Sportpaleis

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Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium

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The Antwerps Sportpaleis (Antwerp’s Sport Palace), also called Sportpaleis Antwerpen or simply the Sportpaleis, is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It is a multipurpose hall where concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs are organized. The arena was built for sport, especially track cycling, but there is now little sport there, an exception being the Diamond Games tennis.

According to Billboard Magazine, the Sportpaleis is the second most visited event hall in the world, second only to Madison Square Garden.[1] The Sportpaleis is known for performances by both Dutch-speaking and international artists. It also hosts the Nekka-Nacht, the Proximus Diamond Games tennis tournament for women and Pop Poll De Luxe, organised by the magazine HUMO.

The main building is 88 metres wide and 132 metres long and has a roof spanning 11.600 m². Under the stands, there is a wooden cycling track 250 meters long and 8 meters wide. The arena is elliptical and has two floors.

Next to the Sportpaleis is the Lotto Arena, a hall that can accommodate 5,000 spectators.

Contact Information

Address
Schijnpoortweg, 119
2170 Merksem, Antwerp
Belgium
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Phone
070 345 345
Web
www.sportpaleis.be

Past Events

Saturday 20 February 2016
Ennio MorriconeConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
Florence + the MachineConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409

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Saturday 28 November 2015
MadonnaConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409

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Sunday 22 November 2015
ScorpionsConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409

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Wednesday 18 November 2015
Simply RedConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409

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Saturday 31 October 2015
Oscar and the WolfConcert Sportpaleis
Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium
51.231728 4.440409

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