Vitrifrigo Arena

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Vitrifrigo Arena
l'Astronave ("the Starship")
Pesaro - BPA Palas 01.jpg
Arena during a volleyball match in April 2006
Former names
  • Adriatic Arena (2006–2018)
  • BPA Palas (1996–2006)
LocationPesaro, Italy
Coordinates43°54′10″N 12°52′0″E / 43.90278°N 12.86667°E / 43.90278; 12.86667Coordinates: 43°54′10″N 12°52′0″E / 43.90278°N 12.86667°E / 43.90278; 12.86667
OwnerMunicipality of Pesaro
OperatorAspes S.p.A.
Capacity10,323 seats
OpenedAugust 1996
Structural engineerMassimo Majowiecki (Interstudio)
General contractor
  • Bonatti S.p.A. (Forlì)
  • Sigla S.p.A. (Forlì)
  • Palapesaro
Victoria Libertas Pesaro

Vitrifrigo Arena, formerly known as Adriatic Arena and originally BPA Palas, is an indoor sports arena in Pesaro, Italy, home to the Victoria Libertas Pesaro professional basketball team of the Lega Basket Serie A. Its seating capacity is 10,300, rising to 13,000 for concerts, which makes it the fifth-biggest indoor arena in Italy.


Exterior view of the venue (2013)

Construction work began in 1993 and was completed in 1996. The venue was inaugurated with a recital by operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The venue considered a futuristic construction, known to most as "the Spaceship" (l'Astronave), or as "the Ladybug" (la Coccinella) due to its external shell shape. It covers an area of 12,000 square meters and a land area of 13,000 square meters.

The multi-purpose arena is equipped with a press stand, a room for video data, a system for satellite reception, various video stations and an internal circuit control system. The venue also configures into a (much smaller) theater that is used each August for the world-renowned Rossini Opera Festival.

See also


  1. ^ "Adriatic Sports Arena". Retrieved 17 April 2019.

External links

Media related to Adriatic Arena at Wikimedia Commons

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