Madrid Arena, Madrid

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Madrid Arena is an indoor arena located in the city of Madrid, in the fairgrounds in the Casa de Campo, just minutes from the city centre. Built from the old Rocódromo, the pavilion was 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 as 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 to change 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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  • I would never watch bullfighting but it is worth coming to see this amazing building and if you do come here I would recommend the bullfighting museum which is to the side of it although do not watch....  more »
  • I found the beginning ceremony very festive with dressed up horses, bull fighters, and music. But once we saw the first bull fight, I did not feel comfortable, the bull fighter took for ever to kill.....  more »
  • 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...  more »

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