The PalaOlimpico (or PalaIsozaki) is a multipurpose indoor sports/concert arena located at the Santa Rita district in Turin, Italy. It's a few metres east of the Olympic Stadium. With 15.000 seats, it's the largest indoor arena in Italy. Built for the 2006 Winter Olympics, it hosted the ice hockey events.
The design of the building has been the subject of an international competition, won by a team led by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The futuristic building looks like a strict rectangular Cartesian coated stainless steel and glass. Spread over four levels, two underground and two outdoor. The overall length of the plant is about 200 metres.
The structure, designed to be a veritable "factory of events", using the words of its architect, is completely flexible and adaptable in its internal structure: the arrangement of furniture stands and plant in acoustics. A kind of magic box, actually designed for an almost infinite potential post-Olympics use: ice, various indoor sports, athletics, indoor concerts, shows, conventions, exhibitions, events, parades, etc.
Venue address: Corso Sebastopoli, 123, 10134, Turin
The PalaOlimpico is located just few minutes from the centre of Turin and is easy to reach from the main motorways.
The local bus lines leading to PalaOlimpico from the train stations are the following:
- from Porta Nuova: line 4
- from Porta Susa: line 10
- from Lingotto: lines 14 and 63
From the city centre:
- underground railway + line 4 (Porta Nuova) or line 10 (Vinzaglio)
- lines 4, 10, 17, 63
Distance from the city centre: 5 km
Travel time from the city centre: 12 min.
For further information, visit the website: www.palaalpitour.it
FIBA Venue rules
1. General Principles
1.1 The following provisions set forth the general rules and conditions that apply to all persons attending any event or competition organised by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation ("FIBA Venue Rules"), regardless of whether the person is a ticket or accreditation holder.
1.2 The FIBA Venue Rules apply as soon as a person enters the official premises the FIBA event takes place ("Venue"), including any possible security perimeter. They shall remain in full force and effect until such person left the Venue.
1.3 The full text of these FIBA Venue Rules shall be available at the ticket offices, shall be displayed at the entrance of the Venue and may also be downloaded from the official event website.
1.4 If a person violates or does not comply with these terms, he/she may not be permitted access to or may be evicted from the Venue by event staff, security personnel and/or law enforcement representatives, at their sole discretion. Additionally, he/she may be subject to any applicable sanctions imposed by law enforcement representatives as per national applicable laws.
1.5 Should a person not be allowed access to the Venue or be evicted from the Venue in relation to any breach of the FIBA Venue Rules, he/she shall lose any right to re-enter the Venue and shall have no right to reimbursement of any costs and expenses incurred in relation with the respective event, including but not limited to ticket costs.
1.6 Persons who are banned by public authorities from attending sporting events may be forbidden to purchase tickets or to enter the Venue.
2. CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION
2.1 As a condition for admission, all persons attending a FIBA event must at all time:
a. Follow the FIBA Venue Rules and any instruction given by police officers, event staff, security personnel, and/or other duly authorised public authority;
b. Bear a valid admission certificate (“Ticket” or “Accreditation”) and an official personal document (“ID”) with a photo allowing identification;
c. Consent to controls, body searches and possible seizure of objects that are not allowed by applicable laws or these FIBA Venue Rules.
2.2 Persons under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or any behaviour-modifying substance shall not be admitted in the Venue.
2.3. After entering the Venue perimeter, persons shall not be allowed to:
a. Throw any objects or substances, or to set objects or substances on fire;
b. Act aggressively or in any way that may jeopardise security, public health, public order, the uninterrupted continuation of the match or the reputation of FIBA and the Organiser;
c. Make any declarations, statements or other actions that display nationalist, political, religious, ethnic or racist connotations or any behaviour or that may trigger violence, racism, religious disputes or xenophobia;
d. Engage in any form of betting;
e. Threaten others' lives and safety and do harmful acts of an offensive nature;
f. Climb on the seats or any other structure inside the Venue;
g. During the games, stay in an area not designated on the ticket, including any aisles or the areas alongside the basketball court.
2.4. Smoking is not allowed in the Venue perimeter, except in especially designated areas, if any.
3. prohibited and restricted items
3.1 The following items (“Prohibited Items”) are prohibited and may not be allowed into the event Venue(s) at the sole discretion of FIBA, the Organiser, security personnel and/or lay enforcement representatives:
a. Dangerous items
i. Poles (i.e. flag poles) of hard material and/or longer than 1 meter
ii. Glass bottles larger than 100ml (excluding medication contained in glass bottles)
iii. All types of knives and bladed items, including pocket knives and knives carried as part of cultural dress
iv. Offensive weapons or implements such as bayonets, flick knives, extendable batons, sharpened combs, modified belt buckles and loose blades modified into weapons
v. Items that resemble prohibited items such as replica guns or hoax explosive devices
vi. Firearms and ammunition (including replicas, component parts or any device suspected to be a firearm)
vii. Personal protection sprays such as CS or pepper sprays
viii. Fireworks, explosives, flares and smoke canisters
ix. Balls, rackets, frisbees or any other similar objects which may be used as projectiles
x. Large “golf-style” umbrellas
xi. Hazardous and toxic materials
xii. Any other item considered as dangerous by security personnel or public authorities
i. Alcohol, beer, soft drinks, water
ii. Liquids, aerosols and gels in quantities greater than 100ml
c. Photographic and brodcast equipment
i. All video/broadcast equipment as well as reflex cameras, tripods and monopods.
