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The Coventry Skydome is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Coventry, England.

Coventry Skydome
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Full nameCoventry Skydome
Former namesPlanet Ice Arena
SkyDome Arena
LocationCroft Rd Coventry CV1 3AZ, England
Coordinates52°24′27″N 1°31′07″W / 52.40742°N 1.518677°W / 52.40742; -1.518677Coordinates: 52°24′27″N 1°31′07″W / 52.40742°N 1.518677°W / 52.40742; -1.518677
Capacity3,000
Opened1999
Tenants
Coventry Blaze (EIHL)

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HistoryEdit

Ice HockeyEdit

The arena is the current home of Elite League ice hockey franchise the Coventry Blaze.[1]

Ice SkatingEdit

The arena hosts classes from the International School of Skating.[2]

Professional WrestlingEdit

The arena hosted several large professional wrestling shows not long after its opening, and established itself on the British wrestling circuit. In 2005, the venue hosted a WWE event[3], and a couple of years later hosted TNA Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah events in 2008, with TNA returning to the venue as part of its Maximum Impact tour in 2010.[4] The venue also hosted What Culture Pro-Wrestling in 2017.[5] WWE would return to the venue in 2019 with its NXT UK brand.[6]

MusicEdit

The arena host occasional music concerts and performances. Performances include UB40 and the SAMA African Music Festival featuring Winky D, Mafikizolo.[7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Planet Ice Coventry - home". iceaccount.co.uk. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ Gibbs, Ross. "Intense Learn To Skate". Planet Ice. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". www.wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". www.wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". www.wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Planet Ice Coventry - event". iceaccount.co.uk. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  7. ^ Hartley, Laura (1 May 2016). "UB40 announce Coventry gig - but all isn't quite as it seems". coventrytelegraph. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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