NEC one of world's top venues 

NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre has been named one of the top 10 venues of its size in the world.

Venues Today, an internationally recognised industry publication,  released its annual ‘‘Top Stops’’ list with the  Broadmeadow venue coming in ninth among venues with a capacity between 5000 and 10,000.

Nearly 100,000 people attended more than 35 shows at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre this year including blockbuster events like The Wiggles, Black Keys, Cold Chisel, Disney on Ice and Flight of the Conchords.

Venues NSW chairman John Quayle was pleased the centre was among the world’s top venues. 

General manager Chris Blanch said the centre was ‘‘extremely proud to be recognised on the world stage’’.

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