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The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is the largest exhibition venue in the country. The development features 5 venues exhibition halls, 4 of which within the main building opened in 1985, amongst which, the largest boasting 12,500 and separated is the 3,000 seating Clyde Auditorium, opened in 1997, affectionately known by locals as “The Armadillo” due to its resemblance to the Sydney Opera Hall.
More than an architectural wonder, the SECC is recognised as one of the most popular venues in the UK for the most prominent acts in the world of music and stand- up comedy. Names like David Bowie, Luciano Pavarotti, Rihanna, Rod Stewart, Witney Houston, Lady Gaga, KISS and Bob Dylan have performed at the venue and acts of this calibre are regularly choosing to make an appearance at the SECC when visiting the UK.
The venue will soon also feature ‘The National Entertainments Arena” which is due for completion in 2011. The development will hold 12,500 seats, although unlike the SECC’s ‘Hall 4’ of the same capacity it will not be used in exhibitions but rather solely for concerts, therefore becoming the largest purpose built indoor arena in Scotand and of similar size to London’s Wembley Arena.
The SECC is situated on the North bank of the River Clyde, around a 20-30 minute walk from McLays Guesthouse, however a train from the lower level of the nearby Glasgow Central Station would have guests arrive at the SECC’s dedicated train station in 3 minutes. A taxi would cost around £5 at most to the venue from almost anywhere in the city centre.
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