New Belgrade Sports Hall

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Template:Infobox Stadium New Belgrade Sports Hall (Serbian: ???? ???????? ?? ????? ???????? / Hala sportova na Novom Beogradu) is a multi-purpose sports arena located in Belgrade municipality of New Belgrade.

The venue's actual name is "Palata sportova" (Palace of Sports), but it is widely known by its informal title - Hala. It was built and opened during 1968. Since 1979 it functions as part of publicly owned New Belgrade Sports and Business Center (JP Sportski i poslovni centar Novi Beograd). Nearby sports and recreation center "11. April" is also included under its umbrella.

Hala seats up to 5,000 people for sporting events and up to 7,000 for musical events.

In November 2010, the renovation of Hala was announced for 2011. The new-look renovated venue was presented in late August 2011.

Sports

Hala sportova served as home floor for many Belgrade-based sports teams.

KK Partizan

The most prominent of them all was Partizan basketball club, which played its home games here from 1970 until 1990. During this time, famous Partizan players like Dragan Ki?anovi?, Dražen Dalipagi?, Vlade Divac, Aleksandar Sasha ?or?evi?, Predrag Danilovi? and Žarko Paspalj graced Hala's floor. Popular commercial radio jingle promoting Partizan at the time was: Template:Cquote

Their finest Hala hour came in the second leg of 1989 Kora? Cup final. Playing the Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù (Wiwa Vismara), Partizan came back from the first leg with a 13-point deficit. However, a heroic performance on Hala floor saw them overturn the Italians' lead and win the Cup in high style with a splendid 19-point victory.

Other teams

Hala has also been home to basketball's Novi Beograd, known throughout its history of sponsorships as ,IMT, Infos-RTM, Beopetrol, and Atlas. Another resident was Lavovi.

Other former basketball occupants included now defunct Beobanka (during the 1990s) and occasionally even nomadic BKK Radni?ki, which at one time or another played its home games in just about every spot within Belgrade city limits that has two hoops and a roof.

In addition to basketball, various handball, boxing, karate, aikido, and judo teams trained and hosted matches and events in Hala.

Concerts

Along with sports, Hala has played host to many shows by a variety of musical acts. They include:

  • Goblini - March 8, 2014
  • Bad Copy - February 14, 2014
  • Manu Chao (opening: Samostalni referenti and Hornsman Coyote) - September 14, 2013
  • Kerber - December 13, 2012
  • The Cranberries - December 4, 2012
  • Partibrejkers - March 3, 2012
  • Dubioza kolektiv (opening: S.A.R.S. and Marko Markovi?) - December 23, 2011
  • Hladno pivo - December 3, 2011
  • Hladno pivo - December 2, 2011
  • Negative - November 13, 2009
  • Hladno pivo - November 22, 2008
  • Paul Anka - April 18, 2008
  • Bryan Adams - November 28, 2006
  • Kool & The Gang - November 7, 2006
  • Viki Miljkovi? - December 18, 2005
  • Indira Radi? - April 27, 2004
  • Faithless - April 18, 2004
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals - March 10, 2004
  • The Stranglers - February 13, 2004
  • Blondie - December 3, 2003
  • Placebo - September 2, 2003
  • Urban Experience level 10 (DJ Bob Sinclar, DJ Dave Lee, DJ Terry Farley + dancers from Miss Moneypenny's) - September 1, 2001
  • Public Enemy - June 5, 2003
  • Roni Size - May 17, 2003
  • Soulfly - February 23, 2003
  • Urban Experience level 7 (X-Press 2, DJ Josh Wink, Audio Soul Project, DJ Vlada Janji?, DJ Gordan Paunovi?) - May 10, 2002
  • Kosheen - January 11, 2002
  • Stereo MCs - December 7, 2001
  • Psihomodo Pop - March 30, 2001
  • Reprazent (Roni Size, Krust, MC Dynamite) - December 23, 2000
  • Darko Rundek - December 22, 2000
  • KUD Idijoti - December 10, 2000
  • Darkwood Dub - February 2000
  • Van Gogh - December 24, 1999
  • Sunshine - February 14, 1999
  • Sunshine - February 14, 1998
  • Laibach - November 14, 1997
  • Ceca Ražnatovi? - November 25, 1995
  • Bajaga i Instruktori - September 1993
  • Pat Metheny Group - June 21, 1991
  • The Sisters of Mercy - November 9, 1990
  • The Mission - October 24, 1990
  • Motörhead - March 28, 1990
  • Riblja ?orba - May 8, 1985
  • Zabranjeno pušenje - November 4, 1984
  • Iron Maiden - 1982
  • Riblja ?orba - March 28, 1981
  • Riblja ?orba - March 27, 1981

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