By building a multifunctional sports Arena Varaždin, the City of Varaždin as a public partner and company T.P.N. Drava d.o.o. as a private partner, set the cornerstone of exciting sports and cultural events that began at the 2009 World Handball Championships in Croatia. The PPP contract, which concluded the town of 50,000 inhabitants with a private partner, company T.P.N. During the term of the contract, the private partner, besides the construction costs, also incur the costs of repair, maintenance and operation of the hall. Upon the expiration of the contract the hall enters into the property of the City in exactly the prescribed condition, according to the standards defined in the PPP contract..
Company T.P.N. Drava d.o.o. entrusted management of the company Max Bögl – Tehnobeton d.o.o. which besides building the City Sports Hall Varaždin – Aren Varaždin, also has the task of managing it until the end of the PPP contract. In March 2015, Max Bögl – Tehnobeton d.o.o. was renamed to Max Bögl Croatia d.o.o. and since December 2018 the company operates under the name Arena Varaždin d.o.o.
The Varaždin Arena, whose official name is the Varaždin Municipal Sports Hall, is a multifunctional hall in Varaždin, officially opened after 16 months of construction, including the licensing phase, in December 2008 in the presence of athletes and famous people.
Located along the banks of the river Drava with its simple architecture and a mixture of concrete, glass and steel materials, it has a large hall with a capacity of 5.000 seats, and a small, also licensed hall and a 240-seat stand, and a modern, automatic 6-way bowl, sports fields for tennis, basketball, soccer and skating as well as the possibility of recreational play of table tennis and badminton, and thus represents a truly multifunctional facility that receives up to 8,000 spectators for cultural events and as such an ideal venue for fairs, exhibitors, teambuilding, political gatherings , religious gatherings, wedding celebrations, assembly societies, professional gatherings and all kinds of sports, cultural and social gatherings with a large number of participants.
The multifunctionality of its sports areas has been recognized primarily by sports clubs that use the Arena daily for training and handball competitions, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, karate, martial arts, bowling, sports dance, futsal, archery and yoga.
The rich offer and the high quality equipment of gastronomic contents starting from the kitchen to the restaurant, the VIP restaurant and the lounge bar overlooking the Drava and the sale boxes during the evenings, complete a really enjoyable stay for both athletes and active spectators, as well as spectators and visitors of the Arena Varazdin.