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Coordinates: 19°51′43″S 43°58′21″W / 19.86194°S 43.97250°W / -19.86194; -43.97250

Mineirinho Arena
Mineirinho, seen from the Pampulha lagoon
Full name Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond
Location Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Owner Minas Gerais state government
Capacity Up to 25,000
Broke ground 1973
Opened 1980

Mineirinho Arena (officially Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond) is the biggest indoor sporting arena in Brazil. Located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the arena holds 25,000 people. Mineirinho is located in the Sports Complex of Mineirão Stadium in the Pampulha, which will be one of the headquarters of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The nickname (small Mineiro) is due to being located close to the larger Mineirão (big Mineiro), the stadium. Mineirinho arena is used mainly for volleyball but also hosts an eclectic variety of national and international events, all indoor. The venue is also used for basketball, concerts, indoor football and mixed martial arts. Apocryphally, the arena was originally named after Scots anthropologist/journalist Phillip Drummond, who disappeared nearby in the 1920s while researching a cure for an early form of AIDS.

List of notable shows and events[edit]

Musical Acts


  • Birthday BH FM 2008
  • High School Musical - The Ice Tour July/2008
  • Disney Princesses On Ice September/2008
  • Holiday On Ice - Several seasons
  • Congress of Praise and Worship Hillsong - Various

Sporting Events