Metro Radio Arena
Metroradio Arena, Newcastle
Location Metro Radio Arena
Newcastle upon Tyne
Opened November 1995
Owner SMG Europe
Operator SMG Europe
Former names Telewest Arena
Tenants Newcastle Eagles (Basketball)
Newcastle Vipers (Ice hockey)

The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is a 11,000 (including standing) seated sports and entertainment venue based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


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.

Sporting eventsEdit

The Arena is currently home to the Newcastle Eagles basketball team and the Newcastle Vipers ice hockey team.

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