The central arena during the Euroleague Final Four (c.2014)
|Full name||Mediolanum Forum di Assago|
|Former names||Forum di Assago (1990–97)|
|Address||Via Giuseppe di Vittorio 6|
20090 Assago MI Italy
|Opened||26 October 1990|
|Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano (LBA) (1990–present)|
The Mediolanum Forum (originally the Forum di Assago, formerly the FilaForum, DatchForum) is an indoor sports arena that is located in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700and is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, tennis & live concerts. The venue is the home ground of the Italian League professional basketball team Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano.
Assago is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Milan, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,395,274 while its metropolitan city has a population of 3,250,315. Its continuously built-up urban area has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 over 1,891 square kilometres. The wider Milan metropolitan area, known as Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that extends over central Lombardy and eastern Piedmont and which counts an estimated total population of 7.5 million, making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and the 54th largest in the world. Milan served as capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 and the Duchy of Milan during the medieval period and early modern age.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
The Forum received the European Prize for Architecture for sports venues awarded by CONI and the Council of Europe. It is also one of two facilities in Italy, along with PalaLottomatica in Rome, to be part of the European Arenas Association network.In January 2009, the arena changed its name to the current name of Mediolanum Forum, replacing the old name of DatchForum.
PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport or PalaEUR, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Rome, Italy. It is located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. The arena hosted the 1960 Olympic basketball tournaments.
Mediolanum S.p.A. was an Italian financial services company based in Basiglio, in Metropolitan City of Milan, founded by Ennio Doris in 1982. Mediolanum Group was headed by Mediolanum S.p.A., until reversed merger with subsidiary Banca Mediolanum in 2015.
|Entertainment events at Mediolanum Forum|
|February 18||Paul McCartney||The New World Tour|
|May 5||Iron Maiden||Real Live Tour|
|May 17||Peter Gabriel||Secret World Tour|
|May 17||AC/DC||Ballbreaker World Tour|
|September 19||Tina Turner||Wildest Dreams Tour|
|November 13||Pearl Jam||No Code Tour|
|March 8–9||Spice Girls||Spiceworld Tour|
|May 5||Janet Jackson||The Velvet Rope Tour|
|June 23||Alanis Morissette||Junkie Tour|
|September 23||Iron Maiden||The Ed Hunter Tour|
|February 17||Mariah Carey||Rainbow World Tour|
|June 13||Madonna||Drowned World Tour|
|June 22||Pearl Jam||Binaural Tour|
|October 24||Britney Spears||Oops!... I Did It Again Tour|
|June 18||Kylie Minogue||KylieFever2002|
|November 18||Coldplay||A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour|
|May 8||Peter Gabriel||Growing Up Tour / Growing Up Live DVD|
|October 27||Iron Maiden||Dance of Death World Tour|
|November 10||Mariah Carey||Charmbracelet World Tour|
|May 11||Peter Gabriel||Still Growing Up Tour|
|May 19||Britney Spears||The Onyx Hotel Tour|
|October 16||Avril Lavigne||Bonez Tour|
|November 14||Coldplay||Twisted Logic Tour|
|September 17||Pearl Jam||2006 World Tour|
|December 2||Iron Maiden||A Matter of Life and Death Tour|
|December 4||Muse||Black Holes and Revelations Tour|
|May 10||Beyoncé||The Beyonce Experience|
|October 16||Gwen Stefani||The Sweet Escape Tour|
|March 29||Alicia Keys||As I Am Tour|
|June 13||Avril Lavigne||The Best Damn World Tour|
|July 3||Celine Dion||Taking Chances World Tour|
|September 30||Coldplay||Viva la Vida Tour|
|March 19 & 21||AC/DC||Black Ice World Tour|
|May 3||Whitney Houston||Nothing but Love World Tour|
|March 11||Kylie Minogue||Aphrodite World Tour|
|September 11||Avril Lavigne||The Blackstar Tour|
|December 11||Rihanna||Loud Tour|
|May 7||LMFAO||Sorry for Party Rocking Tour|
|October 2||Lady Gaga||Born This Way Ball|
|February 23||Cirque de Soleil||Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour|
|May 7||Lana Del Rey||Paradise Tour|
|May 18||Beyoncé||The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour|
|May 20||One Direction||Take Me Home Tour|
|October 7||Peter Gabriel||Back to Front Tour|
|October 29||Nickelback||Here and Now Tour|
|November 2||Thirty Seconds to Mars||Love Lust Faith and Dream Tour|
|January 3||Violetta||Violetta - Il concerto|
|June 8||Miley Cyrus||Bangerz World Tour|
