The exterior of Antel Arena.
|Location||Villa Española, Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Field size||40,000 square meters|
|Broke ground||May 2014|
|Opened||November 12, 2018|
|Structural engineer||Magnone Pollio|
|Uruguayan basketball team (2018–present)|
The Antel Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena that is located in the neighborhood of Villa Española, Montevideo, Uruguay. The arena has a capacity of 15,000 people for concerts, and 10,000 people for basketball games.
The arena was built at the location of the old Cilindro Municipal, after it was left in a dilapidated state after a fire. Before the Antel Arena could be constructed, the old Cilindro Municipal had to be demolished. Construction on Antel Arena began in May of 2014, and the arena opened on November 12, 2018.
The arena was used to host home games of the senior men's Uruguayan national basketball team, during 2019 FIBA World Cup Americas qualifiers. The arena was also included as a proposed host venue, as a part of the Argentina–Uruguay bid for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. However, the right to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup was ultimately won by the rival Philippine–Japanese–Indonesian bid.
Concerts and shows
|Antel Arena Inauguration||11/12/2018|
|Soy Luna en vivo||11/14/2018|
|Joan Manuel Serrat||11/17/2018|
|Agarrate Catalina 15 + 2||12/21/2018|
|UFC on ESPN+ 14||8/10/2019|
|Backstreet Boys||3/8 & 3/9, 2020|
|Final of the first season of Got Talent Uruguay||7/12/2020|
Major sporting events
|2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers||11/30/2018, 12/2/2018|
|2019 NBA G League International Challenge||9/18–22/2019|
- ANTEL ARENA.
- AEG ANNOUNCES ANTEL ARENA, FIRST VENUE IN URUGUAY.
- "ANTEL ARENA Publicado: 24 de junio, 2013 CONCURSO DE IDEAS ARQUITECTÓNICAS Y URBANÍSTICAS" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- Comienza limpieza de predio para la construcción del Antel Arena tras firma de convenio (in Spanish).
- El Antel Arena se inaugura el 12 de noviembre (in Spanish).
- El costo del Antel Arena en la mira de la oposición (in Spanish).
- Sarah Brightman en Concierto (in Spanish).
- La Familia Festeja Fuerte (in Spanish).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to ANTEL Arena.|
- Antel Arena's official website (in Spanish)
- Antel Arena at AEG Worldwide's official website
- Antel Arena Entrance Shows at Tickantel's official site (in Spanish)
- Antel Arena at Veramas' official website (in Spanish)