Sports Park Stožice, 2010
The Sports Park Stožice is the largest commercial entertainment venue in Slovenia, designed by Sadar-Vuga Arhitekti and built in 2010. The complex on the outskirts of Ljubljana comprises Stožice Stadium and Arena Stožice hall as well as a shopping centre.
The Arena Stožice multi-purpose hall can host 12,480 sports fans or 14,480 visitors for concerts or other performing arts events. The hall that covers 14,164 m2 is intended for indoor sports and is home to various national sports teams such as KK Olimpija, RK Mercator Krim, ACH Volley Bled. In the lower parts of the Stožice Hall there is also a smaller warm-up hall and a climbing center.
The first concerts in the Arena Stožice were given by José Carreras, Leonard Cohen, Joe Cocker, Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, in 2011 by Zucchero, The Chemical Brothers and Sting, the latter within the concert tour Symphonicity, which was in Ljubljana accompanied by the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Hicks.
The Stožice Stadium, however, can hold 16,038 spectators for sports events and 23,000 for music concerts. The total area of the stadium is 24,614 m2.
Stožice Stadium is also the home stadium of the NK Olimpija football club and the Slovenian national football team.
The first music event at the Stadium Stožice was performed by Siddharta in June 2011.
The Sports Park Stožice is managed by the Šport Ljubljana Public Institute. Upon completion of the surrounding park, designed by Studio AKKA, there will also be a children's playground, a skateboarding and inline skating park, jogging and biking tracks, and ski running tracks in the winter.
The Football Stadium Stožice is a part of the Sports Park Stožice, a huge multi-purpose complex located on the outskirts of Ljubljana, 2010