|November 4||Lady Gaga||ArtRave: The Artpop Ball|
|November 17||OneRepublic||Native Tour|
|January 25||Ed Sheeran||x Tour|
|January 30||Violetta||Violetta Live|
|February 13||Lionel Richie||All the Hits, All Night Long|
|February 21||Katy Perry||Prismatic World Tour|
|May 9||5 Seconds of Summer||Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour|
|May 25||Ariana Grande||The Honeymoon Tour|
|February 1||Ellie Goulding||Delirium World Tour|
|May 14||Muse||Drones World Tour|
|July 22||Iron Maiden||The Book of Souls World Tour|
|November 7||Twenty One Pilots||Emotional Roadshow World Tour|
|February 21||Avenged Sevenfold|
|March 28||Tini Stoessel||Got Me Started Tour|
|May 6||Shawn Mendes||Illuminate World Tour|
|May 20||Enrique Iglesias||Sex and Love Tour|
|May 30||Little Mix||The Glory Days Tour|
|June 15||Bruno Mars||24K Magic World Tour|
|December 19||Elio e le Storie Tese||Farewell Concert|
|January 18||Lady Gaga||Joanne World Tour|
|January 20||David Guetta||European Arena Tour 2018|
|January 27||Depeche Mode||Global Spirit Tour|
|April 11||Lana Del Rey||LA to the Moon Tour|
|May 7||Niall Horan||Flicker World Tour|
|May 11||Sam Smith||The Thrill of It All Tour|
|June 4||Arctic Monkeys||Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Tour|
|June 21||Shakira||El Dorado World Tour|
|June 25||Queen||Queen + Adam Lambert|
|October 11||U2||Experience + Innocence Tour|
|September 18||Little Mix||LM5: The Tour|
The arena hosted the 1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 2003 IIHF Continental Cup Superfinal of ice hockey (together with Lugano's Pista La Resega), WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown in 2007, and the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
The 1994 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 58th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Teams representing 35 countries participated in several levels of competition, with an additional two national teams failing to advance from a mid-season preliminary qualifying tournament. The competition also served as qualifications for group placements in the 1995 competition.
The Continental Cup is an ice hockey tournament for European clubs, begun in 1997 after the discontinuing of the European Cup. It was intended for teams from countries without representatives in the European Hockey League, with participating teams chosen by the countries' respective ice hockey associations. Hans Dobida served as chairman of the Continental Cup until 2018.
Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. It has a population of 63,494, and an urban agglomeration of over 145,000. The 9th largest Swiss city, it is the largest in Ticino and largest with an Italian speaking majority outside of Italy. The city lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by the mountains of the Lugano Prealps. The eastern part of the city shares a border with Italy.
Since 2011, the Forum has also been home to La Grande Sfida, the annual tennis exhibition event played every Christmas. The arena also hosted the 2014 edition of the EuroLeague Final FourAlso, some matches of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship are scheduled to be held at the venue. The venue will host some group phase matches at the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 which the country will play host alongside Czech Republic in Prague, Georgia in Tbilisi and Germany in Berlin/Cologne. It will host figure skating and short track in the 2026 Winter Olympics.
La Grande Sfida is a women's exhibition tennis tournament held at the Mediolanum Forum and hosted by the Boscolo Hotel in Milan. The first edition was held on 3 December, 2011. The second edition was held on 1 December, 2012. The third edition was held on 17 in Genoa and 18 October in Milan, 2014. The fourth edition will be held on 20 in Verona and 22 November in Modena, 2015.
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2013–14 was the 14th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the fourth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 57th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs.
The EuroLeague Final Four is the final four format championship of the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeague professional club basketball competition. The Euroleague Basketball Company used the final four format for the first time in 2002, following the 2001 FIBA SuproLeague Final Four, which was the last final four held by FIBA Europe. In the original FIBA Europe competition, as seen below, the final four was used for the first time at the 1966 FIBA European Champions Cup Final Four. The final four format was used again the next year, with the 1967 FIBA European Champions Cup Final Four, but was then abandoned.
