Sydney Entertainment Centre


Sydney Entertainment Centre

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Sydney Entertainment Centre
nickname = SEC


location = Haymarket, Sydney
broke_ground =
opened = May, 1983
closed =
demolished =
owner = Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
operator = Arena Management Pty Ltd
surface =
construction_cost =
architect =
former_names =
tenants = Sydney Kings (NBL) (1990-2008)
seating_capacity = Total: 12,500
Basketball: 10,500|
The Sydney Entertainment Centre is an entertainment venue located in Haymarket, Sydney, Australia. Opened in May 1983, the centre is currently owned by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which administers the neighbouring Darling Harbour area, and managed under a lease. It is one of Sydney's larger concert venues and has hosted a variety of local and international acts over many years. SEC is averaging an attendance of 1 million people each year. Capable of seating almost 12,500 people, it hosts concerts, family shows, sporting events and corporate events.

A wide range of musical artists have performed at the centre such as Queen, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park, Coldplay, Metallica, Black Eyed Peas, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue, Evanescence, Tool, Marilyn Manson, Radiohead, AC/DC, Van Halen and Coolio as well as international circuses and shows such as Disney on Ice. The Now defunct World Championship Wrestling also held events here in 2000. As a sporting venue, the SEC is best known as the home stadium for the Sydney Kings basketball team, but other sports such as boxing, tennis and indoor motor-cross have also been held there. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, the SEC was the venue for the volleyball tournaments.

External links

* [http://www.sydentcent.com.au/ Sydney Entertainment Centre]
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