Torwar Hall
Torwar Hall is an indoor 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...

 in Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly from the Baltic Sea and from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855 residents with a greater metropolitan area of 2,631,902 residents, making Warsaw the 10th most...

, Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

. It opened in 1953, was modernized in 1999, and holds 4,838 people.

It is located adjacent to Legia Stadium and is primarily used for popular music
Popular music
Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local...

A concert is a live performance before an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band...

s, ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 and other indoor sports, and it is the home of the hockey team UHKS Mazowsze.

Torwar Hall hosted the 2001 Saporta Cup
Saporta Cup
Saporta Cup was the name of the second-tier level European professional club basketball competition, where the National Cup winners from all over Europe played against each other. The competition was organized by FIBA Europe...

 final in which Maroussi BC
Maroussi BC
Maroussi Athens B.C. , is a Greek professional basketball club that is based in Maroussi, a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Amarousiou. The club competes in the Greek League. Its long-time owner was Armodios Vovos of the BVIC construction firm...

 defeated Elan Sportif Chalonnais
Élan Sportif Chalonnais
The Élan Sportif Chalonnais is a French basketball club, based in Chalon-sur-Saône.The club was founded in 1970 as the merger of Chalon-sur-Saône and Bourgneuf Mercurey, reaching professional status in 1994...


On January 22-28, 2007 the Hall hosted the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships
2007 European Figure Skating Championships
The 2007 European Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition in which figure skaters compete for the title of European Champion. Skaters compete in the categories of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing....


The arena hosted a Preliminary round group of the EuroBasket 2009
EuroBasket 2009
The EuroBasket 2009 was the 36th EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Poland, began on 7 September 2009 and concluded with the final on 20 September 2009...


The arena has hosted a number of Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, better known by its acronym, KSW, is widely considered to be the premiere mixed martial arts organization in Poland and one of the leading promotions in Europe. To date, most events have been hosted in Warsaw, Poland...

 (KSW) mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...


Including, KSW X: Dekalog
KSW X: Dekalog was the tenth numerical event from Polish mixed martial arts promotion KSW and their thirteenth event in total. The card was headlined by an eight-man tournament, which was won by Dutchman Dave Dalgliesh, a long-time KSW veteran....

KSW XI was the eleventh numerical event from Polish mixed martial arts promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki - their fourteenth event in total. The headliner is an 8-man tournament including Russian superstar Alexander Shlemenko...

, KSW XII: Najman vs. Pudzianowski
KSW XII: Najman vs. Pudzianowski was a mixed martial arts event held by the Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki on December 11, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland...

, and KSW XV: Revenge
KSW XV: Contemporary Gladiators was a mixed martial arts event held on 19 March 2011 by the Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki in Poland in Warsaw, Poland. It was the fifteenth numerical event from KSW and their twentieth MMA event in total....


Torwar is very often used for concerts, with the capacity from 5,000-8,000 people.
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