An arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. The word derives from Latin harena, a particularly fine/smooth sand used to absorb blood in ancient arenas such as the Colosseum in Rome. It is composed of a large open space surrounded on most or all sides by tiered seating for spectators. The key feature of an arena is that the event space is the lowest point, allowing for maximum visibility. Arenas are usually designed to accommodate a large number of spectators.
The term arena is sometimes used as a synonym for a very large venue such as Pasadena's Rose Bowl, but such a facility is typically called a stadium, especially if it does not have a roof. The use of one term over the other has mostly to do with the type of event. Football (be it association, rugby, or gridiron) is typically played in a stadium while basketball and ice hockey are typically played in an arena, although many of the larger arenas hold more spectators than do the stadiums of smaller colleges or high schools. There are exceptions. The home of the Duke University basketball team would qualify as an arena, but the facility is called Cameron Indoor Stadium. Domed stadiums, which, like arenas, are enclosed but have the larger playing surfaces and seating capacities found in stadiums, are generally not referred to as arenas in North America. There is also the sport of indoor American football (one variant of which is explicitly known as arena football), a variant of the gridiron-based game that is designed for the usual smaller playing surface of most arenas; variants of other traditionally outdoor sports, including box lacrosse and futsal/ indoor soccer, also exist.
The term "arena" is also used loosely to refer to any event or type of event which either literally or metaphorically takes place in such a location, often with the specific intent of comparing an idea to a sporting event. Such examples of these would be terms such as "the arena of war" or "the arena of love" or "the political arena". In many fighting games, the stage that opponents are fought in is also called an arena.
Arena (TV network)
Arena (Duran Duran album)
Arena (An Absurd Notion)
Arena (An Absurd Notion) is a concept concert video filmed during the course of Duran Duran's 1984 Sing Blue Silver North American Tour in support of the album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.
Arena is a brand of competitive swimwear created in 1973 at Adidas AG Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany, by its former president Horst Dassler. Sold by Adidas in 1990, the brand now represents two unrelated product lines.
With its headquarters in Tolentino, Italy, the Arena brand has a presence in 103 countries around the globe. With direct representation through wholly owned subsidiaries in Italy, France, Germany, and the USA, the group also employs a network of qualified business partners in 86 countries, while the Japan-based Descente Group owns and manages the brand in 11 countries of the Far East.
Arena (TV series)
Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC since 1 October 1975. Voted by TV executives in Broadcast magazine as one of the top 50 most influential programmes of all time, it has produced over six hundred episodes directed by, among others, Frederick Baker, Jana Boková, Jonathan Demme, Nigel Finch, Mary Harron, Vikram Jayanti, Vivian Kubrick, Paul Lee, Adam Low, James Marsh, Leslie Megahey, Volker Schlondorff, Martin Scorsese, Julian Temple, Anthony Wall, Leslie Woodhead, and Alan Yentob.
The current series editor is Anthony Wall, who has edited Arena since 1985.
Arena is an active protection system (APS) developed at Russia's Kolomna-based Engineering Design Bureau for the purpose of protecting armoured fighting vehicles from destruction by light anti-tank weapons, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), and missiles with top attack warheads. It uses a Doppler radar to detect incoming warheads. Upon detection, a defensive rocket is fired that detonates near the inbound threat, destroying it before it hits the vehicle.
Arena is the successor to Drozd, a Soviet active protection system from the late 1970s, which was installed on several T-55s during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The system improved the vehicle's survivability rate, increasing it by up to 80%. Drozd was followed by Shtora in the late 1980s, which used an electro-magnetic jammer to confuse inbound enemy anti-tank missiles and rockets. In late 1994 the Russian Army deployed a large number of armoured fighting vehicles to Chechnya, where they were ambushed and suffered heavy casualties. The effectiveness of Chechen rocket-propelled grenades against Russian combat vehicles prompted the Kolomenskoye machine-building design bureau to devise the Arena active protection system in the early and mid-1990s. An export variant, Arena-E, was also developed. The system has been tested on the T-80UM-1, demonstrated at Omsk in 1997, and was considered for use on the South Korean K2 Black Panther main battle tank.
Arena (Star Trek: The Original Series)
"Arena" is an episode of the original American science fiction television series Star Trek. It is a first season episode, #18, production #19, first broadcast January 19, 1967, and repeated on July 6, 1967. It was written by Gene L. Coon, based on a short story of the same name by Fredric Brown, and directed by Joseph Pevney. The episode introduces the Gorn.
Set in the 23rd century, the series follows the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk ( William Shatner) and the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise. In this episode, while pursuing an unknown enemy for an apparently unprovoked attack, Captain Kirk is forced by powerful entities to battle the opposing captain unarmed.
Arena was a British monthly men's magazine. The magazine was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. British graphic designer Neville Brody, who had designed The Face, designed Arena's launch appearance.
