Address: Sportski I Poslovni Centar Vojvodina, Sutjeska 2, 21000, Novi Sad, Serbia Telephone: +381 21 4882 222 Website: www.spens.rs
SPC Vojvodina, commonly referred to as SPENS, is a multi-purpose venue located in Novi Sad. Sprawled over 85,000 m2, SPENS consists of Main Hall (capacity: 7,022 seats), Small Hall (capacity: 1,030), ice-hockey rink (capacity: 1,623), bowling alley, shooting range, 3 training halls, swimming pool, 11 tennis courts, media center, 2 press centers, amphitheater, reception salon, conference hall, double-level garage, and 215 retail and business spaces that house banks, furniture stores, tourist agencies, jewelers, bookstores, pool halls, fitness clubs, boutiques etc.
Its construction was completed in less than 2 years, and on April 14, 1981, SPENS opened its door for the first time, its inaugural event being the 36th World Table Tennis Championships. SPENS' most famous resident is the basketball club, KK Vojvodina Srbijagas (participating in Basketball League of Serbia).
In 1987, SPENS hosted basketball's European Cup Winners' Cup Final. The venue received its biggest media exposure when it hosted Group D of the Group Phase of FIBA EuroBasket 2005, which consisted of Spain, Latvia, Israel and host country Serbia and Montenegro. The arena also hosted Group C (group stage) and Group II of the Final Round - which consisted of Spain, Croatia, France, Hungary, Slovenia and Iceland - of the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship. Since volleyball is very popular in Novi Sad, Serbia men's national volleyball team often plays its FIVB World League home matches in SPENS, as well as its friendly warm-up games. In addition to sporting events, SPENS is often utilized as venue of choice for numerous concerts, film premieres, conventions etc.