Ginásio do Ibirapuera

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Ginásio do Ibirapuera
Ginasio Ibirapuera.jpg
Full name Ginásio Estadual Geraldo José de Almeida
Location Rua Abílio Soares, 1300, Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Coordinates 23°34′40″S 46°39′22″W / 23.577721°S 46.656048°W / -23.577721; -46.656048Coordinates: 23°34′40″S 46°39′22″W / 23.577721°S 46.656048°W / -23.577721; -46.656048
Capacity 10,200[1]
Record attendance over 20,000[2]
Construction
Broke ground 1954
Built 1954–1957
Opened January 25, 1957[3]
Architect Ícaro de Castro Mello

Ginásio do Ibirapuera (officially named Ginásio Estadual Geraldo José de Almeida)[4] is an indoor sporting arena located in São Paulo, Brazil. The seating capacity of the arena is 11,000 people[4] and it was opened on 25 January 1957.[2] Named after famous sports broadcaster and sports commentator Geraldo José de Almeida,[2] in 2004, 2005 and 2006 Ginásio do Ibirapuera hosted the Salonpas Cup matches, and in 2006, the arena hosted the Basketball World Championship for Women. Other notable basketball events include the 1973 Intercontinental Cup,[5] the 1979 edition of the competition[6][7] in which local E.C. Sírio won the title after a memorable win over Bosna Sarajevo,[6] and the 1984 edition of the same competition in which Banco Roma won the title.[8]

Gymnasium Estadual Geraldo J. Almeida

The venue has hosted many international concerts, such as Van Halen, Metallica and Cyndi Lauper, who sold out the arena three times in 1989.

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
Palazzo dello Sport
Varese
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

1973
Succeeded by
Palacio de los Deportes
Mexico City
Preceded by
Estadio Obras Sanitarias
Buenos Aires
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

1979
Succeeded by
Dvorana Skenderija
Sarajevo
Preceded by
Dvorana Skenderija
Sarajevo
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

1981
Succeeded by
Maaspoort Sports end Events
Den Bosch
Preceded by
Estadio Obras Sanitarias
Buenos Aires
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

1984
Succeeded by
Palau Blaugrana
Barcelona
Preceded by
Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Nanjing
World Women's Handball Championship
Final Venue

2011
Succeeded by
Belgrade Arena
Belgrade
Preceded by
HSBC Arena
Rio de Janeiro
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Final Venue

2015
Succeeded by
Fraport Arena
Frankfurt