Sport Central

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Sport Central
SportCentralArena.jpg
Sports Central Main Arena, home to the Newcastle Eagles.
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 54°58′41.4″N 1°36′23.6″W / 54.978167°N 1.606556°W / 54.978167; -1.606556Coordinates: 54°58′41.4″N 1°36′23.6″W / 54.978167°N 1.606556°W / 54.978167; -1.606556
Capacity Basketball: 3,000
Surface Parquet
Opened 2010
Tenants
Newcastle Eagles
Team Northumbria

Sport Central is a multi-purpose built sports centre and events arena that is located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It forms part of the Northumbria University campus, in the city centre.[1] The centre houses facilities for swimming, track running, climbing, golf, squash, basketball, netball, badminton, and volleyball.[2] The main sports and events arena has a capacity for over 3,000 spectators.

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Sport Central opened in 2010, at a cost of £30 million.[3] It is the home venue of British Basketball League team Newcastle Eagles, and Netball Superleague side Team Northumbria.[4] The arena has also hosted international basketball, when the senior men's Great Britain national team staged a game there, featuring NBA star Luol Deng.[5]

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