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Israel’s live entertainment sector continues to be as busy as ever.
In recent years, the country’s improved relations between its neighbouring Gulf states — which include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the UAE — have seen tours fly directly between them for the first time, allowing for the potential to increase attendances and revenue like never before.
Tel Aviv remains the hub of Israel’s market, with the Menora Mivtachim Arena its main indoor venue. The 12,000-capacity complex, home to the Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. basketball team, is owned by the local government and is managed by its Sports Palaces company.
Tel Aviv remains the hub of Israel’s market, with the Menora Mivtachim Arena its main indoor venue.
Opened in 1963, the venue has undergone some major advancements since then, including a state-of-the-art AV system, a 300m2 LED cube hovering over the main arena, and a TW Audio-distributed sound system consisting of more than 50 boxes, including B30 subwoofers. The venue will be hosting Adam Lambert, Suede, and HAUSER for the rest of its 2023 season.
In Jerusalem, the city-owned Pais Arena is an 11,000- capacity venue, with a massive LED video board. Alongside hosting sports events such as tennis, ice hockey, and basketball, it has seen performances from Armin van Buuren, Bryan Adams, and the Black Eyed Peas in previous years.
At the time of writing, the city of Ashdod – located south of Tel Aviv – was constructing a multipurpose venue in the new sports complex in the Lachish Park district. The proposed 16,000m2 building will include a multipurpose hall with 5,000 seats.