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Adelaide Arena (formerly the Distinctive Homes Dome (2003-2009) and Clipsal Powerhouse 1992-2002) is a privately owned multipurpose indoor facility located in Findon, an inner western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
It is the home stadium for the Adelaide 36ers of the NBL and the Adelaide Lightning of the WNBL. The dome seats 7,800 with numerous courtside boxes and 19 elevated corporate suites. It is currently the largest purpose built basketball arena in Australia.
The dome's floor is also built 5m into the ground which gives the building a lower overall profile. Spectators enter the dome above the main level seating bowl.
Court and seating bowlHistory
The Dome has been the Adelaide 36ers home venue since 1992 and the Adelaide Lightning's home on and off since 1993. Its Sideline seating can be adjusted to reveal a further 2 basketball courts for tournaments and practices and a floor space of over 2100m2.
On January 31, 2009 the 36ers celebrated their 200th NBL victory at The Dome when they defeated the Perth Wildcats 107-92.
On 7 February 2009 in front of a sellout (and over capacity) crowd in excess of 8,000, the main court of the Dome was re-named The Brett Maher Court in honor of retiring Adelaide 36ers captain Brett Maher who played his entire 526 game NBL career with the 36ers and only ever had The Dome as his home court. The 36ers won the game 102-91 over the New Zealand Breakers.Ownership
The Dome was purchased by Eddy Groves (ABC Learning CEO and Brisbane Bullets team owner) and Mal Hemmerling in 2006 for A$3.95 million.