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The Braehead Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The arena was built in 1999, and is located within the Braehead Complex. The arena was formerly the home of the Scottish Eagles ice hockey club and is now the home to the expansion Glasgow Clan ice hockey team of the Elite Ice Hockey League.
Entrance to Braehead Arena (2007)
|Capacity||5,200 (ice hockey: 4,000)|
|Opened||28 October 1999|
|Architect||Building Design Partnership|
|Project manager||Harry Downie|
|Structural engineer||Beattie Watkinson|
|Services engineer||Roberts & Partners|
|Main contractors||Bovis Lend Lease|
|Glasgow Clan (EIHL) (2010–present)|
Paisley Pirates (SNL) (2007–present)
Glasgow Rocks (BBL) (2002–2008)
Scottish Eagles (BISL) (2002–2003)
From 2002 to 2008, Braehead Arena was home to Scotland's only professional basketball team, the Scottish Rocks.
Past & current eventsEdit
- The professional wrestling company WWE have used the arena many times for their UK tours, and more recently TNA have utilised the arena.
- As well as sporting events the arena regularly is host to many entertainment events such as The Singing Kettle, Bratz and Playhouse Disney Live. The arena has also specialised in Ice Shows with both Dancing on Ice and the High School Musical:ICE SHOW having been held at the Arena.
- The arena are regular host to the Fantazia and Coloursfest Raves (not actual raves) as it attracts audiences of approximately 7,000 clubbers.
- 2007–2009 Collector's Convention Collectormania
- Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Magnetic Man will be playing live on 17 December and the event will be covered by BBC Radio 1.
On 8 June, it hosted Ricky Burn's fight against fellow Briton Gary Harrison a minute and a half into the first of four rounds by way of TKO.
On 19 October, it hosted Ricky Burn's fight against fellow Briton Neil Murray and thirty six seconds into the second of four rounds by way of TKO.
On 29 October, it hosted Ricky Burn's fight against fellow Brit Jeff Thomas and won on points after four rounds.
On 5 November, it hosted Paul McCloskey's fight against Englishman Billy Smith and won on points after four rounds.
On 11 November, it hosted Amir Khan's third professional fight against fellow Briton Steve Gethin forty nine seconds into the third of four rounds by way of TKO.
Between 7–9 April, It hosted Great Britain's 2006 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I second round home match against Serbia and Montenegro. The hosts who were seeded were edged out 3–2 by the unseeded visitors and missed out on a place in that years World Group playoff.
2009 Scottish Masters Cup
On Saturday 5 December, it hosted the Jocky Wilson Cup.
On 4 December, it hosted Callum Johnson's fight against Republic of Irishman Tommy Tolan and knocked him out in the first of four rounds. That was followed by Ricky Burns defence of his WBO Super Featherweight title against Norwegian Andreas Evensen and through a unanimous decision after twelve rounds.
On 12 March, it hosted Stephen Simmons professional boxing debut match against fellow Briton Nick Okoth and won 1:36 minutes into the seconds of four rounds by way of TKO. It was followed by James DeGale's tenth professional match which was against Frenchman Alpay Kobal and won 1:37 minutes into the fifth of eight rounds by way of TKO. That was followed by Ricky Burn's defence of his WBO Super Featherweight title against Ghanan Koseph Laryea and won after his opponent retired before the seventh of twelve rounds.
On 14 March, it hosted Callum Johnson's fight against Englishman Jody Meikle and won on points after four rounds.
It played host to two of Great Britain's 2011 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II home matches. Between 8–10 July, it hosted Great Britain's second round match against Luxembourg. The host who were top seeds hammered the unseeded visitors 4–1 and met unseeded Hungary in the third round between 16–18 September and annihilated the visitors 5–0 and won promotion to the Europe/Africa Zone Group I for next year.
On 10 March, it hosted Stephen Simmons fourth professional boxing match, this time against Hastings Rasani of Zimbabwe and won with 22 seconds to go in the sixth and final round by way of TKO. That was followed by Ricky Burn's defence of his WBO Super Featherweight title against Namibian Paulus Moses and won on unanimous decision after twelve rounds.
It played host to two of Great Britain's 2012 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I home matches. Between 10–12 February, it hosted Great Britain's first round match against Slovakia. The host who were top unseeded edged out the visitors who were also unseeded 3–2 and met third seeds Belgium in the second round between 6–8 April but were hammered 4–1 and remained in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I for another year.
On 27 June, it hosted Stephen Simmons tenth professional boxing match, this time against Spaniard Wadi Camacho and won 1:01 minutes into the tenth and final round by way of TKO. That was followed by Ricky Burn's fight against Montenegrin Dejan Zlaticanin who beat him on split decision after 12 rounds to win the vacant WBC International Lightweight title.