Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda

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Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda
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Location San Salvador, El Salvador
Coordinates 13°41′53″N 89°12′36″W / 13.69806°N 89.21000°W / 13.69806; -89.21000Coordinates: 13°41′53″N 89°12′36″W / 13.69806°N 89.21000°W / 13.69806; -89.21000
Capacity 12,500
Construction
Broke ground 1950
Opened 1956

Gimnasio Nacional José Adolfo Pineda (known as the National Gymnasium in some English sources) is an indoor sporting arena located in San Salvador, El Salvador. The capacity of the arena is 12,500 spectators. It is mainly used to host basketball and other indoor sporting events. It also hosted the Miss Universe 1975 competition.

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Built between 1950 and 1956, named after basketball player José Adolfo "Chorro de Humo" Pineda; a noticeable character who led the national salvadorean basketball team to win the gold in the VIII Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe in 1959.

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