Sydney Entertainment Centre
The Sydney Entertainment Centre ( SEC) is a multi-purpose venue, located in Haymarket, Sydney, Australia. It opened in May 1983, to replace Sydney Stadium, which had been demolished to make way for a new railway. The centre is currently owned by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which administers the neighbouring Darling Harbour area, and managed under a lease. It is one of Sydney's larger concert venues, accommodating 12,000 people, as a conventional theatre or 8,000, as a theatre-in-the-round. It is averaging an attendance of 1 million people each year and hosts concerts, family shows, sporting events and corporate events.

Notable events
Elton John has played numerous concerts there over the years, including eight dates in 1986 with an orchestra. The latter shows were some of the last he performed prior to throat surgery. Genesis played 9 dates at the 1986 leg of the Invisible Touch Tour (25-27 November and 15”“20 December). Some of the songs where performed with an Australian string section. Archives 2 - disc 2 holds a version of "Your Own Special Way" recorded at SEC. David Bowie recorded his live album, Glass Spider Live , during his performances on November 7 and 9, 1987. Hillsong has recorded several live recording in the SEC. In 2001, they recorded You Are My World , in 2002, they recorded Blessed . Production was moved over to the new Hillsong Convention Centre, in 2003, for the annual live recording. Hope was recorded over 2 nights of praise and worship. In 2004, Hillsong moved the recording back to the SEC, simply because the new HCC was too small to host an event of this magnitude. In February 2004, the Hillsong team recorded For All You've Done inside the SEC. In 2005, they recorded God He Reigns . In 2006, they recorded Mighty to Save . The next two albums by Hillsong we not recorded at the SEC. The 2007 album, Saviour King was recorded at the Acer Arena, as well as the 2008 album This Is Our God . The annual event was moved back to the SEC in 2009, for the recording of Faith + Hope + Love . Kylie Minogue has played 25 concerts there, she finished her On A Night Like This Tour, after playing 11 nights there & kicked off her Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour in November 2006. Pop rock superstar P!nk performed (a then record-breaking) seven shows there during her 2007 I'm Not Dead Tour. In 2009, with her Funhouse Tour, in support of the number one album, she played a record 15 shows. She recorded her current live DVD at the SEC. It also hosts international circuses and shows, such as Disney on Ice & Hugh Jackman's The Boy from Oz. It is used annually for The Schools Spectactular, which features over 3,000 young performers from across NSW.

Sporting events
As a sporting venue, the SEC is best known as the home stadium for the Sydney Kings basketball team, but other sports such as boxing, tennis and indoor motor-cross have also been held there. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, the SEC was the venue for indoor volleyball final.


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