Palacio de Recreación y Deportes

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Palacio de Recreación y Deportes
El Palacio
Full name Palacio de Recreación y Deportes de Mayagüez German Wilkins Vélez Ramírez
Location Barrio Miradero
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Owner Municipality of Mayagüez
Operator Municipality of Mayagüez
Capacity 5,500
Opened 1981
Tenants
Indios de Mayagüez (BSN)
Indias de Mayagüez (LVSF)
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games

The Palacio de Recreación y Deportes German Wilkins Vélez Ramírez is an indoor sporting arena located in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. It has capacity for 5,500 spectators.[1] It was remodeled in preparation for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.[2] In March 2008, José Guillermo Rodríguez, mayor of the city, announced in a concert given by Wilkins that after the Central American and Caribbean Games the arena would have the name of Germán Wilkins Vélez Ramírez, commonly known as Wilkins. Wilkins inaugurated the arena with a concert 20 years before.[3] The arena also has an acoustic conch outside, it bears the name of another Mayagüez native Frankie Ruiz.[4]

The arena is also the home of Baloncesto Superior Nacional professional basketball team, Indios de Mayagüez since 1981. Also the professional volleyball team Indias de Mayagüez from Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino, plays at the arena. It is located across the street of the Parque de los Próceres.

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Coordinates: 18°12′21.37″N 67°08′09.02″W / 18.2059361°N 67.1358389°W / 18.2059361; -67.1358389