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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  • From whom to understand the art of bullfighting the visit esr very well organized in this historic place and the very affordable entrance price not to be missed to get an idea of what corruda represents in the history of Spain
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  • I'm on the bull's side, but the arena is really a marvel, with that somewhat arabesque architecture. The visit does not come cheap, but they give you a very precise, and long-term, audio guide in the explanations. There are also interesting interactive games and, why not, fun. The arena is located a little outside the center of Madrid, but 4 metro stops and you're right there in front. You have to see her!
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