The headquarters of Arena was in London. The magazine was part of Bauer Media and featured articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, toys, and books. It was pitched at a similarly upscale audience to GQ, attempting to offer a more adult read than lad mags like Maxim and FHM, and gearing itself specifically towards the "black collar worker".
Arena launched the careers of several prominent British media professionals, among them Dylan Jones, the editor of GQ UK who had served as Arena's editor in the late 1980s.
In July 2006, facing competition from the internet, the editorial team behind Arena launched a team blog which features regular posts from its contributors.
In spite of this, magazine circulation continued to fall and in 2007, Giles Hattersley, chief interviewer at The Sunday Times was brought in as Editor. Hattersley oversaw a revamp of the publication and in November 2007, the magazine relaunched with a new design and new palate of content, featuring David Beckham on its cover.
Hattersley returned to The Sunday Times in March 2008 and was replaced in the interim by deputy editor Mat Smith. Smith left in August 2008 to take over as features director at Esquire UK.
In April 2009 Arena ceased publication. As of April 2009, international editions of Arena outside the UK continued to be published. These editions included Ukraine, Turkey, Korea and Thailand. Arena Singapore, the first English language edition outside the UK, was launched on 27 October 2006 by the publishing division of Mediacorp. Mediacorp had announced on 30 April 2009 that it was closing the Singapore edition of ARENA.
An arena is an enclosed area that showcases theatre, musical performances or sporting events.
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Arena (Asia album)
Arena is the sixth studio album by British rock group Asia, released in 1996. The lineup on the disc is Geoffrey Downes, John Payne, Michael Sturgis, Elliott Randall and Aziz Ibrahim.
Arena (G4 TV series)
Arena was a G4/ G4techTV TV show about competitive gaming which aired from 2002 to 2004. The program's format featured teams taking on each other in the multiplayer video games of the time in the form of a LAN party. Many episodes of the series revolved around a continuing tournament format.
Some video games overlap episodes, such as Unreal Tournament 2004 and Call of Duty. Teams are also given a chance to talk about themselves and explain the origin of their team name. Team ZoMBiE won Tournament of Champions '03 in 2004 to become the Ultimate Arena Champions. Team Kaizen won Tournament of Champions '04 in 2005 to become the Ultimate Arena Champions.
The show was originally hosted by Wil Wheaton and Travis Oates, but both hosts left due to conflicts with the program's producer, Jim Downs, of which many were made public by Wheaton in a Slashdot posting along with the documentary entitled The Rise and Fall of G4. They were replaced by Lee Reherman (deceased) and Michael Louden (deceased) in the latter half of 2003. The final hosts were Lee Reherman and Kevin Pereira.
The bulk of the first two seasons were filmed in studio 2. Towards the end of season 2, and for the remainder of the run, filming moved into studio 3, which was the largest studio in G4's old headquarters. When word of the TechTV buyout became public, and the show was going to be cancelled as a result, the series banked several episodes, and then scrapped the set in July 2004 to make way for X-Play, The Screen Savers, and Unscrewed with Martin Sargent, three former TechTV properties.
Arena is a discrete event simulation and automation software developed by Systems Modeling and acquired by Rockwell Automation in 2000. It uses the SIMAN processor and simulation language. As of June 2014, it is in version 14.7, providing significant enhancements in optimization and animation. It has been suggested that Arena may join other Rockwell software packages under the "FactoryTalk" brand.
In Arena, the user builds an experiment model by placing modules (boxes of different shapes) that represent processes or logic. Connector lines are used to join these modules together and to specify the flow of entities. While modules have specific actions relative to entities, flow, and timing, the precise representation of each module and entity relative to real-life objects is subject to the modeler. Statistical data, such as cycle time and WIP (work in process) levels, can be recorded and outputted as reports.
Arena can be integrated with Microsoft technologies. It includes Visual Basic for Applications so models can be further automated if specific algorithms are needed. It also supports importing Microsoft Visio flowcharts, as well as reading from or outputting to Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. Hosting ActiveX controls is also supported.
Arena (TV platform)
The Arena Sport Rechte und Marketing GmbH was a German media company, which operated until August 2007 mainly the Pay television program Arena. It was a fully owned subsidiary of the cable operator Unitymedia. On 30 September 2010 it ceased operations.
Arena was introduced in late 2005, when it was led by Parm Sadhu, and won the broadcasting rights to the Bundesliga for the years 2006 to 2009 in a DFL auction. A year later, Unitymedia company gave the license to Premiere.
Arena (1989 film)
Arena is a 1989 American science fiction film directed by Peter Manoogian and starring Paul Satterfield and Claudia Christian. Set in 4038, Satterfield plays Steve Armstrong, the first human in 50 years to compete in the intergalactic boxing sport called simply "The Arena". The film was produced by Irwin Yablans and features original music by Richard Band.
