|The London Arena (also known as London Docklands Arena) was an indoor arena and exhibition centre, on the Isle of Dogs, in East London, England. Seating capacity was up to 15,000, depending on the type of event held.|
It first opened in 1989 and on November 18, the Arenaball Transatlantic Challenge was played there, an exhibition game between the Detroit Drive and the Chicago Bruisers, with the Drive winning 43–14.
It was the home of the London Knights ice hockey team, the London Towers basketball team and later the Greater London Leopards basketball team (from nearby Tower Hamlets).
It also hosted pop concerts, plays, boxing matches and wrestling events.
The first band to ever play at the London Arena were Duran Duran.