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Valencia Arena design plans shape up

Design plans for the new €220m Valencia Arena in Spain have been revealed by LICAMPA 1617.

The arena has been designed by HOK in conjunction with ERRE Arquitectura.

Valencia Arena will be home to Valencia Basket club and will become a premier destination for music, arts, culture and sporting events.

Spectator capacity will be 15,600 seated or 18,600 with standing room.

John Rhodes, Director of Sports and Entertainment at HOK’s London Studio, said:

The exciting design for Valencia Arena is a tribute to the ambitions of LICAMPA 1617 and HOK is delighted to have partnered ERRE in realising this aspiration. The venue is a breathtaking blend of multifunctionality, comfort, security, atmosphere and sustainability. We are confident that we are designing a world-class sports and entertainment destination that will be a valuable asset for the local economy, as well as a nationwide attraction.

Amparo Roig, Co-Founder of ERRE Arquitectura, added:

We are delighted to accomplish this project together with HOK, a very professional team of architects, and being part of making our city Valencia more remarkable.

Valencia Arena is expected to create more than 300 jobs and generate €10m per year for the local economy.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020, with completion due in 2023.