Name: Poliedro de Caracas
Address: Caracas Metropolitan District, Venezuela
Year of construction: 1974 (fully refurbished in 2012)
The Poliedro de Caracas ("Caracas Polyhedron Arena") is an indoor sports arena, located on the grounds adjacent to Hipodromo La Rinconada, in Caracas, Venezuela. It was designed by USA architect Thomas C. Howard in 1971.
Construction was completed in 1974 and officially inaugurated with the fight between George Foreman and Ken Norton on March 26, 1974. It has also served as the stage for many local and international artists. It has a seating capacity of 13,000 and is used not only for sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and ice skating, but also for concerts, circus shows and trade exhibitions.
The Poliedro has held major sports events such as the 1983 Pan American Games, the Boxing World Championships, several editions of the Volleyball World League and in 2006, the South American Basketball Championship.
For the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Poliedro was completely refurbished to offer teams and players excellent facilities, spectators optimal comfort and media adapted working areas, making it ready to host one of the biggest basketball events of 2012.