Cilindro Municipal

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Cilindro Municipal
El Cilindro
Cilindro Municipal.jpg
Full name Cilindro Municipal
Location Montevideo, Uruguay
Coordinates 34°51′48.25″S 56°9′14.01″W / 34.8634028°S 56.1538917°W / -34.8634028; -56.1538917Coordinates: 34°51′48.25″S 56°9′14.01″W / 34.8634028°S 56.1538917°W / -34.8634028; -56.1538917
Type Indoor arena
Opened 1956
Closed 2010
Demolished 12 May 2014

Cilindro Municipal (The Municipal Cylinder) was an Indoor arena in Montevideo, Uruguay.

It was opened in 1956 for Industrial Exhibition of the Production of international character.

On 21 October 2010, its roof fell down atop the inside structure because of a fire,[1] the source of which is unknown,[2] severely damaging the seats. Interior Ministry Eduardo Bonomi confirmed it will be demolished.

A work group started doing studies since the middle of December 2010 and, on March 2011, the Intendencia of Montevideo announced that the "Cilindro Municipal" would be substituted by an "Olympic" stadium with a cultural as well as sportive scope of use. Works were expected to start in 2012 and to last for three years.[3]

The arena was demolished successfully on 12 May 2014.

The arena was the main venue of the 1967 World Basketball Championship,[4] for which it had a seating capacity for 18,000 spectators.[4] Many artists have performed in this arena, including Bob Dylan, The Mission, UB40, Van Halen and Molotov. On October 8, 2001, Eric Clapton performed at the arena during his Reptile World Tour in front of 18,000 fans.[5]


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Preceded by
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Rio de Janeiro
FIBA World Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Dvorana Tivoli