Luna Park, Buenos Aires
For any of the amusement parks of the same name, see Luna Park; for any other use of the term, see Luna Park (disambiguation) Luna Park is an 8,000-seat arena, located on the corner of Corrientes and Leandro N. Alem Avenues, in the barrio of San Nicolás, east Buenos Aires city and near Puerto Madero. Built on the site of the former amusement park of the same name, it is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing) and music concerts. Begun in 1931 and completed in 1934 in the heart of the city, Luna Park has hosted countless internationally famous personalities, including Pope John Paul II, Daniela Mercury, several ballets, tennis and volleyball matches, circuses, the Harlem Globetrotters, Holiday on Ice and many more. Important basketball competitions hosted by the arena include the 1950 FIBA World Championship, the final phase of the 1990 Basketball World Championship and the 1976 Basketball Intercontinental Cup in which Real Madrid won the competition. The Luna Park ground was owned by the late Argentine businessman "Tito" Lectoure. It is also famous for being the site of where Eva Duarte and Juan Perón met for the first time.