Functioning since more than four decades, Martiniplaza is considered as one of the best event venues in Groningen. Initially known as Martinihal Groningen, Martiniplaza was privatized in the late 20th Century and thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2011. Martiniplaza is located at the heart of the town and is easily accessible by public transport. This huge arena boasts of a capacity of holding up to 4500 spectators and is a home to the Gas Terra Flames Basketball Team. Besides, this venue is also used as an event space and is popular for staging a versatile mix of events ranging from business conferences to major music concerts in the region.