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Qantas Credit Union Arena

UPDATED: 03/02/2014

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 Average: 4,555
 Highest: 6,928
 Lowest: 3,622

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Qantas Credit Union Arena, formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre, is one of Australia's busiest and most versatile indoor arenas. The Entertainment Centre was built by the NSW Government in 1983 to replace the old Sydney Stadium and is currently operated by AEG Ogden. The award-winning facility has achieved a worldwide reputation for its ability to host some of the biggest names in entertainment history and continues to set new standards in service and facilities.

Averaging an attendance of 1 million people each year, the Sydney Entertainment Centre is famous for its flexibility, providing seating capacities for an intimate setting of 500 people up to a maximum of almost 12,000. Primarily recognised as a venue to host concerts, family shows and sporting events, the Centre also specialises in staging corporate events, in particular conferences, seminars, product launches and elaborate banquets. The Centre's location is one of convenience. Situated on the fringe of Chinatown, adjacent to Darling Harbour and a short walk to the CBD, the Centre truly captures the liveliness and colour that is Sydney. The venue completed a major cosmetic refurbishment in 2012.

NBL club Sydney Kings call the Entertainment Centre home and refer to it as "The Kingdome" for home games. The venue has a capacity of around 10,517 for Basketball. The venue has played host to many other sports including netball and tennis.

The Entertainment Centre was due to be demolished in late 2013 however a last-minute naming rights agreement with Qantas Credit Union extended the life of the venue for at least another two years and it is now expected to be demolished in late 2015 or 2016 and replaced by a new 8,000-seat integrated Entertainment & Convention Centre.

Location: Sydney, New South Wales Address: 35 Harbour St, Darling Harbour . Tel: (02) 9320 4200
Capacity: 10,517 Seats: 10,517 (100% of capacity)
Record Crowd: Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003: 10,439 - 03/04/03: NBL Grand Final: Kings v Wildcats
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: Yes
Video Screen: Yes Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1983 Redeveloped:
Former/Other Names: Sydney Entertainment Centre
Kingdome
Ticketing: Ticketmaster
Sports Played: Basketball
Netball
Home Teams: Sydney Kings (NBL)
Annual Events: Historic Events: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Last Event: 17/10/14: NBL: Sydney v Townsville Next Event: 09/11/14: NBL: Sydney v Adelaide
Directions: Transport:
Located near Chinatown opposite Paddy`s Market. Town Hall and Central rail stations are the closest to the Centre. From Central walk through Belmore Park, down Hay Street across George Street until you get to Harbour Street. From Town Hall walk south down George Street, right at Goulburn Street until you reach Harbour Street. Buses along George will drop passengers near Hay Street which leads to Harbour Street.
Parking: Accommodation:
Parking is available in the many car parks situated around the Darling Harbour and Haymarket precinct. Nearest parking is available at the Convention and Exhibition Centre car park and the Wilson Entertainment car park located on Darling Drive just north of the venue. CLICK HERE to view & book nearby accommodation >>
 
 
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