AIS Arena

AIS Arena

AIS Arena is an 5,000-seat indoor arena located in Canberra. The venue was opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Fraser, on 26 January 1981 and was originally called the National Indoor Sports Centre. It was the inaugural home of the Australian Institute of Sport.

The building was designed by Phillip Cox & Partners. Architectural features include a 1200 tonne suspended concrete panel roof supported by 12 steel masts and 36 mainstay cables. The roof has a span of 100.4 metres.

The stadium is partly set into the ground to reduce its scale and to establish a visual connection between the landscape and the mast and cable structure of the roof.

The AIS Arena has been used for major indoor sports such as basketball and netball. It was home to the Canberra Cannons who played in the NBL until 2003 and remains home of WNBL side Canberra Capitals. It has since hosted some NBL and Super Netball games also.

AIS Arena Details

Location
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Capacity
5,050  
Seats
5,050 (100% of capacity)
Record Crowd
Highest Crowd since 2003
Lights
Yes  
Arena Roof
Yes  
Video Screen
Yes  
Opened
1981
Former/Other Names
National Indoor Sports Centre
Ticket Agent
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Sports Played
Basketball
Netball  
Home Teams
Canberra Capitals (WNBL)  
Annual Events
Historic Events
Last Event
Next Event
 
Directions
Accommodation
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