Westpoint, Westpoint Centre
The main arena in March 2010
|Former names||Westpoint Arena|
|Location||Clyst St Mary, near Exeter, England|
|Owner||Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd|
|Construction cost||£3 million|
|Architect||Devon County Agricultural Association|
Westpoint Exeter (formerly Westpoint Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena and showground, at Clyst St Mary, near Exeter, England. The capacity of the venue is 7,500 people. It hosts local concerts, fairs and exhibitions. Westpoint is the largest exhibition and entertainment venue in the South West and is located near to Exeter Airport.
Westpoint's arena and showground was built on the former Ivington Farm to host the annual Devon County Show each May. The farm was purchased by the Devon County Agricultural Association with work on the site estimated to have cost in excess of £3 million. 50,000 square feet of unobstructed floor space, and a building capable of seating 6,000 people opened in 1990. The 4,590 sq metre column-free main arena doubles as an exhibition area and, for the County Show, a cattle shed. Large car parks can accommodate well over 12,000 cars at any one time.
The Association and its subsidiary company Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd rent the facilities out to event organisers the remainder of the year.
- "Venue Facilities - Westpoint Exeter - Event & Exhibition Venue in Devon". westpointexeter.co.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- "ExeterMemories - Devon County Show". www.exetermemories.co.uk. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
- "Devon County Agricultural Association". www.exeterchamber.co.uk. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
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