d. Other items
i. More than one soft-sided bag of 25 litre capacity (you must be able to fit your bag under your seat)
ii. Laser pointers and strobe lights
iii. Noisemakers such as hunting horns, air horns, klaxons, vuvuzelas and whistles
iv. Oversized hats
v. Any object or clothing bearing political statements or overt commercial identification intended for “ambush marketing”
vi. Tents, boards, signage, spray paint or any other item which could be used to demonstrate within the venue or sabotage property
vii. Walkie-talkies, phone jammers and radio scanners
viii. Personal/private wireless access points and 3G hubs (smart devices such as Android phones, iPhone and tablets are permitted inside venues, but must not be used as wireless access points to connect multiple devices)
ix. Bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates and skateboards
x. Pets or animals (excluding service animals)
xi. Controlled drugs, including substances which look like controlled drugs
xii. Any other item which may disrupt competition, obstruct the view of other spectators or create a safety hazard.
3.2 Persons carrying any of the items above will not be granted access to the Venue(s) and may be transferred to local law enforcement representatives subject to local applicable laws.
3.3 Any usage of photographic or broadcast equipment is prohibited unless officially authorised by FIBA and holding appropriate accreditation to the Event.
3.4 In addition to the prohibited items listed above, specific requirements apply to the following items (“Restricted Items”), which may be allowed inside the venues only subject to approval of the security manager of the respective Venue or other delegated personnel:
a. Flags and banners
i. In case of flags and banners, the owner shall be required to prove that the flag or banner doesn’t display any political or offensive message. Additionally, for flags and banners larger than 2 m2 (i.e. 2 m x 1 m) the owner shall prove that the material they are made of is not flammable. The owner shall agree to usage terms with security personnel, shall bear full responsibility by undersigning a specific legal form and prove his/her identity with a valid passport or ID.
ii. Flag of countries not participating in the Event or in the game, or of any other club/entity, may not be allowed in the Venue at the sole discretion of the event staff, security personnel and/or law enforcement representatives.
i. In case of drums, the owner shall prove that drums are not closed (one end must be open), that none of its parts are flammable and that the drums don’t display any political or offensive message. The owner of the drums shall bear full responsibility by undersigning a specific legal form and prove his/her identity with valid passport or ID.
c. Food / Baby food
i. Parents attending the event with their babies are entitled to introduce baby food into the Venue up to a maximum amount of 1 litre per baby.
ii. Excessive amounts of food may not be allowed into the Venue.
3.5 If available at a Venue, the cloackroom/deposit may be used to temporarily hold prohibited or restricted items, subject to acceptance of security personnel and to the items not creating any safety hazard.
4.1 Any person attending a FIBA event or game expressly acknowledges that it is not a public event and that FIBA is the rights-holder thus the event/game may not be recorded in any way.
4.2 To the extent permitted by applicable law, any person attending a FIBA event or game agrees that use may be made in perpetuity, free of charge or any compensation, of his/her voice, image, photograph and likeness by means of live or recorded video display, broadcast, streaming or other transmission or recording, photographs or any other current and/or future media technologies (now known or hereinafter invented and/or devised), and irrevocably consents to the use of such voice, image, photograph or likeness by FIBA or third parties authorised by FIBA to use such media. Each person waives all rights and actions seeking to oppose such exploitation, subject to applicable law. FIBA (and third parties authorised by FIBA with respect to the use of such media) shall be bound by, and comply with, all applicable laws with respect to any use they may make of such media.
4.3 Persons may not record or transmit any sound, moving or still image or description or any result or statistics of the match other than for private use, unless officially authorised by FIBA and holding appropriate accreditation to the Event. It is strictly forbidden to disseminate any sound, moving or still image, description, result or statistic of the match, in whole or in part, for any sort of public access, irrespective of the transmission form, whether over the internet, radio, television, mobile phone, data accessory or any other current and/or future media (now known or hereinafter invented and/or devised). Persons shall not assist in conducting such activities.
5. Prohibited Marketing Activities
5.1 Persons may not engage in any form of activity which may result in unauthorised commercial activity inside the Venue and within its perimeter, including but not limited to unauthorised association with the official event marks, FIBA and its commercial partners.
5.2 Persons are strictly prohibited from using, wearing, possessing or holding promotional or commercial objects and materials, or offering to sell, selling or possessing with the intent to sell drinks, food, souvenirs, clothes, or other promotional and/or commercial items within the Venue and its perimeter. All such items may be removed or confiscated by the competent authorities.
5.3 Persons are strictly prohibited from providing any type of commercial service or from undertaking any commercial promotions in the Venue and its perimiter.
6.1 In the event of an emergency all persons in the Venue shall remain calm and follow the rules and instructions given by event staff, security personnel and/or any other law enforcement representatives. FIBA and the Host of the event/game bear no responsibility for consequences to lives, health and property whenever resulting from non-compliance with the instructions provided.
6.2 Should a person violate the fire safety rules (including those caused by smoking in the Arena) and cause the fire alarm system to set off the LOC bears no responsibilities for the breakdown of the event due to the emergency evacuation.
6.3 FIBA and the Host of the event/game bear no responsibilities for any harm to life, health and property of a person within the Venue and its perimeter if it was caused by a violation of the FIBA Venue Rules.