Sports Arena, Kingston upon Hull

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Sports Arena
Gemtec Arena.jpg
Address Walton Street, Hull, England HU3 6JP
Location Walton Street, Hull, England HU3 6JP
Coordinates 53°44′51″N 0°22′22″W / 53.74742°N 0.37290°W / 53.74742; -0.37290Coordinates: 53°44′51″N 0°22′22″W / 53.74742°N 0.37290°W / 53.74742; -0.37290
Type arena

The Sports Arena (formerly the Bonus Arena,[1] Gemtec Arena and the Vulcan Arena) is a sports centre located next to the Kingston Communications Stadium in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

The arena was built at the same time as the KC Stadium and is a multisport arena used by many people in and around Hull. It is used by many of the city's schools, colleges and universities and is a popular place for association football or other sport tournaments to take place, including The Tigers 5-A-Side Tournament. It is also used for many other events such as Fares and Model Shows such as the Fairground model show. Until 2012 it was also the home for the NBL Division 4 basketball team, the Hull Wasps. However, the Wasps moved to the Ennerdale Lesure Centre before the 2012–13 season citing the increase charges for use of the Sports Arena as the main reason. The 2013–14 season will see the return of NBL basketball to the Sports Arena as the home the Kingston Panthers.[2] It is also an accredited Handball facility.[3]

The main hall of the arena is 54 metres (177 ft) x 33 metres (108 ft) with a height of 9 metres (30 ft).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonus on board as new arena sponsor". Hull Daily Mail. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Team courting national glory for the city". Hull Daily Mail. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hull aims to host Icelandic Olympic team for 2012 games". BBC News (BBC). 25 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Gemtec Arena". East Midlands Trampoline Technical Committee. 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2009.