Arena (disambiguation)
An arena
An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the...

, from Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...

 (and still in Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

) "sand", is an enclosed area that showcases theater, musical performances, or sporting events.

Arena may also refer to:

In architecture:
  • Amsterdam ArenA
    Amsterdam ArenA
    Amsterdam Arena is a stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is the largest stadium in the nation and it was built from 1993 to 1996 at a cost of €140 million, and was officially opened on 14 August 1996. It has been used for association football, American football, concerts, and other events...

    , a football stadium in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Asylum Arena, multipurpose sports venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania formerly known as The Arena
  • Belgrade Arena
    Belgrade Arena
    The Belgrade Arena is an indoor arena located in Novi Beograd, Belgrade. It is designed as a universal hall for sport, cultural events and other programs. With a total space that covers 48,000 square metres, and an official total capacity of 19,982 seats , it is one of the largest indoor arenas in...

    , one of the largest European multi functional indoor sport arenas located in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Leipzig Arena
    Leipzig Arena
    The Arena Leipzig is an indoor sporting arena located in Leipzig, Germany. The capacity of the arena is 8,000 people.It is currently the home venue of HC Leipzig a german handball team....

    , an indoor sporting arena in Leipzig, Germany
  • Arena (Poznań), a sports and music venue in Poznań, Poland
  • Pula Arena, the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia
  • Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena, a football stadium in Duisburg, Germany
  • Verona Arena
    Verona Arena
    The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy, which is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind....

    , the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Verona, Italy, famous for the opera performances
  • Arena Zagallo
    Arena Zagallo
    Arena Zagallo is a proposed stadium for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, conditional on a successful bid by Brazil. The Arena will be built in Maceió The stadium is named after Mário Zagallo, prolific club manager and former World Cup-winning Brazil manager, born in the city.It is forecast to have 45,337...

    , a proposed football stadium in Maceió, Brazil
  • Arena Zagreb, multipurpose sports hall located in Zagreb, Croatia

In film:
  • Arena (1989 film)
    Arena (1989 film)
    Arena is an American science fiction film directed by Peter Manoogian and starring Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian. Set in 4038, Satterfield plays Steve Armstrong, the first human in 50 years to compete in the intergalactic boxing sport called simply "The Arena"...

    , a science fiction film starring Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian
  • The Arena (1974 film)
    The Arena (1974 film)
    The Arena is a 1974 gladiator exploitation film, starring Margaret Markov and Pam Grier, and directed by Steve Carver and an uncredited Joe D'Amato. Grier and Markov portray female gladiators in ancient Rome, who have been enslaved and must fight for their freedom...

    , a 1974 gladiator, B-movie, starring Pam Grier
  • Arena (1953 film), a 1953 Western 3-D film, starring Gig Young
  • The Arena (2001 film)
    The Arena (2001 film)
    The Arena is a direct-to-video film from producer Roger Corman on the subject of female gladiators. It is a remake of the 1974 The Arena with Pam Grier...

    , a direct-to-video remake of the 1974 film from producer Roger Corman, starring Karen McDougal and Lisa Dergan
  • Arena (2009 film)
    Arena (2009 film)
    Arena is a 2009 Portuguese short drama film directed by João Salaviza. It won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.-Cast:* Carloto Cotta - Mauro* Cláudio Rosa - 2nd kid* Rafael Sardo - 1st kid* Rodrigo Madeira - Alemão...

    , a 2009 Portuguese short film
  • Arena (2011 film), an upcoming American film

In gaming:
  • Arena (chess)
    Arena (chess)
    Arena is a freeware GUI for chess engines by Martin Blume and runs on Windows.It supports the protocols UCI and Chess Engine Communication Protocol to communicate with the chess engines that provide the computer enemies. Arena therefore supports a vast amount of chess engines, e.g...

    , a freeware GUI for chess programs by Martin Blume
  • ArenaNet
    ArenaNet is a computer game developer and part of NCsoft Corporation, founded in 2000 by Mike O'Brien, Patrick Wyatt and Jeff Strain and located in Bellevue, Washington...

    , a computer game developer and part of NCsoft Corporation
  • Quake III Arena
    Quake III Arena
    Quake III Arena , is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game released on December 2, 1999. The game was developed by id Software and featured music composed by Sonic Mayhem and Front Line Assembly...

    , a multiplayer first-person shooter released on December 2, 1999
  • The Elder Scrolls: Arena
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first game in the Elder Scrolls series. It is a first-person computer role-playing game for MS-DOS, developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1994...

    , the first game in in The Elder Scrolls series, released in 1994
  • The Arena, a gaming platform connecting to GameArena
  • Wing Commander Arena
    Wing Commander Arena
    Wing Commander Arena is a space combat video game developed by independent software developer Gaia Industries for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service. It is a spin-off of the popular Wing Commander series of games...

    , a multiplayer Xbox 360 game
  • Arena a gameplay mode for Team Fortress 2
    Team Fortress 2
    Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. A sequel to the original mod Team Fortress based on the Quake engine, it was first released as part of the video game compilation The Orange Box on October 10, 2007 for Windows...

