Brisbane Entertainment Centre
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre ( BEC) is a centre, located in Boondall, a Brisbane City suburb, in Queensland, Australia. The arena has an assortment of seating plans, which facilitate the comfort of its users, subject to performance. Specific seating plans usually are allocated, depending on the performance and the size of its audience. The general seating arrangements are end stage mode, "in the round" and intimate mode, which only uses half of the arena. It also has a sporting complex and many other smaller function rooms, which are available to hire for wedding receptions, business functions and the like. The centre has 11,000 tiered seats and a maximum concert capacity of 13,500. The centre's large audience capacity is used for the staging of concerts and musical theatre shows, including Grease , Beauty and the Beast , and The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular . It has also staged ice-skating shows, including Disney on Ice . From 1986-1997 the BEC was home to former NBL team the Brisbane Bullets. The Bullets won the 1987 NBL championship at the centre against the Perth Wildcats. The largest basketball crowd was 13,221 for game two of the 1990 NBL Grand Final series, also between the Bullets and the Perth Wildcats. The crowd also stands as the largest NBL Grand Final crowd away from Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. In all the BEC saw six NBL Grand Final games played between 1986 and 2007 with the Bullets winning three of the six games. The BEC was also the filming venue for the original Australian series of Gladiators from 1995 to 1997.

Notable events
In 1987, Michael Jackson performed during his Bad World Tour for two sold out shows on November 25 and 28. During the performance on the 28th, Stevie Wonder came out and performed " Bad". It has also hosted World Wrestling Entertainment house shows.

Getting to the centre
Located in Boondall, users can catch a QR Citytrain to Boondall railway station, on the Shorncliffe railway line, or travel by taxi. There are 4,000 car parking spaces and buses do not run to the centre. It is located just off the Gateway Motorway.



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