- Plymouth Pavilions
stadium_name = Plymouth Pavilions| nickname =
owner = Plymouth City Council
The Pavilions is an entertainment and sports complex in
Plymouth, England. It has an indoor swimming pool, an indoor ice rink, several restaurants and an events arena. The arena is used for corporate hire and as an entertainment venue.
The Pavilions is built on the site of the former Millbay railway station. The granite pillars which can be seen outside the main entrance were once the gate posts to the station.
hows and concerts
The Pavilions previous and future shows include:
The Pavilions has had several of these shows selling out quickly, including
Artic Monkeysselling out in one hour, [cite web |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/content/articles/2006/04/24/arctic_monkeys_review_feature.shtml
title=Artic Monkeys |publisher=BBC|accessdate=2008-15-08] Oasis selling out in 90 minutes, [cite web |url=http://www.live4ever.us/2002_12_08_newsroomarchives
title=Oasis |publisher= live4ever.us|accessdate=2008-15-08] and
Kanye West's show selling out in 4 hours.
The arena is home to the Kularoos Plymouth Raiders professional
basketballteam, who compete in the elite British Basketball League. The Raiders have one of the biggest fan bases in British basketball, and games are often played in front of sell-out crowds of up to 1,480 people.
The venue is one of the most unusual looking basketball arenas in the country, with one large two-tiered stand and a smaller temporary stand situated on the events stage. It is known for its off-court entertainment including laser light shows and
pyrotechnics, but the actual playing court is deemed by many fans to be unsuitable for top level competition, despite hosting several England national team matches in 1997.
The arena has been home to the Raiders since 1996, when the team moved in from the nearby
Mayflower Centrelooking for a bigger venue to play at.
* [http://www.plymouthpavilions.com/ Plymouth Pavilions]
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