Sport Arena (Palazzo dello Sport)
Rome's Palazzo dello Sport, better known today as the PalaLottomatica, is the Capital's largest structure for events.
Built as EUR's Palazzo dello Sport based on a project by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini for the Rome Olympics in 1960, it is considered one of the masterpieces of Italian rationalism and was restored and returned to the city in 2003 by the ForumNet Group, who entrusted Massimiliano Fuksas with the task of customising the external window, inspired by Neapolitan "smorfia" (in which every object corresponds to a number). ForumNet continues to manage the installation through the company All Events, giving it access to the EAA (European Arenas Association), the only Italian structure together with the Mediolanum Forum. As well as representing a compulsory venue for the concerts of all the major Italian and international music stars, the PalaLottomatica regularly hosts sporting events, shows, corporate conventions, trade fairs and competitions.
The central arena (with a dome 35 m in height and with a diameter of 95 m) can hold up to 10,500 people in various different layouts. A panoramic ring (3,000 m2) runs around the upper level of the arena: a prime viewpoint for events that can hold up to 2,500 people seated. Inside the ring there are also 4 Boxes and 14 Skyboxes, exclusive and private, dedicated to companies. The range of options offered by PalaLottomatica is completed by the sala Tevere (700 m2) and by an external area measuring 20,000 m2 with a panoramic terrace (2,400 m2), overlooking EUR's lake.
The parking areas reserved for guests and visitors are particularly large.
The location of the PalaLottomatica within the EUR district, of which it is one of the main architectural features, means that it can be reached with ease both from Termini Station and from Fiumicino Airport, as well as from the GRA (Outer Ring Road).
Over 850,000 people frequent the PalaLottomatica every year..
To receive further information, check availability for events and shows or request a visit, please contact the company All Events, which manages the structure, using the website WWW.PALALOTTOMATICA.IT.