Wembley Conference Centre

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Coordinates: 51°33′26″N 0°17′05″W / 51.5572°N 0.2847°W / 51.5572; -0.2847 Wembley Conference Centre was a conference centre in Wembley, London, England.

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Opened in 1977, it was the first purpose built Conference Centre in the UK. Events included conferences, corporate hospitality, annual general meetings, banquets and sports events including snooker tournaments.

On May 7 1977, it hosted the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest.

October 18, 1977, it hosted the first ever BRIT awards which was called the 1977 BPI Awards.

It provided a filming location for the 1979 Blake's 7 episode "Voice from the Past".

Between 1979 to 2006, it hosted Masters snooker.

On August 30 1995, it hosted the first ever National Television Awards presented by Eamonn Holmes

It hosted three Ricky Hatton boxing matches where he was victorious. October 21st 2000, he defeated fellow Brit Jon Thaxton by unanimous decision, In March 26th, 2001, he defeated Canadian Tony Pep with a fourth round TKO two and a half minutes in and in December 15th, 2001, he defeated Australian Justin Rowsell with a second round TKO with thirty six seconds to go.

Between July 10, 2004 and April 22, 2006, it hosted ten Cage Rage events.

Cage Rage event Date
Cage Rage 7 July 10, 2004
Cage Rage 8 September 11, 2004
Cage Rage 9 November 27, 2004
Cage Rage 10 February 26, 2005
Cage Rage 11 April 30, 2005
Cage Rage 12 July 2, 2005
Cage Rage 13 September 10, 2005
Cage Rage 14 December 3, 2005
Cage Rage 15 February 4, 2006
Cage Rage 16 April 22, 2006

The building was demolished in the summer of 2006.

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