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Wembley Arena
Wembley Arena
Wembley Arena
Location Wembley, London, UK
Opened 1934
Renovated 2005–2006
Owner Quintain Estates and Development plc
Former names Empire Pool (1934–1978)
Tenants LiveNation
Capacity 12,500

Wembley Arena is an indoor arena in Wembley, London, England. The building is opposite Wembley Stadium. It was built for the 1934 British Empire Games by Sir Arthur Elvin, and originally housed a swimming pool, as reflected by its former name, the Empire Pool. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics. The building is used for music, comedy and family entertainment, and for sport. Music predominates, as the arena doesn't currently have a tenant sports team.

The Wembley Lions and Wembley Monarchs were two ice hockey teams that used the venue during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, while the London Lions used the venue for a season in the 1970s. Wembley also hosted the British Hockey League play-off finals weekend at the end of each season up until the league's disbandment in 1996.

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