|Metro Radio Arena|
|Location|| Metro Radio Arena|
Newcastle upon Tyne
|Former names||Telewest Arena|
|Tenants|| Newcastle Eagles (Basketball)|
Newcastle Vipers (Ice hockey)
Former member of the 1960s band, The Animals, Chas Chandler and his business partner Nigel Stanger conceived and helped build the arena. It opened in November 1995 with a star-studded basketball game, and the first concert was performed by David Bowie on 7 December 1995.
It is currently sponsored by the local commercial radio station Metro Radio. It was formerly sponsored by Telewest, and named the Telewest Arena until January 2004.
The Arena is currently home to the Newcastle Eagles basketball team and the Newcastle Vipers ice hockey team.