The 2014 Euroleague Final Four was the concluding EuroLeague Final Four tournament of the 2013–14 Euroleague basketball season. It was held from 16–18 May 2014. All of the games were played at the Mediolanum Forum, in Milan. Maccabi Tel Aviv upset CSKA Moscow, 68–67, in the first semifinal, while Real Madrid dominated FC Barcelona, 100–62, in the second semifinal. In the final, Maccabi upset highly favored Real, by a score of 98–86, in the tournament's first overtime final since 1969. The win gave Maccabi their sixth EuroLeague title.
The Milan Metro is the rapid transit system serving Milan, Italy, operated by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi. The network consists of 4 lines, identified by different numbers and colours, with a total network length of 96.8 kilometres (60.1 mi), and a total of 106 stations, mostly underground. It has a daily ridership of about 1.4 million on weekdays.
O2 Arena (formerly Sazka Arena, stylised as O2 arena) is a multi-purpose arena, in Prague, Czech Republic. It is home to HC Sparta Prague of the Czech Extraliga and is the second-largest ice hockey arena in Europe.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is a 17,157-seat multi-purpose arena located within the MGM Grand Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.
The PalaBancoDesio is an arena located in Desio, Lombardy, Italy. Opened in 1992, the arena – with a capacity of 6,700 or 8,000 depending on the layout – has hosted a number of sporting and artistic events, chief of which have been basketball and gymnastics.
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, officially WiZink Center since November 2016 for sponsorship reasons, is an indoor sporting arena located in Goya neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain. Its capacity is 15,000 for basketball and 15,500 for concerts.
Nelson Mandela Forum, formerly Palazzetto dello sport di Firenze and Palasport, is an indoor sports arena that is located in Florence, Italy. It was inaugurated in 1985. In 2004 the arena was renamed to Nelson Mandela Forum.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena in the Friedrichshain neighborhood of Berlin, Germany, which opened in 2008.
Immagine in Cornice, Italian for "picture in a frame", is a live concert film documenting the 2006 five-concert tour of Italy by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. It was released on September 25, 2007.
The Milan Indoor, also known under various sponsored names, was a men's professional tennis tournament held from 1978 until 2005. It took placed in Milan, Italy with the exception of three years (1998–2000) when it was held in London, United Kingdom. The event was part of the Grand Prix circuit (1981–89) and ATP Tour (1990–2005) and was played on indoor carpet courts, except fro the 2000 edition which was played on an indoor hard court. The most successful singles players were John McEnroe and Boris Becker who both won four titles. Stefan Edberg and Roger Federer won the first singles title of their career at the event. A single female edition of the event was held in 1991, won by Monica Seles. Due to a lack of sponsorship the tournament was replaced on the 2006 ATP Tour by the Zagreb Indoors.
The 1998 FIVB Volleyball World League was the ninth edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 12 countries from 15 May to 19 July 1998. The Final Round was held in Milan, Italy.
Il mondo in un secondo is the second Alessandra Amoroso's album. The album was released on July 15, 2010. The album consists of thirteen tracks recorded in the spring and summer 2010. It was certified quadruple platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.
The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League was the 25th edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 28 countries from 23 May to 20 July 2014. The Group 1 Final Round was held in Florence, Italy.
Oktagon is an international martial arts tournament based in Northern Italy and founded in 1996 by Carlo Di Blasi. The annual Oktagon tournaments, which draw 14,000 spectators, are also broadcast on DMAX and Rai Sport television to 120 countries. Through 2015, the tournaments were held at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan. In 2016, it was announced that the tournament's venue would move to the Pala Alpitour in Turin and be held jointly with the American MMA promotion organization Bellator.
The 2015–16 Lega Basket Serie A, known for sponsorship reasons as the Serie A BEKO, is the 94th season of the Lega Basket Serie A, the highest professional basketball league in Italy.
The 2016 Lega Basket Serie A Finals was the championship series of the 2015–16 regular season, of the Lega Basket Serie A, the highest professional basketball league in Italy, and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The 2015-16 regular season champion EA7 Emporio Armani Milano possessing home advantage and the second placed Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia contested for the title in a best-of-7 showdown, from June 3 to 15, 2016. These were the second Finals for Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.
The 2016 Italian Basketball Supercup was the 22nd edition of the super cup tournament, organized by the Lega Basket Serie A. It was also called Macron Supercoppa 2016 for sponsorship reasons.
The 2019–20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague will be the 20th season of the modern era of the EuroLeague basketball competition and the ninth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this will be the 63rd season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The season will start on 3 October 2019 and end with the championship game on 24 May 2020. The Final Four will be played at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.