  • OpenArena
    OpenArena is a free and open source first-person shooter computer game based heavily on the Quake III Arena style deathmatch. The OpenArena project was established on August 19, 2005, the day after the id Tech 3 GPL source code release...

    , a multiplayer first-person shooter, free and opensource

In geography:
  • Arena, Calabria, Italy
  • Arena, Saskatchewan
    Arena, Saskatchewan
    Arena, Saskatchewan was once a hamlet in the southwestern part of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.-External links:*********-Footnotes:...

    , Canada
  • Arena, California
    Arena, California
    Arena is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad west-northwest of Atwater, at an elevation of 141 feet ....

  • Arena, Wisconsin
    Arena, Wisconsin
    Arena is a village in Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 685 at the 2000 census. The village is located within the Town of Arena. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:Arena is located at ....

    , United States
  • Arena (town), Wisconsin
    Arena (town), Wisconsin
    Arena is a town in Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,444 at the 2000 census. The Village of Arena is located within the town...

    , United States
  • Arena Township, Minnesota
    Arena Township, Minnesota
    Arena Township is a township in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 153 at the 2000 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of , of which, of it is land and of it is water.-Demographics:As of the census of 2000,...

    , United States

In music:
  • Arena (Duran Duran album), a live album by Duran Duran
  • Arena (Asia album)
    Arena (Asia album)
    Arena is the sixth album by rock group Asia, released in 1996. The lineup on the disc is Geoffrey Downes, John Payne, Michael Sturgis, Elliott Randall and Aziz Ibrahim.-Track listing:...

    , an album by the band Asia
  • Arena (Todd Rundgren album)
    Arena (Todd Rundgren album)
    Arena is an album by rock musician Todd Rundgren that was released in 2008.Like several of his earlier albums, this was entirely a solo effort, with Rundgren playing all the instruments. In contrast to his earlier albums, he produced this album entirely on an Apple laptop computer using...

    , an album by Todd Rundgren
  • Arena (An Absurd Notion)
    Arena (An Absurd Notion)
    Arena is a concept concert video filmed during the course of Duran Duran's 1984 Sing Blue Silver North American Tour in support of the album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.-Background:...

    , a concert film by Duran Duran
  • Arena (band)
    Arena (band)
    Arena are a British neo-progressive rock band founded in 1995 by Clive Nolan and Mick Pointer. Most of the band's lyrics are written by Nolan, though Pointer contributed lyrics to Sirens and other tracks on the first two albums....

    , a British progressive rock band
  • Arena rock
    Arena rock
    Arena rock is a term used to describe rock music that utilised large arena venues, particularly sports venues, for concerts or series of concerts linked in tours...

    , a form of rock music
  • Arena, a song by Vnv nation
    VNV Nation
    VNV Nation are a British/Irish electronic music band originally from Dublin, Ireland and Essex, United Kingdom and now based in Hamburg, Germany. They combine elements of electro-industrial, trance, synthpop and electronic body music . The members are Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson...

In television:
  • Arena (G4 TV series)
    Arena (G4 TV series)
    Arena was a G4 TV show which aired from 2002 to 2004. It is devoted entirely to teams competing against one another via multiplayer video games....

    , a G4 series about team competing in multiplayer video games
  • Arena (pay television network)
    Arena (pay television network)
    Arena was a German pay television company that secured the broadcast rights for German "Fußball Bundesliga 2006/2007" . They offer their paid services via satellite....

    , a German pay TV network
  • Arena (TV network), an Australian cable channel
  • "Arena" (TOS episode), an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Arena (TV series)
    Arena (TV series)
    Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC. It has run since 1 October 1975, and over five hundred episodes have been made. Arena covers all manner of subjects, from profiles of notable people such as Bob Dylan to the Ford Cortina car...

    , a long running BBC British documentary television series
  • The Arena (Singapore TV series)
    The Arena (Singapore TV series)
    The Arena is a debate-style television show produced by MediaCorp Channel 5 in Singapore. Season 1 of the show was broadcast from January-March 2007. A second season, known as The Arena II, was aired from March-May 2008...

    , a debate-style television show produced in Singapore

  • Bruce Arena
    Bruce Arena
    Bruce Arena is a former coach of the United States men's national soccer team as well as a former professional soccer and lacrosse player...

    , American soccer coach
  • Marie Arena
    Marie Arena
    Marie Arena is a French-speaking Belgian politician, member of the Francophone Socialist Party . She was the Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium from July 2004 until March 2008. She then became Minister for Social Integration, Pensions and Large Cities in the federal government,...

    , Belgian politician
  • Tina Arena
    Tina Arena
    Filippina Lydia "Tina" Arena is an Australian singer, songwriter and musical theatre actress. She has won several awards, most notably 6 ARIA Awards and in both 1996 and 2000 she received the World Music Award for the world's best selling Australian artist...

     (born 1967), Australian singer
  • Walter Arena
    Walter Arena
    Walter Arena is a retired male race walker from Italy, who represented his native country at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.-Achievements:-References:*...

