BT Arena

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.[3][4] The venue holds 10,000 people in its largest configuration. The building is located next to the Cluj Arena.[5]

BTarena
View of venue (c.2014)
LocationCluj-Napoca, Romania
Coordinates46°46′1.1″N 23°34′13.4″E
OperatorCluj-Napoca City Council
Capacity9,300 (tennis, basketball)
10,000 (concerts, kickboxing, MMA)[1]
Construction
Opened21 October 2014
Expanded2017
Construction cost16.5 million + 3.5 million
(€21.5 million in 2019 euros)[2]
ArchitectDico și Țigănaș
Structural engineerPlan 31
General contractorSC CON-A SA
Main contractorsNisal
Intersport
Tenants
U-BT Cluj-Napoca (Divizia A)
Universitatea Cluj-Napoca (Liga Naţională)
Website
polivalentacluj.ro

History

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.[6][7]

It hosted the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015.[8]

The arena's seating capacity for basketball games was expanded to 10,000 seats for the EuroBasket 2017.[1] The renovation work on the arena's existing stands began after the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships.[9] It will be used again as one of the two venues for the 2020 FIBA Under-17 Women's Basketball World Cup.

See also

References

  1. 10 000 de locuri la Sala Polivalentă în 2017 (in Romanian).
  2. Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: All Items for Romania
  3. "Banca Transilvania a semnat n contract pe cinci ani cu arena clujeană" (in Romanian). Total Baschet. 18 October 2017.
  4. "A început amenajarea suprafeţei de zgură la BT Arena din Cluj-Napoca, pentru întâlnirea România – Elveţia, din FedCup" (in Romanian). Telekom Sport. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  5. "Sala Polivalentă, gata de inaugurare" (in Romanian). Cotidianul Transilvan. 24 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  6. "Sase mii de oameni au asistat la concertul lui James Blunt din Cluj" (in Romanian). Pro TV. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  7. "TOUR DATES" (in Romanian). jamesblunt.com. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  8. "DreamHack Open- Cluj-Napoca". DreamHack. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  9. "10 000 de locuri la Sala Polivalentă în 2017" (in Romanian). cluj.com. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
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