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18-Year-Olds To Be Let In To Ikon

Eighteen-year-olds are to be allowed into a Coventry nightspot after management altered their door policy following hundreds of letters from revellers.

Since opening in 1999, the Ikon nightclub at SkyDome Coventry has only been accessible to over 20s on Friday and Saturday nights.

That meant 18 and 19-year-olds did not get the opportunity to visit the 1,800-capacity venue at weekends.

After collecting the huge volume of feedback Ikon has now reviewed this, and manager Ian Knight revealed that Friday nights would see a policy change.

He said:

"I have been opening a steady stream of letters asking us to consider lowering one of the weekend nights to over 18s as the people who fall between legal drinking age and our 20-plus policy are left with few places to go.

"Our Diva nightclub is strictly over 25s every time it is open but we like to think that we take public opinion into account when making our decisions and that has led us to allow 18 and 19-year-olds into Ikon on a Friday.

"SkyDome has become one of the Midlands most popular nightspots and a lot of that can be attributed to the fact that we offer something for everyone.

"We launched secure, alcohol free nights for younger teenagers after being inundated with requests to do so and we also staged Salsa nights for the same reason.

"Friday nights in Ikon will now be accessible to anyone aged 18 and above - hopefully this shows that we are prepared to listen to what the Coventry and Warwickshire people want from an entertainment complex."

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CWN / Tourism & Leisure / SkyDome Coventry / 1 Feb 01
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