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Mediolanum Forum
MediolanumForum
Full name Mediolanum Forum di Assago
Former names Forum di Assago
Fila Forum
DatchForum
Location Via Giuseppe di Vittorio 6 20090 Assago (MI), Italy
Coordinates 45°24′4″N 9°8′32″E / 45.40111°N 9.14222°E / 45.40111; 9.14222Coordinates: 45°24′4″N 9°8′32″E / 45.40111°N 9.14222°E / 45.40111; 9.14222
Opened 1990
Owner ForumNet S.p.A
Surface 40,000
Capacity 11,200 (basketball)[1]
Tenants
Armani Jeans Milano (1990-present)

Mediolanum Forum di Assago (formerly known as Fila Forum, Datch Forum and Forum di Assago) is an indoor sporting arena in Assago, near Milan, Italy. It is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, and tennis. It is the home floor of the prominent Italian professional basketball team Armani Jeans Milano. Mediolanum Forum holds up to 12,000 people.

History

Opened in 1990, Mediolanum Forum di Assago also hosts live concerts. Acts like Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode, Cher, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, U2, Anastacia, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Skunk Anansie, Tori Amos, The Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Elisa, Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Destiny's Child, Rush, AC/DC, Shakira, Robbie Williams, Renato Zero, Tiziano Ferro, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Take That, Gwen Stefani, Kiss, Dream Theater, The Cure, Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake and Queen + Paul Rodgers have performed there.

Hosted the 1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.

It hosted the WWE RAW and SmackDown! tapings in April 2007.

Together with Lugano's Pista Resega, the Forum hosted the 2003 IIHF Continental Cup Superfinal (ice hockey).

In January 2009 the arena changed its name to the current Mediolanum Forum replacing Datch Forum.[2]

It is the host venue of the World Amateur Boxing Championships in September 2009.

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Preceded by
Olympiahalle
Munich
Ice Hockey World Championships
Final Venue

1994
Succeeded by
Globe Arena
Stockholm
Preceded by
Scandinavium
Gothenburg
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Acropolis Exhibition Hall
Nice
Preceded by
Ahoy
Rotterdam
MTV Europe Music Awards
Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Point Depot
Dublin
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