Silverdome (Launceston)

The Silverdome, Australia's first indoor velodrome,[1] is an indoor sporting and entertainment venue located in Launceston, Tasmania built in 1984. The Silverdome was built at an estimated cost of A$4 million, as the Tasmanian Government "proposed a world class facility" to replace the run down velodrome in the Launceston suburb of St Leonards. In January 1985, the facility's opening coincided with the City of Launceston Cycling Club Championships. Although "custom built for cycling", the Silverdome has hosted various concerts and other sporting events.[2] The Collingwood Magpies Netball team, who compete in the Suncorp Super Netball league, have played a home match each season at the venue.[3]

The capacity of the venue is 5,000.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Green (2006), p. 62–63.
  3. ^ "Magpies head to Launceston". Collingwood Magpies. 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ Silverdome (About Us)

ReferencesEdit

  • Green, Anne (2006). The Home of Sports and Manly Exercise : Places of Leisure in Launceston. Launceston City Council. ISBN 0-9596090-7-5.

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Coordinates: 41°28′31″S 147°8′24″E / 41.47528°S 147.14000°E / -41.47528; 147.14000