|VW Arena ?stanbul|
Volkswagen Arena Istanbul before Faz?l Say's Naz?m Oratorio performance, 25 December 2016
|Former names||Black Box Arena Istanbul|
|Location||Sar?yer, Istanbul, Turkey|
(5,000 seats, 240 lounges)
|Acreage||12,000 m2 (130,000 sq ft)|
Volkswagen Arena Istanbul is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The arena can be used to host live events, such as concerts, fashion shows, award ceremonies, dance and theater shows, basketball games, and other sporting events. The capacity of the arena ranges from 4,500 to 5,800, depending on different configurations for different events, and a combination of seating, standing, and VIP box configurations. The arena's capacity for basketball games is 5,240, which includes 5,000 regular seats for fans (88 of which are VIP seats), and 240 available seats in the arena's 24 private lounge suites.
The arena is a part of the UNIQ Istanbul cultural complex that is located in Maslak, Istanbul, and which also includes offices, a 1,200 seat multi-use hall, and places to tour, such as food courts, historic mansions, exhibition spots, and shopping spaces.
Volkswagen Arena Istanbul opened in the year 2014. In November 2015, the arena was officially inaugurated as the home arena of the Turkish Basketball Super League club Darüafaka, for EuroLeague home games.
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