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Category: Centra kongresowo wystawiennicze

The 'Spodek' Sport and Show Arena


It is difficult to imagine Katowice’s landscape without the characteristic edifice of the Spodek Sports and Entertainment Arena located in the very centre of the city. The 'Spodek' Arena, the biggest facility of its kind in Poland, was handed over for use in 1971. In 2009 works on complete modernisation of the facility were commenced and as result it became the most modern sports and entertainment arena in Poland.

The 'Spodek' Arena serves as a venue for a number of superb international events. It has been the arena of great sporting events, such as: EuroBasket Championships, the finals of the Volleyball World League, Ice Hockey World Championships, professional boxing galas, finals of the Freestye Motocross Championships, or futsal championships. The Spodek Arena has played host to world – famous music stars such as Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Elton John, Sting or Metallica. Finally, Spodek is also a venue for popular fairs and exhibitions in the automobile, cosmetics and mining industry attended by thousands of visitors. In Spodek and nearby MCK take place also the top business meeting in Central Europe - European Economic Congress.

The unusual form of the Sports and Show Arena facilities create a mutually omplementary complex occupying an area of almost 7 hectares. The multifunctional, universal centre is the perfect location for the organisation of a variety of events, be it art or sporting events, exhibitions of fairs or congresses, conventions, or trainings which can be help simultaneously in all the buildings – the main arena, the mezzanine, the skating rink and the gym.

 

 

European Economic Congress 2016, photo: archives of Katowice City Hall

 

 

Location
avenue Korfantego 35
40-005 Katowice
Katowice
Silesia, Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town, in the city/town centre
Kontakt
: +48 32 438 40 30
: kontakt@spodekkatowice.pl
: www.spodekkatowice.pl
Dostępność
: whole year
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