Arena Zagreb

Arena Zagreb is the largest sports hall in Croatia.

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It was built in 2008, for the purpose of hosting the 21st Handball World Championship. Due to its beauty, functionality and importance, Arena Zagreb has become a new architectural symbol of the City of Zagreb.

The project was developed in cooperation between the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb and the construction company INGRA, based on the concept of public-private partnership. Partnership between the public and private sector is one of the main drivers of growth of cities and the implementation of capital projects worldwide, however this concept has only recently been applied in Croatia. Nevertheless, this concept has proven to be a highly successful model for funding key urban investments.
Due to its capacity, multi-functionality, and technical equipment, Arena Zagreb has become an invaluable asset not only to Zagreb and its surrounding regions, but to all of Croatia. Finally Zagreb has a facility worthy for concerts of the world's top musicians and great sporting events. Before this, such events were almost impossible to organize, due to the lack of adequate facilities. The pace of which events fill Arena Zagreb's calendar schedule gives testament to the importance of the Arena to Zagreb and the entire nation. Since its opening in 2009, Arena Zagreb's events calendar has been quickly filled with scheduled concerts of world-renowned musicians.

Construction of Arena Zagreb began on 21st of July 2007, and lasted for 503 days. The first event that took place in the newly built Arena was a friendly handball game between Croatia and Russia on 27th of December 2008. 15 200 spectators were there to see the Croatian side triumph over their Russian opponents. The official opening of Arena Zagreb occurred on the 17th of January 2009. The opening was accompanied by a spectacular concert led by the well-known Croatian rock group Prljavo Kazalište, in front of 22 500 spectators. 

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Celebrities about Zagreb

THE BLACK KEYS (Patrick)

THE BLACK KEYS (Patrick)

This is our first time in Zagreb. We're really having a great time. We won't be able to see the coast, but we'll get some rest and walk around the city...

Source: INmusic festival

Chris Urbanowicz

Chris Urbanowicz

I remember our performance at INmusic festival. We can hardly wait to see our fans again. I expect it to be very exciting.

Source: www.tportal.hr

Pixies

Pixies

Big thanks on behalf of the PIXIES for another wonderful day in Zagreb! This is a great festival and a wonderful audience (less rain next time, please!). See you.

Source: INmusic festival

David Byrne

David Byrne

If we leave out the hills in one part of the town, Zagreb is a perfect town for cycling. vid Byrne (Talking Heads) on releasing his book Cycling Diaries

Source: www.mvinfo.hr

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

I am sorry that I have not had the opportunity to stay longer and see a little more, but the Jarun Lake and clubs impressed me, has all the elements of good entertainment.

Source: Hotel Antunović Zagreb

50Cent

50Cent

I was very looking forward to coming to Zagreb, especially because my mother travelled with me. My people found out everything about it, so that we could see the main stuff in the city!

Source: Hotel Antunović Zagreb

Eric Sardinas

Eric Sardinas

I am looking forward to Zagreb as a destination where I always feel good. It seems it has been too long since the last time I was here, although it was just a year or so. 

Source: www.muzika.hr

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

I like Lisinski very much. It was very intense to perform there, because people came, listened carefully and felt the music in their hearts. Lisinski is a beautiful concert hall, and I am very honored to be performing there. I have wonderful memories of my first performance in Lisinski.

Source: www.muzika.hr

Courtney Thorne Smith

Courtney Thorne Smith

Thank you for one of the best hotel experience ever. The rooms were extraordinary, the staff was great, and every moment was beautiful. And Zagreb... magical! All the best!

Source: Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) wrote about Zagreb on his blog: http://bit.ly/nO3yin

Source: www.guardian.co.uk