The largest multi-purpose arena in Eastern-Hungary was completed within a mere 270 days in 2002 on the model of a similar event hall in Tallinn, Estonia.
The first event to inaugurate the Főnix Arena was the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2002, since when it has been home to several sports events. The versatility of the venue is proved by the many sports events hosted in the arena: European Handball and Basketball Championships, World Ice Hockey Championships, World Short Track Speed Skating Championship, World Junior Figure Skating Championship without claiming completeness.
In addition to sport, culture also plays a key role in the life of the arena: celebrated artists from all over the world have already stepped on stage here, for example: Bryan Adams, Joe Cocker, David Copperfield, Michael Flatley, Lenny Kravitz, Paco de Lucía, or the Iron Maiden. Furthermore, the most excellent representatives of Hungarian performing art could also enjoy the hospitality of the Főnix Arena: among others Ákos, Péter Aranyosi, the Budapest Operetta Theatre, Ballett Győr, László Hadházi, the Madách Theatre, Tankcsapda.
Due to its multi-functionality, in addition to sports (6000 people) and cultural (7000 people) events, large exhibitions (3000 m2) as well as gala dinners or company events (1460 people) can also be held in the arena.
As a result of the developments completed in 2021, the Főnix Arena awaits the teams and spectators who arrive at the group phase of the EHF EURO 2022 Men’s Handball European Championship as well as the crowd for all the upcoming future events with renewed interior design, new restrooms, state-of-the-art experience and information system (LED perimeters and cube), energy saving LED lighting, expanded cloak room facilities, up-to-date engineering system as well as fresh, clean environment.