Valencia’s Roig Arena reaches construction milestone


The US$282 million multipurpose venue, designed by HOK and ERRE Arquitectura, reached a milestone recently with the successful installation of eight monumental steel trusses.

The trusses, each spanning 123m, required between 300 and 450 tons of steel and were assembled on-site before being lifted into position. The operation required two enormous cranes (pictured below), each with a base of 100m2, which were transported to the construction site in pieces and assembled on location.

“We are aware of the transformation that the construction of the Roig Arena will bring to Valencia and Spain as a whole,” said Amparo Roig, partner architect at ERRE Arquitectura.

“The installation of the eight trusses is another step toward the goal of creating a project that will be a game-changer for the city and will enable the enjoyment of events that were not possible until now,” added Roig.


With a seating capacity of 15,600 that expands to 18,600 with standing room, the Roig Arena will serve as the home base for both the men’s and women’s Valencia Basket Club teams (Image: HOK)

Additional amenities include a multi-purpose room and a car park which can accommodate 1,300 vehicles, both underground and in a multi-storey structure.

Led by LICAMPA 1617, an enterprise founded by Spanish entrepreneur Juan Roig, and scheduled to open in 2024, the multipurpose venue is positioning itself as apremier destination for music, arts, culture and sporting events.


Beyond the arena itself, the project is intended to revitalise the surrounding neighbourhood with the addition of a near five-acre public park and new facilities for the local Les Arts school (Image: HOK)

“The installation of these monumental steel trusses is more than a construction milestone,” said John Rhodes, director of HOK’s Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment practice in London. “It’s a testament to the innovative spirit and collaboration that define the Roig Arena project. We’re thrilled to be creating more than a venue—this will be an experience that will resonate with the people of Valencia for decades to come.”

In separate news, multiple large venues have announced major milestones and renovation plans, such as Scotiabank Arena, and Arena.

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