Edwin Flack Avenue & Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Acer Arena is a large entertainment and sporting complex located in Sydney, Australia. It is situated in Sydney Olympic Park, and was completed in 1999 as part of the facilities for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The arena was originally known as the Sydney SuperDome until 11 May 2006, when Acer Inc., a Taiwan-based multinational computer technology and electronics corporation purchased the naming rights.
The $190 million dollar facility was designed and constructed by Abigroup Ltd and Obayashi Corporation with environmental factors in mind; however, the air-conditioner unit for the facility used HCFCs and was said to be a breach of the Green Guidelines for the Olympics. Bob Carr, premier of New South Wales, officially opened the stadium in November 1999.
The development of the stadium was part of three subsites which also included a 3,400 space carpark which cost A$25 million, and a plaza with external works, also costing $25 million. The roof's masts reach 42 meters above ground level, and the stadium occupies a site of 20,000 m².
Acer Arena is ranked in the top 10 arenas worldwide. It was also a finalist for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in the top venue category.
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