Sun 17 Feb
After almost three decades, the Sydney Qantas Credit Union Arena, which has been one of Australia's largest and most versatile indoor live concert and sports venues and is scheduled to close on December 31, 2015.
In 1983 Chinatown welcomed the previously known Sydney Entertainment Centre into the precinct of Haymarket, bringing an era of entertainment and prosperity. The Arena is the biggest complex purpose built for entertainment by the NSW Government since the Sydney Opera House.
Over 8.5 million people visit the entertainment and market space of Haymarket annually. The Qantas Credit Union Arena which has hosted the ‘best Sydney Olympic Games ever’ in 2000, as well as several world-class events in the harbour city for more than 30 years has truly found its pulsating heartbeat in the city’s core.
Sir Elton John and Cold Chisel have been confirmed as the final two artists to play at Qantas Credit Union Arena in December this year.
Sir Elton has performed 45 times at Qantas Credit Union Arena and holds the record for the most shows at the venue.
Legendary Australian rockers, Cold Chisel and, separately, Jimmy Barnes have performed at the venue a total of 22 times and it is fitting that the band will be the last Australian band ever to rock this much-loved concert and entertainment facility.
Over 27 million people will have many wonderful memories of the 4,000 shows over the past 32 years at this iconic venue. The closure phase will be a celebration of the history of memories from the opening in 1983 to the scheduled closure in December 2015. It will be both a sad and historic moment when the curtain comes down for the last time.
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