Still doubting whether basketball really is the second religion in Lithuania? If so, you probably haven’t watched the Lithuanian national basketball team or a club game in the company of local fans.
The easiest way to understand how important basketball is in Lithuania is to watch BC Žalgiris playing live in Žalgiris Arena. The upsurge of emotions and the shiver of pleasure caused by 15,000 fans singing the Lithuanian anthem or jumping out of their chairs for a three-pointer is something that’ll stay with you forever. And add to that the astonishing performances of the cheerleaders and the ache in your palms you’ll get from all that clapping, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable experience
Žalgiris Arena is the largest sports arena in the Baltic States and one of the best examples of industrial architecture in Lithuania.