#3 top venue worldwide
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid (English: Sports Palace in the Regional Community of Madrid), officially WiZink Center since November 2016 for sponsorship reasons, is an indoor sporting arena located in Madrid, Spain. The former building, which was built in 1960, was destroyed by a fire in 2001. Architects Enrique Hermoso and Paloma Huidobro projected a High-Tech style new arena that was built at the same location between 2002 and 2005. The arena hosted two major international basketball events in the first decade of the 21st century - the knockout stage of EuroBasket 2007 and the EuroLeague's Final Four 2008. It also hosted the final stage of the Copa del Rey of basketball in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2019. The arena was the finals venue for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Euroleague Final Four 2015.