Euroleague 2020 Anyone who loves basketball can play in the Zalgirio Arena
E he basketball is a religion in Lithuania. It is undoubtedly the king of sport in the small Baltic nation. The Zalgirio Arena, with capacity for more than 15,000 spectators, is the largest pavilion in the country and one of the architectural jewels of European basketball. It is the home of Zalgiris, a club that has always taken great care of the relationship with its fans. Now it has gone further. He has decided to offer the possibility of renting the pavilion to any basketball fan who wants to play a 'match' with his friends. For 60 euros an hour, in the morning, and for 120 euros, at night, any fan can compete on the court where Zalgiris plays its matches and where, for example, the European Championship in Lithuania was played in 2011.
The Zalgirio Arena was inaugurated in the summer of 2011 precisely in a game that faced LItuania and Spain . Since then, it can be considered one of the most modern pavilions in Europe. At a cost of 50 million euros, it hosts basketball, hockey, handball matches and also hosts concerts, expanding its capacity to 17,500 spectators.
The Zalgiris offers its stadium today so that fans can play. "It is difficult to see the empty pavilion. We miss the sound of the bouncing ball, and we think this is a great opportunity for fans to come out and test their skills on the hardwood of the Zalgirio Arena, "said the director of Zalgiris, former international player Paulius Moriejunas.
The fans will not only be able to play on the parquet where the Zalgiris does it. The rental will allow them to use the changing rooms and feel like professionals. They will enter through the door through which the rivals of the Lithuanian club, for example Madrid, Bara, Valencia or Baskonia in the Euroleague, and they will also enjoy the sound effects used in professional matches The prices are economical: 60 euros an hour in the morning and 120 euros the time at night A unique opportunity to enjoy an NBA level facility.