The BTarena is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The arena was previously called the Polyvalent Hall but was renamed on 17 October 2017 when the facility entered into a new arena-naming rights agreement with Banca Transilvania. The venue holds 10,000 people in its largest configuration. The building is located next to the Cluj Arena.
View of venue (c.2014)
|Operator||Cluj-Napoca City Council|
|Capacity||9,300 (tennis, basketball)|
10,000 (concerts, kickboxing, MMA)
|Opened||21 October 2014|
|Construction cost||€16.5 million + €3.5 million|
(€21.5 million in 2019 euros)
|Architect||Dico și Țigănaș|
|Structural engineer||Plan 31|
|General contractor||SC CON-A SA|
|U-BT Cluj-Napoca (Divizia A)|
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (Liga Naţională)
The arena opened on 21 October 2014. The arena hosted a concert, on 31 October 2014, by English musician James Blunt, who sang from his album Moon Landing. The concert had an attendance of upwards of 6,000.
The arena's seating capacity for basketball games was expanded to 10,000 seats for the EuroBasket 2017. The renovation work on the arena's existing stands began after the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships. It will be used again as one of the two venues for the 2020 FIBA Under-17 Women's Basketball World Cup.
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