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Foster’s Clydeside dome to be named ‘Scottish Hydro Arena’

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June 13 2011

Foster’s Clydeside dome to be named ‘Scottish Hydro Arena’
Norman Fosters under construction Clydeside Arena has been given an official moniker after energy supplier Scottish Hydro stepped forward to sponsor the landmark.

It will see the power firms logo and name splashed all over the 12,000 seat venue when it opens to the public in 2013.

The deal will see Scottish Hydro invest £1.5m a year over the next 10 years for the name check.

Foster’s Armadillo follow up will be clad in ETFTE’cushions’ which will allow patterns and images to be projected onto the prominent façade.

SECC chief executive John Sharkey said: "Scottish Hydro shares our vision for the new arena that will position Glasgow and Scotland at the forefront of the global events and entertainment industry."

9 Comments

Brian
#1 Posted by Brian on 14 Jun 2011 at 08:46 AM
If it puts the city in top 5 in world then its a good thing.lets just be grateful its not being built in edinburgh.
h.a.
#2 Posted by h.a. on 14 Jun 2011 at 13:24 PM
top 5 what? and just with another Foster? you are joking. Top 4-5 in UK, 30 in europe
brian
#3 Posted by brian on 14 Jun 2011 at 13:42 PM
Top 5 in world! NYC.London etc.There is no other in uk other than london o2.!
Alex
#4 Posted by Alex on 14 Jun 2011 at 16:11 PM
Top 5 what? And what world, exactly? The one that begins and ends within the reach of the Evening Times?
brian
#5 Posted by brian on 15 Jun 2011 at 10:43 AM
Venue what else .Top 5 VENUE IN WORLD,that wasnt hard was it!a 5 yr old would get that.end.
Alex
#6 Posted by Alex on 15 Jun 2011 at 12:23 PM
It's a very good building and I'm sure it'll be a fine venue, but if anything kills public appreciation of the project, it will be the sort of ridiculously parochial hyperbole which just falls short of suggesting it will cure cancer.

Though brian's typing skills are moderately impressive for a 5 year old.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#7 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wright on 15 Jun 2011 at 15:42 PM
His name is actually Brain, on account of being very clever. He just got the spelling wrong....

:-D
brian
#8 Posted by brian on 20 Jun 2011 at 11:21 AM
The paper or anyone has never suggested it was anything else other that it will be a fantastic edition to the city and a step up to the top 5 venues in the world.For folks to suggest its anything else dont come from the city.Glad you got that.END
The Bairn
#9 Posted by The Bairn on 22 Jun 2011 at 14:18 PM
Can I go on record as being glad I do not come from the city of Glasgow. END OF POST.

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