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National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50511 Featured Sports venues Image

National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50511

NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA, KING EDWARDS ROAD, BIRMINGHAM. An interior view of the completed National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, taken from the tiered spectator seating.
The £50m Design and Construct contract for the National Indoor Arena (NIA) was awarded to the Laing Midlands Division by Birmingham City Council in January 1989. It was officially opened on 4th October 1991 by athlete Linford Christie. At the time of opening, it was the largest indoor arena in the UK and had capacity for approximately 12,000 spectators. The arena has been renamed multiple times throughout its history. Originally the National Indoor Arena (October 1991 to December 2014), it later became known as The Barclaycard Arena (December 2014 to August 2017), Arena Birmingham (September 2017 to April 2020), and Utilita Arena Birmingham (April 2020 to present)

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Nearing completion JLP01_10_50148 Featured Sports venues Image

Nearing completion JLP01_10_50148

NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA, KING EDWARDS ROAD, BIRMINGHAM. An interior view of the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham close to its completion, with the track down in the event space.
The negative register states that this image was supplied by Laing's Midland Region. I/N is also recorded next to the image, signifying that it is an internegative. It appears to have been copied from the original in July 1990, and was probably taken not long before this date.
The £50m Design and Construct contract for the National Indoor Arena (NIA) was awarded to the Laing Midlands Division by Birmingham City Council in January 1989. It was officially opened on 4th October 1991 by athlete Linford Christie. At the time of opening, it was the largest indoor arena in the UK and had capacity for approximately 12,000 spectators. The arena has been renamed multiple times throughout its history. Originally the National Indoor Arena (October 1991 to December 2014), it later became known as The Barclaycard Arena (December 2014 to August 2017), Arena Birmingham (September 2017 to April 2020), and Utilita Arena Birmingham (April 2020 to present)

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Aintree racecourse, Liverpool 20434_011 Featured Sports venues Image

Aintree racecourse, Liverpool 20434_011

AINTREE RACECOURSE, Liverpool, Merseyside. Opened in 1829 for horse racing on the flat, steeplechasing was officially introduced in 1839, when the first Grand National was run at Aintree. Amongst National Hunt courses, fences such as The Chair, Canal Turn and Bechers Brook make Aintree amongst the most challenging. In the 1950s and 1960s, Aintree also hosted the British Grand Prix and the Aintree 200, a non-championship Formula 1 motor race. Alfonso de Portago is notable for competing in both the Grand National and Grand Prix at Aintree. There is a nine hole golf course within the circuit

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