KM de Vantagens Hall (Belo Horizonte)

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Coordinates: 19°56′31″S 43°56′03″W / 19.942082°S 43.934192°W / -19.942082; -43.934192

KM de Vantagens Hall
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Former names Marista Hall (2003-05)
Chevrolet Hall (2005-16)
BH Hall (2016-17)
Address Avenida Nossa Senhora do Carmo, 230
Belo Horizonte - MG
30330-000
Brazil
Location Colégio Marista Dom Silvério, Savassi
Owner União Brasileira de Educação e Ensino
Operator Time For Fun
Capacity 5,500 (Arena KM)
500 (Espaço Multiuso)
400 (Teatro Dom Silvério)
Construction
Broke ground 17 March 1997 (1997-03-17)
Opened 25 June 2003 (2003-06-25)


The KM de Vantagens Hall (originally known as the Marista Hall) is an events centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, located on the campus of the Colégio Marista Dom Silvério. The goal was to create an environment with a great diversity of spaces. It includes a multipurpose room, a theater, an arena, courts, and a parking lot; this structure is suitable for a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sports events, be it of a technical, commercial or recreational nature.


About the centre[edit]

Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne, performing at Arena Chevrolet Hall in 2011

Construction began in March 1997, and the original deadline was December 1998. However, this deadline was progressively postponed, and the building did not open until June 25, 2003.[1]

Since a good part of the construction was financed by students of the Colégio Marista Dom Silvério, Marista Hall is a target of jokes and dissatisfaction, because thousands of students paid for it but never benefited from it, having left school before construction was completed. Further dissatisfaction came when Chevrolet began to sponsor the centre in 2005; as a result the place changed its name to "Chevrolet Hall". There is a community in orkut dedicated to "refusing" the new name, mostly former and current students of college who feel their contributions to the site should be recognized in its name. In 2016, GM chose not to renew the contract for naming rights and the venue became known as the "BH Hall"[2] until March 2017, when fuel company Ipiranga secured the naming rights. Beginning 19 March 2017, the centre is known as the "KM de Vantagens Hall".[3]

Noted performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaz, Tatiana (29 June 2012). "Time For Fun assume gestão do Chevrolet Hall, em Belo Horizonte" [Time For Fun takes over management of Chevrolet Hall, in Belo Horizonte]. Exame (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Fraga, Marcelo (31 May 2016). "Chevrolet Hall agora é BH Hall; saiba o motivo da mudança" [Chevrolet Hall is now BH Hall; Know the reason for the change]. Revista Encontro (in Portuguese). Diários Associados. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Menon, Isabella (17 March 2017). "Metropolitan Hall, no Rio, passa a ser Km de Vantagens Hall após acordo" [Metropolitan Hall, in Rio, happens to be Km de Vantagens Hall after agreement]. Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved 28 June 2017.