Antel Arena

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Antel Arena
Inauguración Antel Arena 13 11 2018 (20).jpg
The exterior of Antel Arena.
LocationVilla Española, Montevideo, Uruguay
CapacityConcerts: 15,000
Basketball: 10,000
Field size40,000 square meters
Broke groundMay 2014
OpenedNovember 12, 2018
Construction costUSD$118,000,000
ArchitectPablo Bacchetta
Jose Flores
Rodrigo Carámbula
Structural engineerMagnone Pollio
Uruguayan basketball team (2018–present)
The interior of Antel Arena, during its inauguration.

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.[1][2]

The arena is owned by ANTEL, after they reached an agreement with the city of Montevideo, which granted them the rights to the arena for 30 years.[3][4]


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.[5][6]

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[edit]

Event Date
Uruguay Antel Arena Inauguration 11/12/2018
Argentina Soy Luna en vivo 11/14/2018
Spain Joan Manuel Serrat 11/17/2018
Colombia Maluma 11/19/2018
Uruguay Gutenberg 11/24/2018
United Kingdom Sarah Brightman[7] 12/6/2018
Argentina Abel Pintos[8] 12/15/2018
Uruguay Agarrate Catalina 15 + 2 12/21/2018
United States UFC on ESPN+ 14 8/10/2019
United States Backstreet Boys 3/8 & 3/9, 2020
Uruguay Final of the first season of Got Talent Uruguay 7/12/2020

Major sporting events[edit]

Event Date
2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers 11/30/2018, 12/2/2018
2019 NBA G League International Challenge 9/18–22/2019


  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Comienza limpieza de predio para la construcción del Antel Arena tras firma de convenio (in Spanish).
  5. ^ El Antel Arena se inaugura el 12 de noviembre (in Spanish).
  6. ^ El costo del Antel Arena en la mira de la oposición (in Spanish).
  7. ^ Sarah Brightman en Concierto (in Spanish).
  8. ^ La Familia Festeja Fuerte (in Spanish).

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