Sport Central is a multi-purpose sports centre and events arena located in the heart of Newcastle. It forms part of the Northumbria University campus and houses facilities for swimming, track running, climbing, golf, squash, basketball, netball, badminton, and volleyball. The main sports and events arena has a capacity for over 3,000 spectators.
Sport Central opened in 2010, at a cost of £30 million. It is the home of British Basketball League team Newcastle Eagles, and Netball Superleague side Team Northumbria. The arena has also hosted international basketball, when the senior men's Great Britain team staged a game there, featuring NBA star Luol Deng.
The Main Arena at Sport Central offers up to 3,000 individual seats all with excellent sight lines of the main court, the best DAKTRONICS digital displays of any comparable UK arena and the highest quality audio and lighting.