SkyDome Arena

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SkyDome Arena
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SkyDome Arena Car Park, Coventry
Location Croft Rd Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
Coordinates 52°24′27″N 1°31′07″W / 52.40742°N 1.518677°W / 52.40742; -1.518677Coordinates: 52°24′27″N 1°31′07″W / 52.40742°N 1.518677°W / 52.40742; -1.518677
Capacity 3,000
Opened 1999
Coventry Blaze (EIHL)
SkyDome Arena: Ice Rink

The SkyDome Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Coventry, England. It was built in 1999. It is home to the Coventry Blaze Ice hockey team. It was built as part of the SkyDome multiplex, along with the Odeon Cinema, The Spon Gate (Wetherspoons; named for the original Spon Gate, part of the city walls), Lava and Ignite (closed 27 April 2010). Jumpin Jaks, Harvester (previously Old Orleans) and Club M. The old Lava (formerly Icon) complex is now home to PureGym (a nationwide franchise of modern, budget gymnasiums) and the old Ignite (formerly Diva) complex is home to a Genting Casino. The Skydome complex now also houses a bar called Crosby's located at the end of the Ice rink. It is used for public ice skating sessions, ice skating lessons, Coventry Blaze Ice hockey Matches, concerts and various other events.

It has also been the site of several large professional wrestling shows. The first wrestling show the SkyDome hosted was the UCoW Wrestling event in 2000 with stars such as Christopher Daniels and Doug Williams.[1] The Skydome next hosted a couple of Frontier Wrestling Alliance shows in 2004 and 2005, "British Uprising 3" and "International Showdown 1" featuring stars such as AJ Styles, Colt Cobana, D'lo Brown and Terry Funk.[2] Coventry next saw the likes of Mick Foley and The Sandman at Showstealer Promotions' Universal Uproar in 2005.[3] WWE hosted a date of its November 2005 United Kingdom tour here featuring John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels amongst others. The venue has also worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on their first UK tour in June 2008 with names such as Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, Booker T, Rhino, Team 3D and more. The skydome also hosted NOAH's European Navigation in 2008 too. TNA came back to the venue in January 2010.


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