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Hotel Near Bologna’s Unipol Arena

One of the many advantages of staying at the SHG Hotel is its close proximity to Bologna’s Unipol Arena.

This is one of the largest multi-purpose sports facilities in Italy and is just 2.8 km away by car so it can be quickly and easily reached from the hotel.  

You’ll just need to set off in a southerly direction from Via Rigosa towards Via Risorgimento, then continue along Via Massimo D’Antona, and then on to Via Marylin Monroe in the direction of Via Gino Cervi and the industrial area along Via del Lavoro.

The Unipol Arena, which was previously known as the PalaMalaguti and later as the Futurshow, is a covered arena that was inaugurated in December 1993 and subsequently rebuilt in 2008-2011 and again in 2016-2017. 


The location of the SHG Hotel, near Bologna’s Unipol Arena, makes it easy for guests to reach this impressive modern complex where they can enjoy a wide range of events that are organised here throughout the year. 


This stadium is one of the temples of Italian basketball: it has hosted the home games of the popular Fortitudo team since its construction. 

But basketball is not the only activity that is featured here.  Events such as the Six Days of Cycling, the equestrian world cup, the Superbowl supercross of motorcycling, a stop on the Italian tour of star wrestlers have all be held in the Arena. 

There have also been wonderful music programmes held here too – yet another feature that, together with the strategic location, makes the SHG Hotel a highly recommended place to stay for those attending concerts in Bologna. Over the years, the Unipol Arena has played host to numerous great artists and wonderful concerts by artists such as: Paul McCartney, R.E.M., David Bowie, The Who, Oasis, Depeche Mode, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, the Cranberries and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 


The Hotel SHG, close to Bologna’s Unipol Arena, will enable you to reach one of the largest state of the art facilities in Italy quickly and easily.  The complex covers an area of 5,300 square metres, can accommodate up to 8,000 people at a basketball game and up to 22,000 for a concert. 

The venue has a parking area of 60,000 square metres with 5,000 parking spaces. 


Book at a hotel near the Unipol Arena in Bologna, choose the SHG.