Type: Sport Venue, Concert Venue, Conference Venue, Cultural Center
The cultural and sports center, KSC Skenderija, occupies 70,000 m2 and reflects the name of the surrounding neighborhood on the left bank of the Miljacka River, in the center of Sarajevo.
Skenderija and the two nearby bridges that span the Miljacka (one of which is made of steel and the other cement) all take their names from Skender Pasha, an Ottoman governor who had a trading center, caravanserai, palace, soup kitchen and tekke built here at the end of the 15th century. In later years his son, Mustafa Bey Skenderpašić, had BiH’s first cupolated mosque built next to his father’s tekke.
The Skenderija Cultural and Sports Center, which stands as a unique architectural creation by the architects, Živorad Janković, Halid Muhasinović and Ognjen Malkin, opened in November 1969.
Skenderija houses several multi-purpose halls, the largest of which can accommodate about 6,000, and is named after the celebrated basketball player, Mirza Delibašić.
Various fairs and sports, cultural and entertainment events are held in the different halls throughout the year.
Skenderija also hosts numerous sports and recreational events, making it one of the most important venues of its kind for such events and fairs taking place in the city, and it also serves as headquarters for Sarajevski Sajam.