Nilson Nelson Gymnasium

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Nilson Nelson Gymnasium
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Former namesGinásio de Esportes Presidente Médici
LocationBrasília, Brazil
Coordinates15°46′59″S 47°54′11″W / 15.78306°S 47.90306°W / -15.78306; -47.90306Coordinates: 15°46′59″S 47°54′11″W / 15.78306°S 47.90306°W / -15.78306; -47.90306
OwnerFederal District
OperatorDistrito Federal Sports Departament
Capacity24,286 seats (1973–2008)
16,600 seats (2008–2016)
11,105 seats (2017–present)
Opened21 April 1973
  • Cláudio Cianciarullo
  • Ícaro de Castro Mello
  • Eduardo de Castro Mello

The Nilson Nelson Gymnasium (Ginásio Nilson Nelson) is an indoor sporting arena used mostly for volleyball located in Brasília, Brazil, which is near the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha. Both are part of the Ayrton Senna Sports Complex. The capacity of the arena is 11,105 spectators and it was built in 1973.

The hall was designed by Cláudio Cianciarullo and opened on April 21, 1973. From 1973 to 2008, the arena had a capacity of 24,286 seats. In 2008, the multi-purpose arena was renovated and reduced the spectator capacity to 11,105 seats. It is used mainly for indoor sports, and was the secondary venue at 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Concerts and events

American superstar Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the Gymnasium on September 24, 2014 as part of her highly anticipated, Bangerz World Tour but was cancelled due to logistical issues.[1][2]

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