Also known as the Geraldo José de Almeida, the Ginásio do Ibirapuera is a modern state facilty in the heart of Sao Paulo. Home to some of the biggest sporting meets in the city, this venue is often considered as one of the most sophisticated facilities around. A large arena doubles up as a tennis court, a basketball court as well as an ice-hockey rink. Over the years, this stadium has played host to international events like the Gymnastics World Cup, the World Skateboarding Championships, the Brazilian Para Olympic Games and the International Tennis Championships. It also hosts concerts and had Cyndi Lauper and Metallica perform here in the past.