Arena Riga

Arena Riga is the largest multifunctional events center in Latvia and one of the most significant buildings of this type in the Baltics. In Arena Riga, large-scale sports, music, cultural and entertainment events take place. It was built in 2006 to hold the World Hockey Championships.

Both European level sports events (European championships in basketball for men and women; Davis cup in tennis etc.) and concerts by world class musicians have taken place at Arena Riga, attracting visitors from Latvia and its neighboring countries.  Up to now, such stars as  Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams, Sting, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Muse and many others have performed at the Arena. It is always the home arena for the RHL hockey club Dinamo Rīga and basketball club VEF Rīga, which participates in the VTB league tournament and is Latvian champion many times over.
Commissioned and developed by Merks construction company.

Skanstes iela 21, Riga, LV-1013
number of events per year
14 500
maximum number of visitors at any one event
500 000
the total number of visitors per annum

Other sites

The Olympic Sports Center was built where the race track used to be. Now workouts, competitions in various sports disciplines on national and international scale as well as public events take place here – the 2006 NATO summit is just one example.
Lovers of sports and recreation have the luxury to use to a large and state-of-the-art swimming pool at the Olympic Center. The pool has six lanes and is 1.30 to 2.30 meters deep.
The path is 6.6 kilometers long and it allows one to travel from the center of the city to Mežaparks in just 25 minutes.