Bournemouth International Centre

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Bournemouth International Centre
Exterior of the Bournemouth International Centre, April 2008
Address Exeter Road
Bournemouth BH2 5BH
England
Owner Bournemouth Borough Council
Operator BH Live
Inaugurated 6 September 1984 (1984-09-06)
Renovated 2004
Opened 16 August 1984 (1984-08-16)
Construction cost £19.5 million
(£57.4 million in 2014 pounds[1])
Classroom-style seating 50 (Meyrick Suite)
38 (Branksome Suite)
26 (Durley Suite)
22 (Avon Room)
20 (Westbourne Suite)
10 (Chine Suite, Southbourne Suite)
Banquet/ballroom 2,500 (Purbeck Hall)
1,300 (Solent Hal)
350 (Bourne Lougne)
250 (Purbeck Lounge)
200 (Bay View Suite)
Theatre seating 4,045 (Windsor Hall)
1,100 (Tregonwell Hall)
Enclosed space
 • Total space 6,982 square metres (75,150 sq ft)
 • Exhibit hall floor 1,973 square metres (21,240 sq ft)
 • Breakout/meeting 1,000 square metres (11,000 sq ft)
 • Ballroom 2,748 square metres (29,580 sq ft)
Parking 650 spaces
Website Venue Website

The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in Bournemouth, Dorset, is one of the primary venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England. Additionally, it is well known for hosting national conferences of major British political parties and trade unions.

The venue's Windsor Hall has a concert capacity of nearly 4,100 and is one of the bigger indoor music venues in the UK, often included on the arena tours of major artists. The smaller Solent Hall can house exhibitions or hold up to 2,000 people for standing music concerts. The Solent Hall replaced the BIC's well-known swimming pool and wave machine in 2004.

Owned and managed by BHLIVE, the BIC is operated alongside its sister venue, The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom.

Notable events[edit]

Between 2006 and 2008, it hosted the Premier League Darts. It was not on the 2009 calendar but was brought back in 2010 and hosts it to this day.

Year Week Date Matches
2006 Week 5 Thursday March 23 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 8 - 3 England Peter Manley
Roland Scholten Netherlands 7 - 7 England Ronnie Baxter
Colin Lloyd England 7 - 7 England Wayne Mardle
Phil Taylor England 7 - 7 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2007 Week 10 Thursday April 5 (86.31) Peter Manley England 7 - 7 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (86.65)
(93.61) Colin Lloyd England 5 - 8 England Adrian Lewis (100.08)
(95.97) Roland Scholten Netherlands 7 - 7 England Dennis Priestley (99.50)
(107.27) Phil Taylor 8 - 1 England Terry Jenkins (91.44)
2008 Week 5 Thursday February 28 (84.17) Adrian Lewis England 7 - 7 England Peter Manley (85.70)
(96.97) Phil Taylor England 8 - 0 England Wayne Mardle (88.43)
(89.54) James Wade England 6 - 8 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (91.09)
(95.66) John Part Canada 2 - 8 England Terry Jenkins (98.28)
2009 Not on
2010 Week 2 Thursday February 18 (105.14) Adrian Lewis England 8 - 3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (99.35)
(100.26) Terry Jenkins England 7 - 7 Australia Simon Whitlock (96.37)
(99.67) Phil Taylor England 8 - 6 England Ronnie Baxter (96.01)
(89.83) James Wade England 4 - 8 England Mervyn King (91.26)
2011 Week 13 Thursday May 5 (94.97) Simon Whitlock Australia 7 - 7 Wales Mark Webster (93.87)
(92.68) Gary Anderson Scotland 4 - 8 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (93.49)
(91.95) Terry Jenkins England 3 - 8 England Adrian Lewis (94.59)
(102.84) James Wade England 4 - 8 England Phil Taylor (109.36)
2012 Week 11 Thursday April 19 (88.77) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 4 - 8 Australia Simon Whitlock (89.75)
(85.01) Gary Anderson Scotland 4 - 8 England Kevin Painter (90.65)
(99.30) James Wade England 7 - 7 England Andy Hamilton (100.41)
(98.85) Phil Taylor England 5 - 8 England Adrian Lewis (101.90)
2013 Week 3 Thursday February 21 (100.59) James Wade England 7 - 4 England Adrian Lewis (91.50)
(92.88) Robert Thornton Scotland 6 - 6 England Wes Newton (92.42)
(101.80) Simon Whitlock Australia 2 - 7 England Phil Taylor (107.33)
(104.21) Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 7 - 3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (96.02)
(99.26) Andy Hamilton England 7 - 5 Scotland Gary Anderson (92.07)
2014 Week 2 Thursday February 13

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.

Coordinates: 50°43′00″N 1°52′41″W / 50.71667°N 1.87806°W / 50.71667; -1.87806