- Granby Halls
The Granby Halls was a popular live music, exhibition and sports arena in the city of
Leicester, in England, also notable as the long serving home of professional basketballteam, the Leicester Riders, from 1980 until 1999.
It was located in a triangle of prime land in central Leicester between the
Welford Road Stadium( Leicester Tigers' home stadium), Leicester Royal Infirmaryand Nelson Mandella Park and consisted of two halls, the main arena and a skating rink. The site was used for various functions since its initial opening in 1915, when it was built as the training halls for Leicester's Army recruits during World War I.
The building was finally demolished in 2001 after standing dormant for 3 years. The site is now used as a carpark while the council are still deciding what to do with the land, which is on the market for £1.3 million.
* [http://www.leicesterchronicler.com/granby.htm History of Granby Halls]
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