    , Italian race walker

Other uses:
  • Arena Active Protection System
    Arena Active Protection System
    The Arena is an active protection system developed at Russia's Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau for the purpose of protecting armoured fighting vehicles from destruction by light anti-tank weapons, anti-tank guided missiles , and missiles with top attack warheads. It uses a Doppler radar...

    , a Russian active protection system for tanks
  • Arena (magazine)
    Arena (magazine)
    Arena was a British monthly men's magazine. The magazine was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. British graphic designer Neville Brody, who had designed The Face, designed Arena's launch appearance.The magazine featured...

    , a British style and entertainment magazine for men
  • Arena Three (magazine)
    Arena Three (magazine)
    Arena Three was a British monthly publication founded by Esme Langley and Diana Chapman in 1963. It was written by and for homosexual women and published by the Minorities Research Group from 1963 to 1972.-See also:* in * Lesbian feminism...

    , a British magazine for homosexual women published by the Minorities Research Group
  • The Arena (periodical), progressive political monthly published in the late 19th and early 20th century, helmed by B.O. Flower
  • Arena (software), simulation software
  • Arena (swimwear)
    Arena (swimwear)
    Arena is a brand of competitive swimwear created in 1973 at Adidas France, by its president Horst Dassler. Sold by Adidas in 1990, the brand now represents two unrelated product lines....

    , a brand of competitive swimwear
  • Arena (web browser)
    Arena (web browser)
    The Arena browser was an early testbed web browser and web authoring tool for Unix. Originally authored by Dave Raggett in 1993, the browser continued its development at CERN and the World Wide Web Consortium and subsequently by Yggdrasil Computing...

    , a web browser developed by the W3C for testing support for HTML 3 and Cascading Style Sheets
  • "Arena" (short story)
    Arena (short story)
    "Arena" is a science fiction short story by Fredric Brown that was first published in the June 1944 issue of Astounding magazine. It was voted one of the best of its genre by the Science Fiction Writers of America and included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964.The Star Trek...

    , a science fiction story by Fredric Brown
  • Arena tram stop
    Arena tram stop
    Arena tram stop is a light rail stop in the Woodside area of South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon in the southern suburbs of London. The stop is located by the Croydon Sports Arena and serves the council estates of Longheath Gardens Estate and Tollgate Estate.The tram stop is served by...

     in the London Borough of Croydon
  • Arena (UTA station)
    Arena (UTA station)
    Arena is an island platformed Trax light rail station in Salt Lake City located adjacent to the EnergySolutions Arena. As part of both the Blue Line and the Green Line, it has service to the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, the West Valley Intermodal Hub, and Sandy. The station was opened on December...

     in Salt Lake City
  • Countdown: Arena
    Countdown: Arena
    Countdown: Arena is a four-issue American comic book mini-series published by DC Comics. Written by Keith Champagne with art by Scott McDaniel, that ran for four weeks in December 2007....

    , a comic book series, published in 2007 by DC Comics
  • Arena (Australian publishing co-operative)
    Arena (Australian publishing co-operative)
    Arena is an independent Australian radical and critical publishing group. It has been publishing continuously since 1963. Currently, its principal publications are the political and cultural Arena Magazine , and the twice-yearly theoretical publication Arena Journal...

  • Arena Pharmaceuticals
    Arena Pharmaceuticals
    Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company located in San Diego, California. The company is developing oral medications that target G-protein-coupled receptors. Currently none of the drugs is approved by the U.S...

ARENA may refer to:
  • Nationalist Republican Alliance
    Nationalist Republican Alliance
    The Nationalist Republican Alliance is a conservative political party in El Salvador. It was founded on September 30, 1981, by Roberto D'Aubuisson, in order to oppose the reformist military junta that was ruling El Salvador at the time...

    , a political party of El Salvador
  • National Renewal Alliance Party
    National Renewal Alliance Party
    The National Renewal Alliance Party or Aliança Renovadora Nacional was a conservative political party that existed in Brazil between 1966 and 1985...

    , a former party of Brazil
  • Former name of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
    Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
    The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is an American non-profit pro-Israel media watchdog group. The group says it was founded in 1982 "to respond to the Washington Post's coverage of Israel's Lebanon incursion", and to respond to what it considers the media's "general...

  • ARENA... of the Young Arts
    ARENA... of the Young Arts
    ARENA... of the Young Arts is an international theatre festival which annually presents varieties of performance, dance and physical theatre in Erlangen, Germany over the course of one week.- Profile :...

    , a theatre festival in Erlangen, Germany
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency, an independent research and development oversight body announced on July 8, 2011.

See also

  • Arenavirus
    Arenavirus is a genus of virus that infects rodents and occasionally humans. At least eight Arenaviruses are known to cause human disease. The diseases derived from Arenaviruses range in severity. Aseptic meningitis, a severe human disease that causes inflammation covering the brain and spinal...

  • Arena Solutions
    Arena Solutions
    Arena Solutions is a bill of materials and change management software company that provides the Arena product to manufacturers around the world...

    , a PLM (product lifecycle management) software company
  • Arenas
    Arenas may refer to:-Persons:*Abbygale Arenas , Filipina beauty queen*Braulio Arenas, Chilean poet and writer*Eddie Arenas , Filipino actor...

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