Although its name makes it a sports venue, explorers such as you will be able to find out that not only sports events are held in the Sports Palace, but rather, it is an arena in Mexico City where concerts, fairs and exhibits are held. It received its name because it was built for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico by architects Felix Candela, Antonio Peyri and Enrique Castañeda Tamborell for the basketball tournaments.
Incredibly, the construction of the Sports Palace was finished in 714 days, resulting in a circular building, with a copper geodesic dome, characteristic of this architectural work, the copper used to become oxidized, therefore a layer has been applied to avoid this.
The Sports Palace is located in the Magdalena Mixihuca sports complex on Rio Churubusco and Añil avenues, colonia Granjas Mexico, in the Ixtacalco district, in Mexico City. If you plan to visit it, it is important to check the billboard and buy your tickets in advance.
Among the distinguished visitors who gave shows in the Sports Palace are The Cure, Soda Stereo, U2, Cafe Tacuba, Metallica, U2, Cafe Tacuba, Scorpions, Sarah Brightman, Paul McCartney and Roger Waters among others. Participate in these events and join the over 20,000 spectators who attend these events.