The Arena Varaždin has a capacity for 5,400 spectators. It was used as one of the venues during the Men's World Handball Championship 2009 and the Women's EHF EURO 2014.
The arena serves as an urban generator for the new part of the city near the industrial zone. However, it is located in an almost pristine forest. It is expected that the future use of the sports hall will greatly depend on the people of Varaždin accepting it as a part of their city. Even the call for tenders focused on multi-functional uses that would allow the site to come to life as an urban location.
The designers also envisaged other urban elements near the structure for the inhabitants of the city to use in their leisure time. The sports hall structure was similarly designed – to allow visual contact with nature and additionally emphasise the bond between the river and the forest.
Commercial facilities have been situated along the promenade - and along the river course, in the direction of the embankment or the channel. The facilities have been spread thinly to allow for a view from the indoor hall that covers the entire width of the structure, parallel with the outside promenade.
An encircling pathway around the halls has also been introduced, situated vertically in relation to the entrance hall.