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 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.

Other artists that have performed at Luna Park include: Super Junior, Ringo Starr, Laura Pausini, David Byrne, Simply Red, John Fogerty, Blur, Franz Ferdinand, Pixies, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Invisible, A-ha, Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morissette, Deep Purple, Erasure, Fito Páez, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Roxette, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hanson, Judas Priest, Robin Gibb, Heaven And Hell, Tarja Turunen, Nine Inch Nails, Dream Theater, KoRn, Mark Knopfler, Oasis, Nelly Furtado, Chayanne, Duran Duran, ZZ Top, White Stripes, Ráfaga, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys, El Cuarteto de Nos, Rodrigo Bueno, B52's, Pet Shop Boys, The Wailers, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Tom Jones, Megadeth, Quiet Riot, Miguel Mateos, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Cerati, The Rasmus, No Te Va Gustar, Sandro de América, Raphael, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Ricardo Arjona, Erreway, Ivete Sangalo, Shakira, Luciano Pereyra, Porta, RBD, Belinda, Peregrín, Fey, Sarah Brightman, Charly Garcia, Sui Generis, Serú Girán, Vicentico, Bersuit Vergarabat, Los Auténticos Decadentes, Los Ratones Paranoicos, Divididos, Rata Blanca, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Babasónicos, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Paramore, Carajo, Los Piojos, Harlem Globetrotters, Airbag, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Julieta Venegas, Ciro y los Persas, Blue Man Group, Andrés Calamaro, Stone Temple Pilots, Massacre, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Anahí, Daddy Yankee, G3, Marco Antonio Solís, and other events with Diego Maradona (1989) and the funerals of Carlos Gardel (1935), Julio Sosa (1964) and Ringo Bonavena (1976).

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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
Unknown Venue
Cantù
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

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