Palacio de los Deportes de Oviedo

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Palacio de los Deportes de Oviedo
The turtle
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Full namePalacio de los Deportes de Oviedo
LocationOviedo, Spain
Coordinates43°22′2.87″N 5°49′53″W / 43.3674639°N 5.83139°W / 43.3674639; -5.83139Coordinates: 43°22′2.87″N 5°49′53″W / 43.3674639°N 5.83139°W / 43.3674639; -5.83139
OwnerOviedo City Hall
Capacity3,713
SurfaceParquet Floor
Opened1975, September

The Palacio de los Deportes de Oviedo is a multi-purpose sports arena in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. It has 3,713 seats and a maximum capacity of 6,000 and it is owned by the Oviedo City Hall.

History[edit]

The construction started in 1961 and was inaugurated in 1975. Its dome was the first one made entirely of ceramics without building any pillar. As it is green, and has the form of a turtle shell,[1] it is commonly nicknamed as this animal. The indoor track has four lanes around the center and eight in the middle.

It was the main arena of the local rink hockey club CP Cibeles and the nowadays dissolved basketball teams CB Oviedo and CB Vetusta.

Events held at Palacio de Deportes[edit]

Palacio de los Deportes de Oviedo.

Since its inauguration, the Palacio de Deportes held several important championships.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palacio de los Deportes" (in Spanish). El Tesoro de Oviedo. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ Deportes con Historia (in Spanish)

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