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HOK and ERRE Reveal Design of New Arena in Valencia, Spain

Scheduled to open in 2023, the multipurpose venue will be a premier destination in downtown Valencia for music, arts, culture and sporting events.

LICAMPA 1617, an enterprise founded by Spanish businessman Juan Roig, is leading the development of the $282 million Valencia Arena. The venue is being designed by HOK and local architecture practice ERRE Arquitectura.

Valencia Arena will be the headquarters for both the men and women’s Valencia Basket Club. Spectator capacity will be 15,600 seats and 18,600 with standing room. Guests will enjoy a wide range of premium hospitality products and an intimate, flexible seating bowl. The design also includes a spacious multipurpose room and a 1,300-capacity car park (both underground and multistory). The neighborhood will be further revitalized with the construction of complementary facilities including a nearly five-acre public park and new facilities for local school Les Arts.

“The exciting design for Valencia Arena is a tribute to the ambitions of LICAMPA 1617,” said John Rhodes, director of Sports + Recreation + Entertainment in HOK’s London studio. “HOK is delighted to partner with ERRE in realizing this aspiration. The venue is a breathtaking blend of multifunctionality, comfort, security, atmosphere and sustainability. This will be a world-class sports and entertainment destination that is a valuable asset for the local economy as well as a nationwide attraction.”

“We are delighted to accomplish this project together with HOK, a very professional team of architects, and be part of making our city more remarkable,” said Amparo Roig, cofounder of ERRE.

Valencia Arena is expected to create more than 300 jobs and generate nearly $13 million per year for the local economy. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2020 and be complete in 2023.

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