Gran Arena del Cibao

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Gran Arena del Cibao
Full name Arena del Cibao Dr. Oscar Gobaira
Former names Palacio de los Deportes
Location Avenida Imbert, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Coordinates 19°27′55″N 70°42′35″W / 19.4654°N 70.7096°W / 19.4654; -70.7096Coordinates: 19°27′55″N 70°42′35″W / 19.4654°N 70.7096°W / 19.4654; -70.7096
Capacity 8,768
Construction
Opened 1978
Renovated 2008
Construction cost RD$528 million (renovations)
Tenants
Metros de Santiago (LNB)

The Arena del Cibao Dr. Oscar Gobaira, above the Palacio de los Deportes, is a multi-purpose arena in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, built in 1978. The arena has a capacity of 8,768 seats, consisting of 7,000 regular seats, 668 comfortable armchairs and 1,100 luxury seats that are fully reclinable. The arena has a modern acoustic system, which has 16 speakers and 10 monitors. The arena was remodeled for the Dominican Republic National Basketball Team in accordance with the requirements of FIBA. The cost of the renovations amounted to about RD$528,000,000. The arena is also used for other purposes; for example, it is believed that it may host the Miss Dominican Republic pageant in 2011.[needs update]

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