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The Mediolanum Forum (originally the Forum di Assago, formerly the FilaForum and DatchForum) is an indoor sports arena that is located in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, tennis and live concerts. The venue is the home ground of the Italian League professional basketball team Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano. 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.


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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. 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 FourEuroleague.net Milan, Italy to host 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
and, in the same year, the finals of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship. Also, 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.

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2014 Euroleague Final Four, staging
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2014 Euroleague Final Four, staging
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2014 Euroleague Final Four, staging
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2014 Euroleague Final Four, the Final match


See also

* List of tennis stadiums by capacity

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