Built in 1961, the arena was used primarily for basketball games for the team Dinamo Tbilisi and is still the largest basketball designed arena in all of the former USSR successor states. The arena was renovated in 2007 and was reopened on August 22, 2007, with management rights given to the Logic Group Ltd for a 30 year contract. This was the first phase of renovation and reconstruction, with the second phase including changing the roof of the building and installing new individual seats.
Total cost of the renovation is estimated at 5 million USD.
The image is snapshotted from a Georgian movie “Me, Grandma, Iliko and Ilarioni ”, directed by Tengiz Abuladze and released in 1962.
- Year: 1962
- Source: Forum.ge
- Photographer: Unknown
- Year: 2013
- Source: JumpStart Georgia
- Photographer: Irakli Chumburidze
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