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WoV presents you the list of TOP 10 largest volleyball arenas in the world

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Decades ago, volleyball gymnasiums were not built to be large in terms of seating capacity. But as this sport progressed, gymnasiums became bigger, stands became wider and larger all the way to the period of 20 years or more ago when multi-purpose arenas and arenas primarily built for other sports were used for volleyball matches.

Kombank Arena

Kombank Arena

WorldofVolley made a list of top 10 indoor arenas by seating capacity that were used for professional volleyball matches both in men’s and women’s categories. We must emphasize that some football stadiums were used for volleyball matches and, of course, they had larger seating capacity, but we did not count them.


1)   Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, 36,500 (2006 FIVB Men’s World Championship)

2)   Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond (Mineirinho), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 25,000 (Brazilian Men’s National Team)

      Baku Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan, 25,000 (2015 European Games)

3)   Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, 24,000 (1992 Barcelona Olympics)

4)   Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, 23,359 (2015 Belgium Volleyball Cup finals)

5)   Pyongyang Gimnasium, Pyongyang, North Korea, 20,100 (North Korean Women’s National Team)

6)   Cairo Stadium Complex, Cairo, Egypt, 20,000 (Egyptian Men’s National Team)

      Coliseo Amauta, Lima, Peru, 20,000 (1982 FIVB Women’s World Championship)

       Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela, 20,000 (Venezuelan Men’s Natiional Team)

      Sports and Concert Complex Peterburgskiy, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 20,000 (Russian Men’s National Team)

      Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, 20,000 (2012 London Olympic Games)

7)   Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany, 19,500 (2013 CEV Women’s European Championship)

8)   Kombank Arena, Belgrade, Serbia, 18,386 (Serbian Men’s National Team)

9)   Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China, 17,345 (2008 Beijing Olympics)

10) O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, 17,000 (2011 CEV Men’s European Championship)

      Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 17,000 (2016 NORCECA U18 Women’s Championship)


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