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Madrid Arena, Madrid

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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1.7/5 based on 40+ 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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  • Don't leave Madrid without having visit arenas even if you do not like bullfighting. Very nice architecture. Price 15?
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  • Nothing to write home about. For 10 euro you can go on a tour, see the arena audience, sit on the ground. There are audio guides. Not a fan of bullfighting. Very boring.
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  • Arenas remain a place to visit now the price is high and the visit lasts up to 30 minutes. The immense place is a place of meeting with various statues representing many matadors.
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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.
  • The same rat trap that kills 5 girls. I'm not sure if they are gonna fix it...
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  • Is a last tron mola mazo know
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  • The most difficult thing is to park. If you go by metro, line 10 leaves you 5 minutes. The main space has three levels, restaurant and it is different from usual in the fairgrounds. The area is quiet and perfect for events and the farmhouse is on the side. I liked.
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