Home to British Basketball League Champions 2012, Newcastle Eagles, as well as Team Northumbria’s Netball Superleague and Volleyball Super 8s, the venue is well versed in welcoming top athletes, national media, corporate hospitality guests, and thousands of fans.
Sport Central’s centrepiece is a highly versatile 3,000 seat arena that can accommodate 360° seating, as well as theatre-style, stage formats and round table conferences. The arena can also be split into three smaller halls. Although created with sport in mind (it has been designed to meet the highest international standards in basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton), the arena can also be transformed into a fully carpeted space for non-sporting events and is regularly used for Northumbria University’s prestigious graduation ceremonies.
The Upper Hall is one-third of the arena size, and is similarly a fully flexible space. The Hall not only plays host to sporting classes and activities, it has been the venue of choice for University open days and high profile conferences.
Ideal for hospitality, this space provides a more intimate setting for up to 100 theatre-style, or 70 cabaret style. It can also be transformed into a lounge / bar area with low lighting, and event organisers can also take advantage of its Golf Simulators to provide guests and delegates with something that little bit different.
Meeting Rooms and Media Balcony
Two revolutionary PODS are available for smaller meetings and media briefings, incorporating the latest AV equipment enabling match and player analysis. A media balcony overlooking the Arena is also available in the Upper Hall Hospitality in Corry room
In addition, Sport Central offers a wide range of sports facilities which can be incorporated into an event, or offered for use to residential delegates.
- State of the art fitness centre
- Swimming pool
- Climbing wall
- Sprint track
- Strength & Conditioning Suite
- Squash Courts
As a new building, Sport Central has been designed to offer excellent access to athletes and spectators with disabilities, and to afford them the widest range of sporting opportunities.
Theatre – 40
Theatre – 40
Corry North & South
Theatre – 100
Boardroom – 50
Caberet – 80
Standing – 100
Seating for up to 3000 people in various formats