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The Norfolk Scope is a 12,600-seat multipurpose arena in Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1971. It is home to the Norfolk Admirals ice hockey team, seating 8,994 for hockey. Image File history File links AllStar7. ... An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Norfolk Admirals are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ...

The Norfolk Scope was also the former home of the American Basketball Association (1967-1976) professional basketball franchise Virginia Squires. The Squires played there (in addition to the Roanoke Civic Center, Richmond Coliseum and Hampton Coliseum; all within the state of Virginia) from 1971 to 1976. The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Roanoke Civic Center is a 9,828-seat multi-purpose arena in Roanoke, Virginia. ... Richmond Coliseum is a stadium in Richmond, Virginia where the Richmond RiverDogs play. ... Located in Hampton, Virginia, the Hampton Coliseum is a multi-use facility owned by the city of Hampton. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...

The Norfolk Scope also served as host venue of the ABA All-Star Game on the night January 30, 1974. Approximately, 10,624 were in attendance for the event. The Eastern Conference won that night, against the Western Conference, 128 to 112. Artis Gilmore of the Kentucky Colonels was the MVP of the game. Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948 in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player with the ABA and NBA. Nicknamed The A-Train for his unprententious yet dominating style of play, the durable Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games. ... The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the leagues 9 years. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...

The Norfolk Scope was also home to Old Dominion University men's college basketball, until the campus' own 8,639-seat (basketball) arena, the Ted Constant Convocation Center, opened in October 2002 also in Norfolk. Old Dominion University Old Dominion University (ODU) is a university located in Norfolk, Virginia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Old Dominion University. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The arena currently seats 10,253 for basketball, making Norfolk one of the largest cities in the United States with its largest multi-purpose arena, having less than 11,000 seats for sporting events. Image File history File links Norfolk_Scope. ...

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Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard | Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena | Cumberland County Civic Center | Dunkin' Donuts Center | Giant Center | Hartford Civic Center | MassMutual Center | Norfolk Scope | Pepsi Arena | Tsongas Arena | Verizon Wireless Arena | Wachovia Arena | Wachovia Spectrum Allstate Arena | Blue Cross Arena | Bradley Center | Carver Arena | Copps Coliseum | MTS Centre | Omaha Civic Auditorium | Quicken Loans Arena | Ricoh Coliseum | SBC Center | Toyota Center | Van Andel Arena | War Memorial at Oncenter | Wells Fargo Arena

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Norfolk Scope: Information from Answers.com (655 words)
The Norfolk Scope was designed by renowned Italian architect/engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and constructed in 1971 at a cost of $28.1 million (Approximately $140 million in 2006 dollars).
The Norfolk Scope is currently home to the Norfolk Admirals ice hockey team, of the American Hockey League, and seats 8,994 for hockey.
The Norfolk Scope was also home to Old Dominion University men's college basketball, until the campus' own 8,639-seat (basketball) arena, the Ted Constant Convocation Center, opened in October 2002 also in Norfolk.
Norfolk, Virginia Attractions (869 words)
Norfolk, Virginia is the home of the world's largest Navy base, has miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beaches, a historic downtown district, a complex of waterfront shops and restaurants, a collection of cruise boats and ferries, and an excellent selection of museums.
Norfolk is centered around the port of Hampton Roads, one of the largest, naturally deep, ice-free harbors in the world.
Scope is also the venue for many concerts and events throughout the year.
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