PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport or PalaEUR, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Rome, Italy. It is located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. The arena hosted the 1960 Olympic basketball tournaments. The stadium features 8 meetings points, a restaurant for 300 people and a 2,700 square metre (3,229 sq. yard) outdoor terrace. It has a seating capacity of 11,200 spectators for basketball games.
The arena hosted the 1960 Olympic basketball tournaments, the 1991 European basketball championships and the Euroleague 1997 Final Four. It is currently the home arena of the Italian professional basketball team Lottomatica Roma. In 1997 the PalaLottomatica hosted the Euroleague Final Four and the final stage of the 2005 Men's European Volleyball Championship, oversubscribed in the final between Italy and Russia, Hosting one of its terraces an audience of over 14,000 spectators were disappointed that thanks to a 3-2 comeback victory in Italy, after a thrilling game that lasted over two hours. The WWE ran a show on November 7, 2008 at the PalaLottomatica. The PalaEUR was also a venue of the 1978 and 2010 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.
Many artists have performed at the Palazzo dello Sport / PalaLottomatica since late 60's and early 70's: amongst them the Rolling Stones in 1970, the Depeche Mode several times since 1987, the Cure, Paul McCartney, Iron Maiden, Dire Straits and many others. In 1975 a Lou Reed concert was cancelled because of turmoils between police and groups of people who protested against the high prices of concert tickets; because of those turmoils the Palazzo dello Sport was seriously damaged and foreigner artists refused to perform in Italy for the following 5 years until Bob Marley performed in Milan in 1980. The Spice Girls performed a show in March 1998 during their Spiceworld Tour. This arena also hosted the concert of Avril Lavigne with her The Black Star Tour on September 10, 2011. The first artist to perform after the modernization and the renaming as PalaLottomatica was Carlos Santana in 2003.