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.


  • 2016: 31st of May

    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

  • 2011: December

    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

  • 2008: August

    After the competition for the contractor, „Vetruna“ has won

  • 2004

    After long debated the arena has been chosen to be Nemunas Island

  • 1998

    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

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