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The Palacio Vistalegre is a multipurpose arena located in Madrid, Spain. It was built on the site of the former bullring, "Plaza de toros de Vista Alegre", built in 1906 and demolished in 1995. The venue is composed of three main spaces: The Arena, The Center and the Sala San Miguel (formerly known as The Box).

Palacio Vistalegre
Madrid - Carabanchel - Palacio de Vistalegre 4.JPG
Entrance of venue, c. 2015
AddressCalle de Utebo, 1
28025 Madrid
Spain
LocationVista Alegre, Carabanchel
Coordinates40°23′10″N 3°44′20″W / 40.38611°N 3.73889°W / 40.38611; -3.73889Coordinates: 40°23′10″N 3°44′20″W / 40.38611°N 3.73889°W / 40.38611; -3.73889
OperatorPalumi S.A.
Capacity14,000 (The Arena)
5,000 (The Center)
1,978 (Sala San Miguel)
Construction
Opened30 March 2000 (2000-03-30)
Construction cost25 million ($38.4 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Tenants
CB Estudiantes (ACB) (2001–05)
Real Madrid (ACB) (2004–10)
BM Atlético Madrid (ASOBAL) (2011–13)
Website
www.palaciovistalegre.com

HistoryEdit

 
Palacio Vistalegre during a basketball game

In 1980, the original bullring closed,[citation needed] and the site stood empty until plans were unveiled in 1996 for the modern arena, which would also be capable of staging bullfights.

The arena was opened in 2000, offering a seating capacity of 14,000 and has 1,015 parking places.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Palacio Vistalegre at Wikimedia Commons

Events and tenants
Preceded by
Raimundo Saporta Pavilion
Home of
Real Madrid

2004–2010
Succeeded by
Caja Mágica
Preceded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Home of
CB Estudiantes

2001–2005
Succeeded by
Madrid Arena