Cairns Convention Centre
|Cairns Convention Centre|
|Location||Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870|
|Owner||Queensland State Government|
|Operator||Ogden IFC (Cairns) Pty Ld|
|Architect||Jackie Bruceman Cole |
|Cairns Taipans (NBL) (1999-present)|
It is the home arena of the Cairns Taipans basketball team. The record crowd is 5,500 for an NBL Finals game in 2004 between Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats. During Taipans games it is commonly referred to as "The Snakepit" in reference to the team's nickname.
The convention centre is said to be Australia’s first environmentally designed major public building. It boasts several green features such as a double-layer pleated plate roof that provides half of the centre’s grounds and garden watering needs.
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