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Madrid Arena is a multi-purpose arena.
Madrid Arena is a multi-purpose arena.

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. 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 an NHL franchise located 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. ... A Team is a small group with complementary skills who hold themselves mutually accountable for common purpose, goals, and approach. ... 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. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games 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 or indoor MLB, NFL. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens basketball 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 Kung Fu Master (1984, Irem). ... Virtua Fighter (VF) is a series of 3D versus fighting games created by Sega studio AM2 and designer Yu Suzuki. ...


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