstadion an der Brehmstraße 10,285 1935 Düsseldorf   Germany
Plaza de Toros de Illumbe 10,241 1998 San Sebastián   Spain
Slovnaft Aréna 10,110 2011 Bratislava   Slovakia
Max-Schmeling-Halle 10,012 1996 Berlin   Germany
Siemens Arena 10,000 2004 Vilnius   Lithuania
Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno 10,000 1892/2006 Lisbon   Portugal
Oslo Spektrum 10,000 1991 Oslo   Norway
Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo 10,000 1988 Seville   Spain
İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall 10,000 2004 İzmir   Turkey
ÖVB Arena 10,000 2004 Bremen   Germany
Arena 2000 10,000 2001 Yaroslavl   Russia
Arena Omsk 10,000 2007 Omsk   Russia
Saku Suurhall 10,000 2001 Tallinn   Estonia
Mytishchi Arena 10,000 2006 Mytishchi   Russia
PAOK Sports Arena 10,000 2000 Thessaloniki   Greece
Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena 10,000 2003 Athens   Greece
Bilbao Arena 10,000 2010 Bilbao   Spain
León Arena 10,000 1948 Léon   Spain
Plaza de Toros La Cubierta 10,000 1997 Leganés   Spain
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 10,000[29] 2000 Nottingham   United Kingdom
Centennial Hall 10,000 1913 Wrocław   Poland
Kiev Palace of Sports 10,000 1960 Kiev   Ukraine
B&W Hallerne 10,000 1960's/1996/2014 Copenhagen   Denmark
Főnix Hall 10,000 2002 Debrecen   Hungary
Olympiahalle Innsbruck 10,000 1963 Innsbruck   Austria
Stadthalle Graz 10,000 2002 Graz   Austria
St. Jakobshalle 10,000 1976 Basel    Switzerland
SEG Geneva Arena 10,000 1995 Geneva    Switzerland
National Gymnastics Arena 10,000 2014 Baku   Azerbaijan
Steel Aréna 10,000 2006 Košice   Slovakia
d'Coque 10,000 1982/2002[30] Luxembourg   Luxembourg
BT Arena 10,000 2014 Cluj-Napoca   Romania

Current arenas that can be used for footballEdit

Currently these arenas are primarily used for indoor sports and/or other events i.e. music concerts, but can also receive association football or rugby matches in the winter, unlike the US and Canada domes, which are enclosed stadiums primarily used for outdoor sports.

Telenor Arena could be considered the only dome in Europe from its opening in 2009 until 2011, when the association football club Stabæk used it for their home matches before returning to their old home, Nadderud Stadion, as the club couldn't support the rent to play at Telenor Arena. The next domed stadium to open in Europe was Paris La Défense Arena in 2017.

Arena Capacity Opened Location Country
Paris La Défense Arena 40,000 2017 Nanterre   France
SC Olimpiyskiy 30,000[31] 1980 Moscow   Russia
Telenor Arena 26,000 2009 Bærum   Norway
SCC Peterburgskiy 25,000[32][33] 1979 Saint Petersburg   Russia
Vikingskipet 20,000 1992 Hamar   Norway
Egilshöllin 18,000 2004 Reykjavík   Iceland
Vallhall Arena 12,500 2001 Oslo   Norway
Sportkompleks Illichivets 12,000 2007 Mariupol   Ukraine
Göransson Arena 10,000 2009 Sandviken   Sweden
ABB Arena Syd 10,000 2007 Västerås   Sweden

Arenas under constructionEdit

Arena Capacity Opening Location Country
P&J Live 16,000[34] 2019 Aberdeen   United Kingdom
Tampereen monitoimiareena 13,000 2020 Tampere   Finland
Swiss Life Arena 12,000 2022 Zurich    Switzerland

Proposed arenasEdit

Arena Capacity Ground
breaking
Opening Location Country
Hala Narodowa 24,000 2017 2020 Warsaw   Poland
MSG Sphere London 21,500[35] TBD TBD London   United Kingdom
YTL Arena Bristol 17,000[36] TBD 2022 Bristol   United Kingdom
New Cardiff Bay Arena 15,000[37] TBD TBD Cardiff   United Kingdom
Arena Santa Giulia 15,000 TBD TBD Milan   Italy
Quayside Arena 12,500[38] TBD 2023 Gateshead   United Kingdom
Sala Polivalentă Lia Manoliu 12,000 2014 2020 Bucharest   Romania
SAP Garden 11,500[39] 2019 2021 Munich   Germany
Bergen Byarena 11,000[40] TBD TBD Bergen   Norway
Helsinki Garden 10,500 TBD TBD Helsinki   Finland
Uppsala Arena 10,000 TBD TBD Uppsala   Sweden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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