On the banks of the River Clyde lies the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), one of the largest conference centres in Europe. The SECC is Scotland's national venue for public events and can hold several thousands in its halls and auditoriums, among them up to 3,000 in the Clyde auditorium and as much as 10,000 in the largest hall. Such a capacity makes the SECC a formality fixture for major bands touring the UK.
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The SECC is the largest integrated exhibition and conference centre in the UK. It lays claim to a slice of its own architectural genius with the 'Armadillo', so known due to its unique design. Adjacent to the main centre, it is rightfully compared to such works as the Sydney Opera House.
Already a fine venue for exhibitions, conferences and concerts, the SECC will be further enhanced when work is completed to transform this 64 acre site into a complete, exhibition, conference and entertainment complex. Due for completion in mid 2007, Finnieston's very own work of art will include a 12,500 seated arena and Scotland's first Destination Resort casino, with a luxury 5-star, 150 room, garden hotel, family entertainment centre, three specialised restaurants, supper club, sports bar and buffet restaurant.
Host to many great bands, artists and exhibitions, the SECC has enjoyed a vast number of the world's most famous artists and bands over the years. A worthy and proud landmark, it ranks well with Glasgow's other breathtaking architecture.
The SECC offers great facilities, including is an inside bar, providing soft drinks and alcohol or perhaps you'd prefer a tea or coffee within one of the many café's. If you are attending an exhibition there are usually eating and drinking amenities provided on site.
The SECC is easily accessible for wheelchairs with all concerts hosted on the same floor and upper tiers accessible via lift.