Topsportcentrum (Almere)

The Topsportcentrum is an indoor sports arena, located in Almere, Netherlands. Designed by architectural studio ZJA, it opened on the 7th of October in 2007. Its operator is the city of Almere and its main hall has a capacity of 3,000 people.[1] The sports it is used most for are volleyball and basketball, with VC Allvo and Almere Pioneers use the venue as their home arena.

Topsportcentrum
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LocationAlmere, Netherlands
Coordinates52°20′29″N 5°09′36″E / 52.34139°N 5.16000°E / 52.34139; 5.16000Coordinates: 52°20′29″N 5°09′36″E / 52.34139°N 5.16000°E / 52.34139; 5.16000
OwnerCity of Almere
OperatorSportbedrijf Almere
Capacity3,000 (Volleyball, Basketball)
Construction
Broke ground2005
Built2007
Opened7 October 2007
Construction cost14 million
Tenants
VC Allvo (Volleyball) (2007–present)
Almere Sailors (Basketball) (2020–present)
Almere Pioneers (Basketball) (2007–present)

The hall was finished in 2007 and costed €14 million.[2] From 2007 until 2013, the hall was used for the final of the NBB Cup, the main cup competition for men's basketball teams.

On 24 February 2020, Basketball Nederland announced the national basketball team will play its international home games in Almere until 2023.[3]

Sporting eventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Topsportcentrum Almere - Gemeente Almere". sportbedrijf.almere.nl. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Met unieke Topsporthal gaat Almere grote tijden tegemoet". de Volkskrant. 5 April 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Basketballers Oranje spelen thuisduels in Almere". RTL Nieuws. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 23 April 2020.

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