NOV 00] SKYDOME COVENTRY NEWS
Blazes Away To Sell-out Weekend
Daniel O'Donnell concert at the Skydome Arena next March is a
sell out after the venue's most successful weekend, with a
record crowd going to last night’s ice hockey mauling.
100 people queued through Friday night ready for the tickets for
the St Patrick’s Day to go on sale and over 3,000 were sold
throughout Saturday and Sunday.
top of that the £7 million arena, owned by Planet Ice, hosted a
careers fair which attracted over 2,000 young people and last
night played host to the Coventry Blaze, watched by a league
record crowd of 2,087.
Blaze, currently top of the British National League, were
expecting a close encounter with the Milton Keynes Kings, but
romped away to win 13-2.
first period was tight, with just one goal apiece going in. But
then Blaze just pulled away and the Kings couldn’t keep up.
manager Malcolm Bumford (right) said the interest in the O'Donnell
concert - to be held on St Patrick's Day - was phenomenal.
was an incredible weekend. Friday was a cold night so we had
staff in and they brought the queue inside so people could get
hot drinks and use the facilities.
the time the box office opened, we had over 500 people queuing
and that interest carried on right throughout the weekend.
did experience some problems with our ticket hotline service
and apologise if anyone had difficulty getting through but
engineers worked to clear the fault.
reaction from people was excellent and it should be quite a
night next March.
weekend has shown beyond doubt that the Arena is a truly
have that many people buying tickets, then to host major
events on Saturday and Sunday is quite an achievement.
only is that good for the Arena and Planet Ice, but very good
news indeed for Coventry because the events are attracting
people and income to the city."