Fernando Buesa ArenaEdit profile
Fernando Buesa Arena is an indoor sports arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The arena's seating capacity, for basketball, is up to 9,900 people. The arena's seating capacity, for basketball, will be increased to 15,000, in the summer of 2010.
Originally designed (rather belatedly) as a cattle market in the mid seventies, for a city that had already abandoned its links with agriculture and was modernizing at a great pace, it was soon turned into a sports arena, which opened in 1991.
The arena is named after Fernando Buesa, a Spanish politician who was assassinated by ETA.
It was formerly known as Pabellón Araba, until 2000.
It is primarily used for basketball and is the home arena of Saski Baskonia, aka Caja Laboral Baskonia.
The arena hosted the 1996 Saporta Cup Final. in which local Saski Baskonia won the title, and also hosted the 2010 Eurocup Finals.