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Fernando Buesa Arena
Buesa Arena
Vitoria - Buesa Arena 01.jpg
Former namesPabellón Araba (1991–2000)[1]
LocationTorre 12 01013
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain
Coordinates42°51′51.97″N 2°38′28.22″W / 42.8644361°N 2.6411722°W / 42.8644361; -2.6411722Coordinates: 42°51′51.97″N 2°38′28.22″W / 42.8644361°N 2.6411722°W / 42.8644361; -2.6411722
OwnerDiputación Foral de Álava
CapacityBasketball:
15,716 [2]
Boxing / Martial arts:
16,164 [2]
Record attendance15,544 (Baskonia vs Real Madrid, 3 January 2016)
Construction
Opened1991[3]
Expanded2012
Tenants
Saski Baskonia (1991–present)

Fernando Buesa Arena is an indoor sports arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of Saski Baskonia.

History[edit]

The history and evolution of this sports enclosure has been closely tied to its main user, the basketball team Saski Baskonia of the League ACB.

The arena's seating capacity, for basketball, is up to 15,504 people. Works to increase the arena's seating capacity from 9,923 to 15,504 people began in March 2011, and finished in April 2012.[4][5][6]

Buesa Arena again beat the record of attendance against Real Madrid on 3 January 2016, with 15,544 spectatos.[7]

Major events[edit]

View of the arena during the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four

The arena hosted the 1996 European Cup Final, in which local Saski Baskonia won the title and also hosted the 2010 EuroCup Finals.[8]

The Final Eight of the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) was played four times at Buesa Arena (2000, 2002, 2008 and 2013).[9]

On 9 April 2012, at the game of Caja Laboral against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the record of attendance in a basketball game of the Spanish Liga ACB with 15,504 spectators.[10]

The arena has hosted the Euskalgym since 2014, which is one of the biggest and greatest rhythmic gymnastics gala events in the world.

On 3 January 2016, at the game of Laboral Kutxa against Real Madrid, Fernando Buesa Arena registered the new record of attendance in a basketball game of Liga ACB with 15,544 spectators.[11]

It hosted the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, registering an average attendance of 13,239 spectators in the four hosted games.

Attendances[edit]

This is a list of league and EuroLeague games attendances of Baskonia at Fernando Buesa Arena since the last expansion was completed.

Liga ACB EuroLeague
Season Total High Low Average Season Total High Low Average
2011–12[a] 94,038 15,504 10,512 13,434 2011–12 All games played at Iradier Arena
2012–13 189,449 14,381 7,143 9,971 2012–13 168,416 15,068 9,936 12,030
2013–14 165,412 14,623 6,824 9,190 2013–14 128,106 14,196 8,246 10,676
2014–15 160,517 11,246 7,812 8,918 2014–15 117,882 12,619 7,689 9,824
2015–16 208,276 15,544 6,729 9,918 2015–16 153,265 13,964 8,366 10,948
2016–17 195,169 14,316 7,382 9,758 2016–17 186,133 14,875 9,437 11,633
2017–18 224,265 15,512 8,102 10,194 2017–18 192,959 14,923 9,196 11,351
2018–19 164,645 15,544 6,429 9,417 2018–19 189,352 12,847 9,743 11,138
  1. ^ Only seven games played since the expansion was completed.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Pabellón Araba pasa a llamarse Fernando Buesa Arena
  2. ^ a b "Sports Competitions". buesa-arena.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. ^ Fernando Buesa Arena Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ACB.com Caja Laboral Saski-Baskonia S.A.D. Fernando Buesa Arena (9.900 espectadores) (Spanish).
  5. ^ elcorreo.com El Buesa Arena se reforma para alcanzar las 15.000 localidades
  6. ^ as.com Vitoria estrena a lo grande el Buesa Arena
  7. ^ "Baskonia-Real Madrid set a new record for Liga Endesa with 15.544 spectators". Sportando. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ Eurocupbasketball.com - An arena that grows with basketball's popularity.
  9. ^ Eurocup'96 Archived 2008-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ ¡15.504 espectadores! El Buesa Arena establece un nuevo récord de asistencia
  11. ^ "Récord histórico de público en Liga Endesa: 15,544 espectadores en el Buesa". acb.com (in Spanish). 3 January 2016.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Abdi İpekçi Arena
Istanbul
European Cup
Final Venue

1996
Succeeded by
Eleftheria Indoor Hall
Nicosia
Preceded by
PalaVela
Turin
Eurocup
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Palaverde
Treviso