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Madrid Arena, Madrid
(1.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Madrid Arena is an indoor arena located in the city of Madrid, at the fairgrounds in the Casa de Campo, just minutes from downtown. Built from the old Rocódromo, the pavilion has been designed by Spanish architects Estudio Cano Lasso who designed this versatile building in 2001 to host sporting events, commercial, cultural and leisure activities. The pavilion was sponsored by the company Telefónica for what was also known by the name of Telefónica Arena.ConstructionThe arena was built in 2002 as part of the facilities planned for the Madrid 2012 Olympic bid. It was expected to house basketball competitions. The first phase was about in 2002, expanded the following year.It is distributed on three floors (access, intermediate and low). Its central court has three retractable bleachers, allowing the surface vary depending on the type of event.The pavilion features a Satellite Pavilion, with an area of 2,100 m²and it was the location of the Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid men's tennis tournament until Caja Mágica was opened. It has a maximum seating capacity of 12,000 seats.It is owned by the City Hall of Madrid and is managed by Madrid Destino, municipal company which replaced the disappeared Madridec.It has a maximum capacity of 10,248 spectators for basketball and 12,000 for boxing and 30,000 m². Its dome is 11,000 m² and is supported by a three-dimensional structure supported on 181 piles. It has a skylight that can be opened, letting in natural light. The facade is composed of a double curve of glass, very light and variable transparency.
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  • 15 € and the visit did not leave anything. Thrown away literally. It's not worth it. See again the blood left by the bulls the day before (day of bullfighting) I was disgusted.
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  • EVen tgouh you do not see the ambiance of an actual bull fight, it is a must see place. The souvenior shop could have more variety and the rpices can be lower at the store. The 15 Euro I paid was wort...  more »
  • Don't leave Madrid without having visit arenas even if you do not like bullfighting. Very nice architecture. Price 15?
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  • The biggest arena that I saw in my life. Tribunes with thousands of people, fantastic fans and atmosphere. Thats everything that I can expect from such a great arena. I been here with my best friend Alberto, who been in many arenas in hes life. He told me that he been here in most important sport games and all these times were umbelievable.
  • good place
  • and les are lit in memory of the victims of Madrid Arena
  • The same rat trap that kills 5 girls. I'm not sure if they are gonna fix it...
  • This is great