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September 2022

Geraldão Arena

Geraldo Magalhães Sports Gymnasium, colloquially known as Geraldão, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Recife, Brazil with capacity for 10,000 people. It hosts indoor sporting events such as basketball and volleyball, and also hosts concerts.

It has become one of the main symbols of sports and cultural life of Recife since it opened in 1970. It is part of a collection of sports arenas designed by architect Icaro de Castro Melo, which also includes the Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, and the Ibirapuera in São Paulo. The arena went through its first major reform in 2020 where it was fully modernized.

Geraldão has an electronic scoreboard with four sides, two access ramps for people with disabilities or reduced mobility, thermoacousktic cover, air conditioning and modern sound systems. In addition to the complete structural recovery, the arena boasts new sanitary facilities, 8 business lounges, 12 bars, seats in all levels and a 8,000m parking lot.

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