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Palacio de los Deportes (Sports Palace Dome) is an indoor arena, located in Mexico City, Mexico, within the sports complex Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, near the Mexico City International Airport and the Foro Sol, in which sports and artistic events are also celebrated. It is operated by Grupo CIE. The arena seats 17,800, for football and the overall capacity is approximately 20,000.

It hosted the 1968 Summer Olympic Games for the competitions of Basketball and can be used to host volleyball and basketball matches. It was the home of the Continental Basketball Association Mexico City Aztecas in 1994 and 1995, and the Mexico Toros of the Continental Indoor Soccer League in 1995.

Another common use is to host big expositions and rock concerts; for example, Guns N' Roses played 4 sold out shows between 1992-1993, Metallica played five nights in 1993 (which were released on their live box set Live Shit: Binge & Purge), Pearl Jam played 3 sold out shows in 2003 (and two more in 2005) and Kiss performed 3 sold out shows in 1997. In 2006 and 2007 it hosted the Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica. Also, in 2010 the German band Rammstein played two sold out nights at the arena to a collective crowd of over 40,000 fans after a ten year absence from the Americas. There is a smaller venue or pavilion in the parking lot where events such as expositions and concerts from smaller musical acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers are held at.

On October 15 and 16 2011 WWE taped their flagship show WWE RAW SuperShow and WWE Smackdown at this venue.

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