The National Basketball Arena was opened in January 1993 by the Taoiseach of the time, Albert Reynolds. It is one of five identical buildings worldwide designed by the American architect Dan Tully. Its unusual design makes it stand out overlooking the Tallaght junction of the M50 motorway. The arena is Ireland’s largest indoor sporting arena, with seating for 2,500 spectators and was designed for all sporting activities, not just basketball. It is also the home of the Irish Basketball Association (IBA) and hosts all home ESB Super League fixtures for it’s resident team, Shamrock Rovers Hoops.
Sport is not the only purpose of the arena: throughout the year the arena hosts events such as exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, banquets, exams and concerts.
Boyzone’s first major concert was held here.
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