Žalgirio Arena is always alive. People can come here for lunch in the SALA restaurant to enjoy the spectacular Nemunas river view. To work out in the ‘’Impuls’’ sports club, and to watch any sports on the big screen in the sports bar “11”. During the summer season you can enjoy the beach volley, in the nearby newly made courts.
During the basketball season you can meet the legendary Žalgiris Kaunas team players, who are not only playing the home games here but also trains here everyday, in the special training facilities.
Žalgirio Arena is universal, well suited for a huge range of events. The arena space is easily transformed and can accomodate anywhere from 2574 to 20 000 spectators, for concerts with 360 degrees arena. The arena can be altered to fit any sport event. Ice hockey, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and private events according to the needs. The arena can accomodate smaller scale events in the amphitheater, that fits up to 400 people. It also has woderful acoustics for chamber music events, seminars and cinema premiers.
The exceptional acoustics, and modern technologies within the arena allows to welcome the highest class events. To avoid the echo and sound reflections the double ceiling and acoustic roof are built also acoustic curtains are surounding the space. Among the Lithuanian arenas, these are unique aspects.
The third million of spectators have visited Zalgiris Arena
2016: 20th of April
The biggest outdoor LED screen on arena's facade was presented. The screen functions not only as a title, but advertising space too
2015: 5th of December
Lithuanian band SEL increased record of the biggest concert (belonged to themselves) and attracted 20 517 spectators
2015: 21st of August
Arena became the first BREEAM certified sports arena in the world
2014: 6th of December
The first 360 degrees stage concert has taken place, Lithuanian band SEL has attracted 20 000 spectators to the arena, making it the biggest event so far
2014: 2nd of November
The second million of spectators have visited Zalgiris Arena
2014: 27th of September
The 70th aniversary of Zalgiris Kaunas has been celebrated
2012: 28th of October
The first million of spectators have visited Zalgiris Arena
Arena has won the prize for the best sports infrasturcture project, in sports management awards
2011: 18th of August
Arena has been officially opened
2010: 18th of March
Arena has been named – Kaunas Žalgirio Arena
2010: 18th of January
The consession contract of Kaunas Arena has been signed
2008: 26th of September
The building of the Arena has started
After the competition for the contractor, „Vetruna“ has won
After long debated the arena has been chosen to be Nemunas Island
Mucipality of Kaunas started working with the architect Eugenijus Miliunas, who was nominated to project the new arena plans in Kalnieciu park, because the Sports Hall where Zalgiris used to play in was too small according to Euroleague bylaws. However, after the financial disruption the Kalnieciu park area has been dropped and the search for the new area has started
Arena in numbers:
The general area: 40 000 m2.
Sports events: from 12 300 to 15 688 spectators (basketball – up to 15 552)
Concerts: from 2574 to 20 000 spectators
Circue shows: up to 15 400
Events during the year: average of 110 events, up to 600 000 visitors
Arena has the biggest video cube in Baltic countries and Scandinavian region, built in the ceiling of the main hall. One of the screens is – 21,5 m2
All around the main hall in arena 262 meters long LED screen is mounted