Talk:Basketball Arena (London)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Move request 1[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. And Basketball Arena is now a redirect to Basketball court. Jenks24 (talk) 11:07, 1 July 2012 (UTC)



Basketball Arena (2012 Olympics)Basketball Arena – There seems to be no other basketball arena named Basketball Arena in wikipedia. Alternatively, the disambiguator should be "London" rather than "2012 Olympics". HandsomeFella (talk) 17:17, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Ouch – I see that the move already occurred without discussion first. Personally, I'm not too fond of such moves that create articles that look superficially like a generic phrase describing a general category of thing, but depend on some subtlety such as capitalization to create an article about one specific relatively obscure instance. A particular basketball arena named Basketball Arena (that seems unlikely to have long-term notability under that name) seems like too much of an awkward twist of fate to me. –BarrelProof (talk) 04:01, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose For what it's worth. (I also moved the article back to the original title pending the conclusion of this discussion) I think someone looking for the term "Basketball arena", especially in say a couple of months from now, is likely looking for Basketball court or similar article. I.e. they are looking for a general article on the term/court rather than a specific, unimaginably named actual place. Would suggest that Basketball Arena both with a capital and lower case 'a' be redirected to Basketball court and the article about the London Olympic venue be moved to Basketball Arena (London). There is some precedent for this with the Baseball Park (Perth) article. Note also similar generic articles: Football stadium, Stadium, Soccer-specific stadium, Ice hockey arena, Baseball stadium which redirects to Baseball park, Volleyball court, etc. Ravendrop 04:23, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose; proposed title should redirect to basketball court. Powers T 17:17, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Move request 2[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Armbrust, B.Ed. WrestleMania XXVIII The Undertaker 20–0 05:55, 12 July 2012 (UTC)


Basketball Arena (2012 Olympics)Basketball Arena (London) – "London" is a better disambiguator than "2012 Olympics". HandsomeFella (talk) 08:18, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Weak support The fundamental question for me is whether the arena will be used outside of the 2012 Olympics. The answer seems to be yes; the 2012 Paralympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games are cited (there was an unsourced statement suggesting it could be used for the 2016 Olympics (in Brazil!), which I removed because it's absurd). However, the article also says it's a "temporary venue," so it's conceivable that the arena will be primarily associated with its use at the 2012 Olympics. Keep for now, with no prejudice against future moves based on how the arena is used. --BDD (talk) 15:48, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Unless the London officials are really stupid, this arena will continue being used even after the games.--JOJ Hutton 16:04, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Location is a better disambiguator than an event. Zarcadia (talk) 18:27, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose It is indeed intended to be purely temporary - it will be retained for the Paralympics, but after that it will be dismantled and the materials will be reused elsewhere. Telegraph Mail. "(London)" would be okay, but the current disambiguator is more precise. Interplanet Janet (talk) 18:31, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, there are two flaws, diametrically opposed, with the current name. First: if the name here should have a close connection to the Olympics, "2012 Summer Olympics" would be better, since the name of the games are not "2012 Olympics". Second: if it's to be used for the Paralympics too, a name with "Olympics" in it would be too narrow, since the Olympics is not going to be its only use. HandsomeFella (talk) 18:51, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
That could be solved with Basketball Arena (London 2012) -- and it avoids confusion with generic basketball arenas in London. -- 70.49.127.65 (talk) 04:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support per my comments in the previous move discussion. Additionally, the "fleeting" nature of the arena doesn't mean its notability is fleeting. Ravendrop 20:42, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Location is better than event. Do the move if possible! 68.44.51.49 (talk) 02:05, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
To complement, the Arena was listed for use in the 2016 Games, but the idea is practically rejected. This source confirms the information. Here's the translation (from Portuguese):

The President of the "Empresa Olímpica Municipal" (EOM, "Municipal Olympic Company" in English), an agency of the Rio city responsible for preparing the Olympics, Maria Silvia Bastos, virtually ruled on Tuesday (26) the use, in 2016, the temporary arena - and removable - the basketball and handball that will be used this year in London. She said the idea may not be feasible due to the cost of transport, reassemble the structure and storage for four years.

The president of the EOM, however, still would not rejected the arena "completely" only "virtually". "Why don't yet have the final determination of cost, transport and storage. These are things that we are still working", she said. The possibility of using the arena gained momentum last week, during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg, at the Maracanã. "Yes, we can use it," had said the State Secretary of Sports, Marcia Lins.

But for Maria Silvia Bastos, though a good idea, the "details" began to make it unfeasible. "Unless we bring the arena are going to be a temporary here, think how many seats we do these things," he said. The London facility has capacity for 12,000 people, but the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) wants to expand the capacity to 22,000 in 2016.
— Gazeta do Povo, 26 July 2012
Sorry for some errors, I managed to help in the discussion. Jonas kam (talk) 06:31, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Hmm... if its to be used in 2016 Rio and 2012 London... "London" seems like a poor disambiguator (if this were to be used again)... -- 70.49.127.65 (talk) 07:32, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Interesting! Since I removed that tidbit when it was unsourced, I'll return it in a bit with that source. --BDD (talk) 14:52, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
How about "Basketball Arena (basketball arena)" then? Just kidding. HandsomeFella (talk) 16:16, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

New Location[edit]

Does anyone know where the Basketball Arena is located now and who the buyer was? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fmountford (talkcontribs) 09:54, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Basketball Arena (London). Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 03:14, 28 October 2016 (UTC)