A Coventry entertainment
complex has shattered the one million visitors mark - before it
has even been open for a year by attracting people from far and
It was initially
expected that the £40 million SkyDome complex would near the
landmark at the 12 month stage but management has revealed that
it was passed this weekend.
Ikon, Diva and Bonds
manager Ian Knight believes that the city is once again at the
forefront off people's minds when they plan a night out.
"We have done
research in the queues for the clubs and it is interesting to
see how wide the catchment area has become.
"There are a high
percentage of people from Stratford, Birmingham, Leamington
and even large numbers from as far out as Leicester.
"Added to that we
are now attracting many Coventry people who used to travel out
of the city for entertainment because SkyDome has something
"It is great news
for Coventry's economy because it has a knock on effect for
restaurants, pubs hotels and many of the city's other
Knight also took the
opportunity to praise SkyDome regulars for the atmosphere they
have created in the clubs.
"You do not get
one million people visiting a site unless it has a reputation
as a fun, relaxed and secure place to be and that is down to
"This is a great
landmark for us and a real pat on the back for everyone