Luna Park, Buenos Aires

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For any of the amusement parks of the same name, see Luna Park; for any other use of the term, see Luna Park (disambiguation)
Luna Park from Bouchard Av., facing Corrientes Av.

Luna Park is an 8,280-seat arena,[1] located on the corner of Corrientes and Bouchard Avenues, in the barrio of San Nicolás, east Buenos Aires city and near Puerto Madero. Built on the site of the former amusement park of the same name, it is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing) and music concerts.

Begun in 1931 and completed in 1934 in the heart of the city, Luna Park has hosted countless internationally famous personalities, including Pope John Paul II, several ballets, tennis and volleyball matches, circuses, the Harlem Globetrotters, Holiday on Ice and many more.

Important basketball competitions hosted by the arena include the 1950 FIBA World Championship, the final phase of the 1990 Basketball World Championship[2] and the 1976 Basketball Intercontinental Cup in which Real Madrid won the competition.[3]

The stadium at night.

The Luna Park ground was owned by the late Argentine businessman "Tito" Lectoure.

It is also famous for being the site of where Eva Duarte and Juan Perón met for the first time.

Recordings[edit]

On March 4, 2008, the American progressive metal band Dream Theater recorded a live version of "Panic Attack" for their 3 CD/2 DVD album Chaos in Motion 2007–2008. They returned to the venue in 2012 to record a full-length live album and DVD there.

Principal concerts[edit]

Other artists that have performed at Luna Park include: Blue Man Group, Harlem Globetrotters, other events include Diego Maradona's wedding (1989) and the funerals of Carlos Gardel (1935), Julio Sosa (1964) and Ringo Bonavena (1976).

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
FIBA World Championship
Final Venue

1950
Succeeded by
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Rio de Janeiro
Preceded by
None
Pan American Games Basketball Tournament
Venue

1951
Succeeded by
National Auditorium
Mexico City
Preceded by
Palasport Pianella
Cucciago, Cantù
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

1976
Succeeded by
Pabellón de la Ciudad Deportiva
Madrid
Preceded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Madrid
FIBA World Championship
Final Venue

1990
Succeeded by
SkyDome
Toronto
Preceded by
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Tokyo
FIVB Volleyball Championship
Final Venue

2002
Succeeded by
Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Tokyo

Coordinates: 34°36′08″S 58°22′07″W / 34.60222°S 58.36861°W / -34.60222; -58.36861