The Sydney Entertainment Centre is going to be knocked down.
The Premier of NSW Barry O’Farrell this morning announced plans to revamp the Darling Harbour sector and that means the demolition of the 30-year old building.
The renovation also means that the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre will be closed for three years and will reopen in 2016.
The news means that Sydney Olympic Park and Allphones Arena but will also benefit Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and other venues in the region.
The Sydney Entertainment Centre opened in May, 1983. David Bowie recorded ‘Glass Spider: Live’ at the venue. Dire Straits played 21 consecutive shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The venue has played hosted to concerts by Elton John, Pearl Jam, Pink, Kylie Minogue, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Mick Jagger over the years.
Since it opened 30 years ago, the Sydney Entertainment Centre has averaged about 1 million ticket sales per year.
A new $1 billion entertainment, exhibition and convention precinct is planned to replace the existing buildings.