Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva

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Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva is an indoor sporting arena located in Havana, Cuba. The capacity of the arena is 15,000 spectators[1] and opened in 1957.[2] The arena is part of the Ciudad Deportiva complex. It is used to host indoor sporting events and hosts the Cuba men's national volleyball team.

Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva
Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva
LocationHavana, Cuba
Capacity15,000
Opened1957
Tenants
Cuba national basketball team
Cuba men's national volleyball team

HistoryEdit

On March 1, 2016, The Rolling Stones announced they'd be playing a free concert at the arena on March 25, the first open air concert by a British rock band in the country's history.[3]

In 1974, the Coliseo hosted the World Amateur Boxing Championships. In 1984 it hosted the boxing component of the Friendship Games, which was hosted in boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Ciudad Deportiva complex also hosted the competitions in men's volleyball and water polo during the Friendship Games. The complex was also used to host events during the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://globedia.com/liga-mundial-voleibol-retorna-cuba-podio
  2. ^ http://www.ecured.cu/index.php/Coliseo_de_la_Ciudad_Deportiva
  3. ^ The Rolling Stones. ""The Rolling Stones announce free concert in Cuba"". The Rolling Stones. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2019.

Coordinates: 23°06′09″N 82°23′35″W / 23.10257°N 82.39304°W / 23.10257; -82.39304