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They had to call it something. Its nothing to do with the rest of Scotland really - the SECC needs extra capacity and thats why this is being built.
 

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Is there any need for scotland to have a national arena? Seems a bit small as well for something with such a grand title.
It's not really a national arena it's just a large capacity Concert Hall which will be used for the Commonwealth Games if we get it.

Anyway why shouldn't we have a national Arena?
 

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No reason. Its hardly small, it will be the third largest arena in the UK - given its design ( which has been designed to maximise acoustic effects ) of a large single bowl with dome roof - its actually a very large building for its type.
 

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What a useless design, how do they propose to hold basketball/ice hockey in a venure where there are only seats on one side? Who would only put seats on one side?!
 

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Oof, I hate that design. :puke:
 

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What a useless design, how do they propose to hold basketball/ice hockey in a venure where there are only seats on one side? Who would only put seats on one side?!
They dont. Its part of the SECC and for concerts and conference speeches. When its finished it will be one of four arenas in the city. Braehead arena does the ice hockey and basketball.
 

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I hate the look of those renders. It might look ok at night if they do a nice lighting job on it - perhaps they could make the dome translucent? However, it doesn't do anything to interact with the other lumpy-object type buildings in that part of the city (the moat house, the armadildo, the science centre, the SECC sheds) and as has been said on the Glasgow forums the public realms outside the building look like they might be an utter disaster. Foster and Partners are capable of much, much better. An opportunity wasted.
 

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It's actually a huge 12,500 seat theatre, and a very nice one too. Don't know what some of you are complaining about.
 

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Glasgow is currently the only city in Europe to have three club football grounds with a capacity of greater than 51,000 and now we are going to have four large indoor arenas!

I would like to see these four arenas combined into one of the worlds biggest and best arenas used for sport, music, and talks for example, rather than four smaller arenas. A huge world class venue like that would put Glasgow right up there, easily out stripping anything currently in the UK.
 
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