Saitama Super Arena
The Saitama Super Arena (Japaneseさいたま スーパー アリーナ, Saitama Supa Arina ) is a sports arena in Saitama for concerts and sporting events.
It is 66 meters high, was opened in 2000 and can accommodate up to 37,000 spectators, however, can be reduced. For the technical construction that allows to completely restructure the hall space and public areas newly within hours, she won the Business Week / Architectural Record Award. In the building there is a John Lennon Museum.
As the population of the city of Futaba, on the bottom there is a part of the power plant, had to be relocated on 19 March 2011 after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, this came to 30 March, in the arena.
Host for International Sport Events
- 2000 took place in an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- 2003 saw two NBA basketball game between the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
- 2006 found the finals of the World Basketball Championship held there.
- 2014 was the World Figure Skating Championships take place there.
Host for National Sports Events
- 2007 found the finals of the Japanese high school championships in volleyball place there.