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Sports Centre Gallery

Available as Prints and Gift Items

Choose from 10 pictures in our Sports Centre collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Speeches JLP01_11_44926_09
Speeches JLP01_11_44926_09
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Topping out JLP01_11_44925_12
Topping out JLP01_11_44925_12
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Playground JLP01_10_46030
Playground JLP01_10_46030
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Canalside JLP01_10_49387a
Canalside JLP01_10_49387a
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Canalside JLP01_10_49387b
Canalside JLP01_10_49387b
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Linford Christie plaque JLP01_10_52089
Linford Christie plaque JLP01_10_52089
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National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50511
National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50511
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Indoor athletics JLP01_10_52722
Indoor athletics JLP01_10_52722
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National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50519b
National Indoor Arena JLP01_10_50519b
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Nearing completion JLP01_10_50148
Nearing completion JLP01_10_50148
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Playground JLP01_10_46030 Featured Image

Playground JLP01_10_46030

NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA, KING EDWARDS ROAD, BIRMINGHAM. A view of the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham during construction, taken from the west, with two children at a playground in the foreground.
I/N is recorded next to this image in Laing's negative register, signifying that it is an internegative. It appears to have been copied from the original in July 1990 and was probably taken shortly beforehand. The image was supplied by Allan Sloan, a regional marketing manager for Laing's Midland Division.
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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