State Sports Centre

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State Sports Centre
Location Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′12″S 151°4′10″E / 33.85333°S 151.06944°E / -33.85333; 151.06944Coordinates: 33°51′12″S 151°4′10″E / 33.85333°S 151.06944°E / -33.85333; 151.06944
Opened November 1984
Capacity 5,006
Tenants
Sydney Kings (NBL) (1988-1989, 2012)
Sydney Spirit (NBL) (1998-2009)
Sydney Sandpipers (CBT)
New South Wales Swifts (ANZ Championship) (2008-present)

The State Sports Centre is a multi-use indoor arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It hosted the table tennis and taekwondo events for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

With a total of 3,854 fixed and retractable seats the main arena is the focal point of the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. An additional 1,152 portable seats can be accommodated on the floor level.

In 1988 and 1989 the centre was the original home of NBL side the Sydney Kings before they moved to the larger Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC). It was also home to former NBL team the West Sydney Razorbacks (later renamed the Sydney Spirit) from 1998 until the club folded in 2009. The Sydney Sandpipers netball team who played in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy called the venue home and since 2008 it has been the home venue for the New South Wales Swifts netball team who play in the ANZ Championship.

Hillsong's album For This Cause was recorded at the centre on 5 March 2000. C3 Church's album Send Down Your Love was also recorded at the centre during the Church's 'Love Sydney' event held on 10 September 2009.

Due to a schedule conflict at the SEC, the Sydney Kings returned to the State Sports Centre for a game against defending NBL champions the New Zealand Breakers in Round 10 of the 2012-13 NBL season. The Kings defeated the Breakers 75-62 in front of 4,178 fans.

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