Coliseo El Pueblo

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Coliseo El Pueblo
Coliseo El Pueblo - Cali . Unidad Deportiva Alberto Galindo.JPG
LocationCali, Colombia
Coordinates03°24′48.36″N 76°33′6.71″W / 3.4134333°N 76.5518639°W / 3.4134333; -76.5518639Coordinates: 03°24′48.36″N 76°33′6.71″W / 3.4134333°N 76.5518639°W / 3.4134333; -76.5518639
OwnerCali City Hall
OperatorSecretary of Sports and Recreation of Cali
Opened30 July 1971
RenovatedApril 2016
ArchitectLibya Yusti
Henry Richardson
Project managerMayor of Santiago de Cali
Structural engineerGuillermo González Zuleta

Coliseo El Pueblo (English: Coliseum of the People) is an indoor sporting arena located in Cali, Colombia. Opened in 1971 for the 1971 Pan American Games, the capacity of the arena is 18,000[1] and is used mostly for basketball, most notably as the venue of the latter stages of the 1982 FIBA World Championship.[2]

Designed by the Colombian architect Pedro Enrique Richardson Saravia, from the Richardson and Yusti studio (together with Libia Yusti). The calculation of structures was carried out by Harold Arzayuz.


Colombian boxer Jose Cervantes outpointed future world champion Jorge Lujan of Panama in one of the few boxing shows held at the coliseum, on September 2, 1977.[3]

Also the arena is used for concerts, some of the artist that have performed are: Santana, Jowell & Randy, Ñejo & Dalmata, Yomo, and Eloy, among others.[citation needed]

It was one of the venues of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, where matches were played for the Third Place and the Grand Final of the tournament.

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Media related to Coliseo El Pueblo at Wikimedia Commons

Events and tenants
Preceded by
Ginásio do Ibirapuera
São Paulo
FIBA Women's World Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Jangchung Arena
Preceded by
Araneta Coliseum
Quezon City
FIBA World Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Preceded by
Hua Mark Indoor Stadium
FIFA Futsal World Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by