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Arena Market: Serbia

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Štark Arena, also known as the Belgrade Arena, and formerly as Kombank Arena, is a focal point not only for local and international music – Scorpions, HAUSER, and Bryan Adams came through in 2023, along with Serbian stars Aleksandra Prijovic, Ana Nikolić, and Miroslav Ilić – but for an array of exhibitions and sports, including basketball, tennis, and volleyball.

Indeed, Štark Arena claims to be the only member of the EAA that can pivot to a water polo setup, as the venue demonstrated with two pools for the European Water Polo Championship in 2016, at which Serbia triumphed.

Opened in 2014 in the New Belgrade district of the city and receiving between 600,000 and 800,000 visitors a year, the arena has 18,386 seats in its main hall and 70 luxury boxes.

The 7,000-capacity SPC Vojvodina – known as SPENS – in the second city of Novi Sad, also has sport and concert applications, most usually for Balkan artists.

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