March 20th, 2010 Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena


Another great show tonight.  Will do the Live updates for sure tonight.  So be ready to fucking rock!

I Will post another post later today, cause new dates have been confirmed in the world tour.


Movistar Arena, formerly known as Arena Santiago is a multipurpose theater located in Santiago, Chile, located inside O’Higgins Park, in downtown Santiago. It was built from unfinished “Estadio Techado Parque O’Higgins” and designed to accommodate sporting events, trade, culture and leisure, with a capacity of 12,000 fixed seats, four balconies with boxes, and 3,000 people standing on the court central, 1,500 parking spaces, air-conditioning, lifts and disabled access.

The total area of the stadium is 44,000 square meters, of which 31,000 are from the sand itself, which has a dome located 45 meters high and a 4-sided electronic scoreboard so people can see from all over the results of sporting events that are taking place, and first-level dressing rooms, plus conference rooms and cafeterias, among others, which make it one of the largest multipurpose indoor arenas in South America.

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History

It was designed and conceived by Mario Recordón in 1956 with the name “Metropolitan Indoor Stadium” for the coliseum to be held in the World Basketball Championship 1958. However, the money earmarked for his term was to give the remodeling of the National Stadium, with a view to achieving the World Cup 1962 to be held in Chile. The room was plunged since the total neglect, welcoming the homeless sector and being a silent witness to many criminal acts nearby.

During the term of Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle was decided to complete a good time with that “White Elephant” (then called Dome Parque O’Higgins). The work was completed by Hiller Investments, which received the grant through the Ministry of Public Works for 20 years.

The new stadium of Santiago was symbolically opened March 7 in 2006 by outgoing President Ricardo Lagos. The stadium was officially inaugurated on April 15 that year, being available for community use. Several presentations and concerts have been performed on the premises.

In 2008, the administration of the Arena Santiago signed a contract with Movistar Chile to the assignment for 16 years the name of the compound, which was renamed as Movistar Arena.

Events

Several concerts and other events have been held at the Santiago Arena, including WWE, Nelly Furtado, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, 50 Cent, Shakira, Wisin & Yandel, Daddy Yankee, Luis Miguel, Nine Inch Nails, Ska-P, Judas Priest, Franco De Vita, Maroon 5, Duran Duran, R.E.M., Placebo, Arcángel, Attaque 77, Pedro Fernandez, The Mars Volta, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Keane, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Travis, Starsailor, James Blunt, Donna Summer, Yellowcard, Silvio Rodriguez, Stevie Wonder, Maná, Francisca Valenzuela, Elton John, Miguel Bosé, Sean Paul, Tito El Bambino, Lily Allen, Marilyn Manson, Incubus, DJ Tiësto, Oasis, Joss Stone, My Chemical Romance, Dream Theater, Bryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias, Megadeth, Marc Anthony, RBD, A-Ha, Chris Cornell, Sonic Youth, Rick Astley, The Academy Is…, Molotov, Bersuit, Los Piojos, Mike Patton, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Santana, Backstreet Boys, Marcos Witt, Laura Pausini, Justice, Hillsong United.

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