Antwerp Sportpaleis – Lotto Arena
Every year the Sportpaleis and Lotto Arena hold together more than 200 events, attended by more than 1,300,000 people.
Address — ANTWERPS SPORTPALEIS, Schijnpoortweg 119, 2170 Merksem
Antwerps Sportpaleis in Merksem or Sports Palace is an arena and large event hall, owned by the city and the province of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium. Sportpaleis Merksem opened in 1933 and holds 18,400 people. It is the current venue for the Proximus Diamond Games women’s tennis tournament.
Built — 1933
Opened — September 11, 1933
Capacity — stands (12,000), stands “in the round” (13,400), centre court standing (5,000), centre court seating (1,780), maximum capacity (18,400).
Lotto Arena is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium and a small copy of the bigger Sportpaleis. It is used to host indoor sporting events, such as basketball, as well as concerts. The Antwerp Giants basketball uses the Lotto Arena as its home. The arena was opened on March 10th in 2007 and can hold 8,050 people for music concerts and 5,218 for sport events. The arena is connected with the Sportpaleis, VIP rooms Lotto Suites and Hospitality Center.
Opened — March 10, 2007
Capacity — 5,218 for sporting events, 8,050 for concerts.