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Madrid Arena is a multi-purpose arena.
Madrid Arena is a multi-purpose arena.
Exterior view of United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Exterior view of United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the lowest point, allowing for maximum visibility. Usually, an arena is designed to accommodate a fairly large number of spectators. An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 856 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Madrid Arena Inside (Madrid, Spain) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 19th November, 2005 File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 856 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Madrid Arena Inside (Madrid, Spain) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 19th November, 2005 File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... This article needs to be wikified. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 2136 KB) Summary Joe Louis Arena, taken before the December 6, 2005 game between the New Jersey Devils and the Detroit Red Wings (home). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 2136 KB) Summary Joe Louis Arena, taken before the December 6, 2005 game between the New Jersey Devils and the Detroit Red Wings (home). ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 439 pixelsFull resolution (1218 × 669 pixel, file size: 164 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 439 pixelsFull resolution (1218 × 669 pixel, file size: 164 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... United Spirit Arena is a 15,020-seat multi-purpose arena in Lubbock, Texas. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212...


The term arena is sometimes used as a synonym for a very large venue such as Pasadena's Rose Bowl, but such a facility is typically called a stadium. The use of one term over the other has mostly to do with the type of event. Football is typically played in a stadium while basketball and hockey are typically played in an arena, although many of the larger arenas hold more spectators than do the stadiums of smaller colleges or high schools. And there are exceptions. The home of the Duke University basketball team would qualify as an arena, but the facility is called Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Rose Bowl is a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California. ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Summer 06 Cameron Indoor Stadium is a basketball arena located at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. ...


The term "arena" is also used loosely to refer to any event or type of event which either literally or metaphorically takes place in such a location — often with the specific intent of comparing an idea to a sporting event, such as "the arena of war" or "the arena of love" or "the political arena."


In the United States, the term arena generally refers specifically to indoor stadiums or NHL, NBA, AFL or indoor MLB, NFL. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


The Latin word (h)arena means "sand", which was useful as the primary surface when gladiators battled wild animals or each other, to absorb the blood. In Spanish, the word carries both meanings. A bullfight is held in an arena (or plaza de toros, literally "circus/square of bulls") and its floor is also covered with arena. There are small calcifications located in the pineal gland called corpora arenacea, or "brain sand" in English. The pineal gland (also called the pineal body or epiphysis) is a small endocrine gland in the brain. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In many fighting games, like the Virtua Fighter series, the stage that you fight your opponent in is also called an arena. Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Virtua Fighter (VF) is a series of 3D versus fighting games created by Sega studio AM2 and designer Yu Suzuki. ...


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The Elder Scrolls: Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (700 words)
Like its sequels, it takes place in the continent of Tamriel, complete with wilderness, dungeons, a spell creation system that allows players to mix various spell effects into a new spell as long as they have the money to pay for it, and numerous other game features that were ahead of its time.
Arena is noted for its large environment, which is significantly larger than its sequels, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, but smaller than that of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
In late 1994, Arena was re-released in a special "Deluxe Edition" package, containing the CD-ROM patched to the latest version, a mousepad with the map of Tamriel printed on it, and the "Codex Scientia"; an all-encompassing, in-depth hint book.
Arena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
Sazka Arena in Prague is one of the largest in Europe.
An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events.
The term arena is sometimes used as a synonym for a very large venue such as Pasadena's Rose Bowl, but such a facility is typically called a stadium.
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