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Progress and promise
New World Cup arena
The new indoor arena being built to host games in this year’s basketball World Cup is progressing well in Las Palmas, with the main floor and the electronic scoreboards almost finished.


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02.02.2014 - To be known as the Gran Canaria Arena, the new venue is somewhat controversial due to the massive cost, which some say is not justified in the present economic climate.  The local Premiership side is hoping to move to the Arena for its home games as of April, coinciding with the visit of the mighty Barcelona to Las Palmas, but critics of the showcase project say it is unlikely that the 11,500 seats will be anywhere near filled for Gran Canaria’s fixtures and is likely to have problems paying its way.



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