WiZink Center


* Address: Avenida de Felipe II, Madrid
* Country: Spain
* Capacity: 17,000
* Opened: 2005
* Main use: Basketball
* Tenants: Movistar Estudiantes (basketball) Real Madrid (basketball)

Extra stadium info – WiZink Center

The WiZink Center is named after an online banking corporation. The construction costs of the arena, which opened under a different name, were €124 million. It was built on the site of a former sports venue, which was destroyed by a fire in 2001. The Movistar Estudiantes and the basketball team of Real Madrid use the WiZink Center for home games. The basketball team of Real Madrid became the first European basketball team with 10 million followers on its main social media page. In 2015, they won an EuroLeague title after defeating Olympiacos BC from the Hellenic Republic in Madrid in front of 12,000 fans. It was the first EuroLeague final at the venue which is currently known as the WiZink Center.

In 2018, the basketball team of Real Madrid became the first team with 10 EuroLeague titles. Dražen Petrović, who was born in Šibenik in 1964, is one of their famous former players. He is generally regarded as one of the best European basketball players ever. Petrović, who won two Olympic medals, joined the basketball team of Real Madrid in 1988. In 1989, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, his first National Basketball Association club. Dražen Petrović played numerous NBA matches before he ended his professional basketball career in 1993.

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