Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people; the largest sporting venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has a permanent seating capacity for more than 235,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000. Safety is a primary concern in determining the seating capacity of a venue: "Seating capacity, seating layouts and densities are dictated by legal requirements for the safe evacuation of the occupants in the event of fire"; the International Building Code specifies, "In places of assembly, the seats shall be securely fastened to the floor" but provides exceptions if the total number of seats is fewer than 100, if there is a substantial amount of space available between seats or if the seats are at tables.
It delineates the number of available exits for interior balconies and galleries based on the seating capacity, sets forth the number of required wheelchair spaces in a table derived from the seating capacity of the space. The International Fire Code, portions of which have been adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction, it specifies, "For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms, the occupant load shall not be less than the number of seats based on one person for each 18 inches of seating length". It requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including "details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating...."Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the total size of the venue, its purpose. For sports venues, the "decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors. Chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area".
In motion picture venues, the "limit of seating capacity is determined by the maximal viewing distance for a given size of screen", with image quality for closer viewers declining as the screen is expanded to accommodate more distant viewers. Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide and how they are able to provide it. In contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the "seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed". Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be the royalties to be given; the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums advertise their seating capacity. Seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas; when entities such as the National Football League's Super Bowl Committee decide on a venue for a particular event, seating capacity, which reflects the possible number of tickets that can be sold for the event, is an important consideration.
The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as'covers'. Seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Where seating capacity is a legal requirement, however, as it is in movie theatres and on aircraft, the law reflects the fact that the number of people allowed in should not exceed the number who can be seated. Use of the term "public capacity" indicates that a venue is allowed to hold more people than it can seat. Again, the maximum total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law. All-seater stadium List of stadiums by capacity List of football stadiums by capacity List of American football stadiums by capacity List of rugby league stadiums by capacity List of rugby union stadiums by capacity List of tennis stadiums by capacity Seating assignment
Pavelló Nou Congost
Pavelló Nou Congost is an arena in Manresa, with a capacity of 5,000 spectators. It is used for basketball, it is the home arena of Bàsquet Manresa. It was opened in September 1992 with the celebration of the XIII edition of the Catalan basketball league; the installation replaced the old "Pavelló Congost" that had become obsolete and did not fulfill the regulations of the ACB. The old "Congost" was opened in 1968 after the promotion of the club to the Liga Nacional. At present, this installation is used for training. In this pavilion the club played their matches on an uncovered track placed beside the football field of the Pujolet
Palacio de Deportes de Murcia
Palacio de Deportes de Murcia is a sports arena in Murcia, Spain. It is used for basketball and Futsal and the home arena of CB Murcia and ElPozo Murcia FS; the arena holds 7,454 people and was built in 1994. It had a budget of 25 million dollars, was the most modern arena in Europe the moment it was built; this is a list of attendances of CB Murcia at Palacio de Deportes
2014 Eurocup Finals
The 2014 Eurocup Finals were the concluding two games of the 2013–14 Eurocup season, the 11th season of Europe's second tier basketball league. Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first; the two teams met in the Last 32 phase as they both advance from Group O. UNICS won both games over Valencia, winning 82–75 at home and 73–76 away. Valencia's Justin Doellman was named the Eurocup Finals MVP, after averaging 27 points and 5.5 rebounds in the series
Palau Blaugrana is an arena in Barcelona, Spain, belonging to FC Barcelona. The 7,585 seating capacity arena is home to the basketball, roller hockey, futsal divisions of FC Barcelona. Palau Blaugrana is located between the Camp Nou. There's an awards showcase and pro-shop inside. Built in 1971, the stadium held 5,696 spectators, but the facility was remodeled in 1994, to fit the current capacity of 7,585. During the 1992 Summer Olympics, the arena hosted several events, including roller hockey and judo; the arena's main court area was renovated in 2016. Several basketball, roller hockey and futsal players have had their jerseys retired:4 Andrés Jiménez, 7 Nacho Solozábal, 11 Juan Carlos Navarro, 12 Roberto Dueñas and 15 Epi for Basketball 2 Òscar Grau, 4 Xavier O'Callaghan, 5 Enric Masip, 7 Iñaki Urdangarin, 14 Joan Sagalés and 16 David Barrufet for Handball 21 Alberto Borregán for Roller Hockey 28 Paco Sedano for Futsal Under Sandro Rosell's presidency, FC Barcelona announced that by 2013, it planned to build a new Palau Blaugrana for its handball and basketball teams, with a capacity of 12,000 seats.
Included in the plan, was a smaller campus with a capacity of 3,000 seats, plus for hotel partners, new parking spaces and an auditorium, with a 2,000 capacity, for the foundation, including the offices of the club. These plans, were dropped in favour of the Espai Barça project. Under the Espai Barça project, the current Palau Blaugrana will be demolished, a new arena is expected to be built on the site occupied by the Mini Estadi, which will be demolished to make way for the new arena. Work is expected to start by the 2017–18 basketball season; the Nou Palau Blaugrana will have a capacity of about 12,500 people with an adjacent, smaller court that will seat 2,000. Additionally, the New Palau will have 4 sky bars with court views. FC Barcelona FC Barcelona Bàsquet FC Barcelona Handbol FC Barcelona Hoquei FC Barcelona Futsal FC Barcelona-Institut Guttman UB-Barça Palau Blaugrana at fcbarcelona.com
Pazo dos Deportes
Pazo dos Deportes de Lugo is a multi-purpose sports arena in Lugo, Spain. It is owned by Lugo provincial government; the arena serves as the home of the basketball team Club Baloncesto Breogán. Pazo dos Deportes at Google Maps
Pavillón Multiusos Fontes do Sar
Pavillón Multiusos Fontes do Sar is a multi-purpose sports arena in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. It is operated by Santiago de Compostela city council; the arena serves as the home of the futsal team Santiago Futsal as well as that of the basketball team Obradoiro CAB. This is a list of league games. Official website Fontes do Sar at Google Maps