|Former names||Palasport Casalecchio (1993–1998)|
Futurshow Station (2008–2011)
|Location||Via Gino Cervi, 2 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna|
|Owner||Costructa Spa - Bologna|
|Architect||Studio Arco (Mauro Checcoli, Maria Beatrice Bergamaschi), Luigi Villano and Franco Zarri|
|Virtus Bologna (1996–2017)|
Fortitudo Bologna (1997–1999, 2020–present)
Unipol Arena (previously known as Futurshow Station, PalaMalaguti and originally Palasport Casalecchio) is an indoor sporting arena located in Casalecchio di Reno, Province of Bologna, Italy. The seating capacity of the arena for basketball games is 11,000 people, and the seating capacity for concerts is 20,000 people. It was opened in December 1993. It was home to the Virtus Bologna basketball team from 1996 to 2017.
It is served by Casalecchio Palasport railway station.
During the year 2008, the arena had restyling works, which included a new museum dedicated to Virtus' history, four new JumboTrons, new white seats and black stairs, and new white parquet. In October 2011, the arena changed its name to the current Unipol Arena, in a name sponsorship marketing deal, which was scheduled to last through 2016.
In summer 2016, the capacity of the arena for basketball games increased from 8,650 up to 11,000. Other museums were also built, one dedicated to Futurshow, and one dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti.
|Entertainment events at the Unipol Arena|
|Date||Nationality||Artists||Tours||Opening/Supporting Acts||Attendance||Box Office|
|November 15||United Kingdom||Coldplay||Twisted Logic Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 29||United Kingdom||Coldplay||Viva la Vida Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 26||United Kingdom||Paul McCartney||On the Run||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 11||United States||Jennifer Lopez||Dance Again World Tour||N/A||11,746 / 13,910||$885,945|
|October 23||United Kingdom
|Slash||Apocalyptic Love World Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 16||United Kingdom||Muse||The 2nd Law World Tour||Everything Everything||N/A||N/A|
|December 12||United States||Rob Zombie
|Twins of Evil Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 23||Canada||Justin Bieber||Believe Tour||Carly Rae Jepsen||N/A||N/A|
|April 26||Germany||Rammstein||Made in Germany 1995–2011||Joe Letz||N/A||N/A|
|June 6||United States||Green Day||99 Revolutions Tour||All Time Low||N/A||N/A|
|February 22||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||The Delta Machine Tour||Choir of Young Believers||12,833 / 12,833||$981,579|
|June 3||United States||Nine Inch Nails||Twenty Thirteen Tour||Cold Cave||N/A||N/A|
|June 18||United Kingdom||Black Sabbath||Black Sabbath Reunion Tour||Black Label Society
|November 8||Canada||Michael Bublé||To Be Loved Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 21||United Kingdom||Peter Gabriel||Back to Front Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 13||United States||Foo Fighters||Sonic Highways World Tour||Trombone Shorty||N/A||N/A|
|November 29||Finland||Nightwish||Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour||Arch Enemy
|April 13||United Kingdom||Florence and the Machine||How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Tour||Gabriel Bruce||N/A||N/A|
|September 17||United Kingdom||The Who||Back to the Who Tour 51!||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 8||United States||Red Hot Chili Peppers||The Getaway World Tour||La Femme||N/A||N/A|
|November 19||Canada||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour||The Knocks
|27,418 / 27,418||$2,033,361|
|January 13||United States||Green Day||Revolution Radio Tour||The Interrupters||N/A||N/A|
|May 16||United States||Kiss||Kissworld Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|May 19||Spain||Enrique Iglesias||Sex and Love Tour||N/A||12,789 / 13,905||N/A|
|June 12||United States||Bruno Mars||24K Magic World Tour||Anderson Paak||14,246 / 14,246||$850,732|
|June 26||United Kingdom||Deep Purple||The Long Goodbye Tour||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 4||United States||Queens of the Stone Age||Villains World Tour||Broncho||N/A||N/A|
|November 10||United Kingdom
|Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2017–2018||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 13||United Kingdom||Depeche Mode||Global Spirit Tour||Pumarosa||N/A||N/A|
|February 12||United States||Metallica||WorldWired Tour||Kvelertak||N/A||N/A|
|March 17||United States||Thirty Seconds to Mars||The Monolith Tour||N/A||TBA||TBA|
|April 4||United Kingdom||Harry Styles||Harry Styles: Live on Tour||Mabel||TBA||TBA|
|April 21||United Kingdom||Roger Waters||Us + Them Tour||N/A||TBA||TBA|
|May 6||Ireland||Niall Horan||Flicker World Tour||Julia Michaels||TBA||TBA|
|June 2||United States||Katy Perry||Witness: The Tour||Tove Styrke||TBA||TBA|
|June 27||United States||Demi Lovato||Tell Me You Love Me World Tour||Joy||TBA||TBA|
|March 23||Canada||Shawn Mendes||Shawn Mendes The Tour||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|June 8||United Kingdom||Eric Clapton||Eric Clapton Summer European Tour 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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