Bolton Arena

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Bolton Arena
Bolton Arena logo.svg
BoltonArena.JPG
LocationMiddlebrook Leisure Park
Arena Approach
Horwich
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL6 6LB
England
Coordinates53°34′45″N 2°32′21″W / 53.57917°N 2.53917°W / 53.57917; -2.53917
OwnerBolton M.B.C.
Capacity6,000
Construction
BuiltOctober 1999 to February 2001
Opened14 July 2001 (official)
ArchitectBradshaw Gass & Hope
Website
boltonarena.co.uk

The Bolton Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena, located at Middlebrook on the boundary between Horwich and Lostock in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. It has a seating capacity of 6,000 people and hosts indoor sporting events.

The facility also includes a tennis centre with eight indoor acrylic courts and two floodlit clay courts, which is one of the Lawn Tennis Association's nineteen High Performance Centres.

Construction[edit]

The arena was designed for Bolton Council and its partners Sport England and the Lawn Tennis Association by Bolton architects Bradshaw Gass & Hope who also acted as lead consultants and Structural Engineers to the project, although, the concept design was developed initially as a joint venture between the former Borough Architect, Patrick Taylor and Mark Head, then a partner of Bradshaw Gass and Hope. Construction took place between October 1999 and February 2001 and cost £10,000,000.[1]

The arena opened its doors to the public in April 2001[2][3] and celebrated its official opening on the 14 July 2001.[4]

Events[edit]

During the 2002 Commonwealth Games, it hosted the badminton competition. It also serves as the hometown venue for boxer Amir Khan.

Between March 4 and March 6 of 2011, it played host to Great Britain's 2011 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II First Round Match against Tunisia. Great Britain won 4-1 to advance to the second round of the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradshaw Gass & Hope, Bradshaw Gass & Hope, retrieved 28 February 2011
  2. ^ Bolton Arena (official website). URL accessed 14 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Major asset in public arena", The Bolton News, Newsquest Media Group, 6 April 2001, archived from the original on 18 October 2007
  4. ^ "Arena is open for future champions", The Bolton News, Newsquest Media Group, 16 July 2001[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Bolton Arena at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°34′45″N 2°32′21″W / 53.57917°N 2.53917°W / 53.57917; -2.53917