Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest

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The Papp László Budapest Sportaréna, also known as Budapest Sports Arena or locally just Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Budapest, Hungary. It is the biggest sports complex in the country and it is named after Hungarian boxer László Papp. The venue can hold up to 12,500 people in its largest concert configuration, up to 11,390 for boxing and 9,479 for ice hockey. It was built as a replacement for the Budapest Sports Hall which stood in the same place and was destroyed in a fire in December 1999.HistoryConstruction of the arena began on 30 June 2001, after the original Budapest Sportcsarnok, built in 1982, burnt to the ground on 15 December 1999. The sports hall was finished within a year and a half and the opening ceremony was held on 13 March 2003. Since 28 May 2004 the arena wears the name of Hungarian boxing great László Papp and is officially known as Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.The building has a total weight of 200,000 tons and contains 50,000 tons of concrete, 2,300 tons of steel structure, more than 11,000,000 bolts and several kilometres of cable.The state-of-the-art multifunctional plaza is capable to host almost all sort of sport events such as ball games, gymnastics competitions, ice hockey matches and athletics events, moreover spectacular and extreme sports events like motocross, jet-skiing or surfing competitions.The arena also has a leading role in the entertainment business with regularly welcoming the greatest international stars of the music industry, as well as dance shows, operas, dramas, circus arts, musicals and a variety of other special events.
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  • Super venue. Easily reached by underground from central Budapest in 10 minutes (right next to underground station). Internally easy to navigate, clear signage and lots of staff to help locate seat.  more »
  • We visited to watch Andrea at the arena. Despite its size it was really well organised, helpful staff. The sound was amazing as was the concert we had a wonderful time . Easy to get to by metro or.....  more »
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  • Such a great venue for all sorts of events. It has a lot of toilets, which are clean and are always fully stocked! The arena itself is also very comfortable and clean. Its always quite easy to get to the arena either by public transport or by car with plenty of parking spaces! Food and drinks are over priced, but that is to be expected!
  • Great arena. it's not cold, neither does it get too hot inside. the toiletts are clean, prices are fair. You really MUST sit if you have a seating ticket (this was a bit of a disappointment for me because I really wanted to move around to the backstreet boys😅) otherwise the experience was good. very helpful staff.

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