Palacio Vistalegre

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Palacio Vistalegre
Palacio Vistalegre 01.jpg
Former names Plaza de Toros de Carabanchel (1908–1996)
Location C/ Utebo 1, 28025
Madrid ,Spain
Owner City of Madrid
Operator City of Madrid
Capacity Basketball and Handball: 15,000
Concert: 15,000
Bullfighting: 14,000
Construction
Opened 2000
Construction cost 25 million EUR
Tenants
CB Estudiantes (2001–2005)
Real Madrid (ACB) (2004–2010)
BM Atlético Madrid (2011–present)

Palacio Vistalegre is an indoor arena located in Madrid, Spain. The arena opened in 2000 and can hold up to 15,000 people.

It is primarily used for handball and basketball and has been the home arena of Real Madrid and CB Estudiantes for several years.

Now it is the home arena of BM Atlético de Madrid, handball team.

History[edit]

The arena site was previously home to a bullfighting ring, Plaza de Toros de Carabanchel, built in 1908.

In 1980, the original bullring closed, and the site stood empty until plans were unveiled in 1996 for the modern arena, which would also be capable of staging bullfights.

The arena was opened in 2000, offering a seating capacity of between 14,000 and 15,000, depending on the configuration, and has 1,500 parking places.

External links[edit]

Palacio Vistalegre during a basketball game

Coordinates: 40°23′10″N 3°44′20″W / 40.38611°N 3.73889°W / 40.38611; -3.73889

Events and tenants
Preceded by
Raimundo Saporta Pavilion
Home of
Real Madrid

2004 – 2010
Succeeded by
Caja Mágica
Preceded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Home of
CB Estudiantes

2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Madrid Arena