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Bizkaia Arena
BEC
Bizkaia Arena Supercopa España 2007.jpg
Location Ronda de Azkue Nr. 1, 48902 Barakaldo, Basque Country, Spain
Coordinates 43°17′17.65″N 2°59′26.64″W / 43.2882361°N 2.9907333°W / 43.2882361; -2.9907333Coordinates: 43°17′17.65″N 2°59′26.64″W / 43.2882361°N 2.9907333°W / 43.2882361; -2.9907333
Opened November 2004
Capacity Concerts: 26,000
Sports: 18,640
Basketball:10,400[1]
Tenants
Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2009-present)

Bizkaia Arena is an indoor arena in Barakaldo, Greater Bilbao. It is the biggest multipurpose hall in Spain as it can hold up to 26,000 people[2], 18,640 for most indoor sports. The arena is part of the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) complex, the new Exhibition and Congress Centre of Bilbao and Biscay since April 2004.

The venue regularly hosts basketball games. Since 2009 it is the home arena of the Bilbao Basket club (in 2007 and 2008 it was occasionally used for their most attractive games).[1] It will host the 2010 Copa del Rey Final Eight, and it will be one of the venues for the 2014 FIBA World Championship organized by Spain.

Several international pop and rock bands have performed at the Bizkaia Arena, including Bryan Adams (2005)[3], Bruce Springsteen (2007), AC/DC (Black Ice World Tour, 2009), Leonard Cohen (2009), the Jonas Brothers (2009) and Rammstein (2009).

The venue has also been used for other kind of shows (opera[4], Disney on Ice, etc.), political speeches, and religious meetings.

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