The Forum in Milan is the main covered multi-purpose venue in Italy and hosts the biggest shows, music and sport events and congresses. Along with the Palazzo dello Sport - Roma, it is the only Italian venue in the prestigious EAA (European Arenas Association), which includes the leading European arenas.
It was constructed in 1990 with an innovative project (European Architecture Award for Sporting Venues 1994 “with particular regard to safety issues”). The Forum has three levels and a total covered area of 40,000 sqm, and is recognised by the Municipality of Milan as one of the city’s large sporting venues.
Thanks to its modularity and adaptability to any type of event, over the years it has become a point of reference in the organisation of the most important international events.
The Forum has various internal spaces, with a range of dimensions and characteristics, that can be used simultaneously, in conjunction with others or separately depending on the type of event.
The Central Arena (which has up to 15,800 places) is at a height of 4.6 m. The ground floor has three event halls - Hall Gallery (2,400 sqm), Hall Premium (1,400 sqm) and Hall Gold (600 sqm) and the Area Multisport (20,000 sqm) which has two swimming pools (including an external Olympic swimming pool, the Beach Forum) and an ice-skating rink.
Quota otto (5,800 smq) has other modular spaces, with access to the stands of the Central Arena for “pre” or “after show” events, and two terraces.
The top floor, the highest ring in the Arena (Quota Ventuno), hosts 2 Skypoint and 18 SkyBox -corporate boxes that offer an exclusive view over the arena; Sky Belvedere directly overlooks the parterre and can be reserved for press conferences, meetings and corporate hospitality activities.
The Forum is right next to Milan’s ring-road (at the junction between the A7 Milan-Genoa Motorway and the Tangenziale Ovest - Milanofiori-Assago exit). It has more than 5,000 car parking spaces and can also be reached linea 2 of the Metro (Assago - Milanofiori Forum stop); there is also special rates in place with the H2C Hotel Milanofiori (line 2 - Assago Milanofiori Nord stop).
More than 1,800,000 people visit the Forum every year.