Arena (short story)
"Arena" is a science fiction short story by Fredric Brown that was first published in the June 1944 issue of Astounding magazine. Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America selected it as one of the best science fiction stories published before the advent of the Nebula Awards, and as such it was included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964.
The Star Trek episode " Arena" had some similarity to this story, so to avoid legal problems, it was agreed that Brown would receive payment and a story credit. An Outer Limits episode, " Fun and Games", also has a similar plot, as does an episode of Blake's 7, titled "Duel".
Marvel Comics' Worlds Unknown issue 4 (November 1973) featured a faithful adaptation of the story.
Arena (UTA station)
Arena is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States, served by the Blue Line and Green Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX system. The Blue Line has service from the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub in Downtown Salt Lake City to Draper. The Green Line has service from the Salt Lake City International Airport and to West Valley City via Downtown Salt Lake City.
Arena (Todd Rundgren album)
Arena is an album by rock musician Todd Rundgren that was released in 2008.
Like several of his earlier albums, this was entirely a solo effort, with Rundgren playing all the instruments. In contrast to his earlier albums, he produced this album entirely on an Apple laptop computer using Propellerhead's Reason software for composition and Sonoma Wire Works' RiffWorks for recording. All audio processing was done with software tools as well, except for a Line 6 Toneport guitar input box.
Arena (Australian publishing co-operative)
Arena is an independent Australian radical and critical publishing group. It has been publishing continuously since 1963. Currently, its principal publications are the political and cultural Arena Magazine (6 times per year), and the twice-yearly theoretical publication Arena Journal. Their concerns initially found expression in the practical and theoretical quarterly, Arena, which ran from 1963 to 1992 and was then transformed into the two different publications that continue today.
Though the quarterly Arena commenced as a New Left magazine with a commitment to extending Marxist approaches by developing an account of intellectual practices, its subsequent debates and theoretical work, and engagements with critical theory, media theory, post-structuralism and postmodernism, have led it to develop an approach known as the 'constitutive abstraction' approach. This is connected to an associated lineage of engaged theory. All of these are underpinned by a preoccupation with the questions of social abstraction, including the abstraction of intellectual practices. They include a special emphasis on the cultural and social contradictions of globalised hi-tech society, which the Arena editors took to be misrepresented within prevailing media theory and post-structuralism.
Many of the themes the Arena group has explored over the decades relate to those raised by writers like Slavoj Žižek, Zygmunt Bauman and Richard Sennett, and, to some degree, writers associated with the Frankfurt School. However, Arena's critique also suggests that many of these authors stop short of a full critique of the ungrounding of contemporary social life by current global/ technological/ media processes.
Arena (2009 film)
Arena is a 2009 Portuguese short drama film directed by João Salaviza. It won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Arena (web browser)
The Arena browser (also known as the Arena WWW Browser) was an early testbed Web browser and Web authoring tool for Unix. Originally authored by Dave Raggett in 1993, the browser continued its development at CERN and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and subsequently by Yggdrasil Computing. As a testbed browser, Arena was used in testing the implementation for HTML version 3.0, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), and libwww. Arena was widely used and popular at the beginning of the World Wide Web.
Arena, which predated Netscape Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer, featured a number of innovations used later in commercial products. It was the first browser to support background images, tables, text flow around images, and inline mathematical expressions.
The Arena browser served as the W3C's testbed browser from 1994 to 1996 when it was succeeded by the Amaya project.
Arena (1953 film)
Arena is a 1953 3-D film directed by Richard Fleischer.
Arena (2011 film)
Arena is a 2011 action film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz. Filming took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Arena (Swedish magazine)
Arena is a Swedish-language bi-monthly left-leaning magazine. It publishes reports, interviews and essays on politics and culture.
Arena is a 1976 Australian mini series about a lawyer who represents sportsmen.
Arena (2013 film)
Arena is a 2013 Russian film, directed by Eduard Bordukov and produced by Khayrulin Ramil. It had its world premiere at the 66th Cannes Film Festival as part of the non-competitive program ShortFilmCorner. One of the main roles in the film played a famous young actor Azamat Nigmanov (Best Actor at the 23rd Kinotavr for the film Convoy by Aleksei Mizgiryov).
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 An enclosed area, often outdoor, for the presentation of sporting events (sports arena) or other spectacular events; earthen area, often oval, specifically for rodeos (N. America) or circular area for bullfights (especially Hispanic America). 2 The building housing such an area; specifically, a very large, often round building, often topped with a dome, designated for indoor sporting or other major events, such as concerts. 3 (context historical English) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held in Ancient Rome. 4 A realm in which important events unfold.
Arena, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Housing Units (2000): 269
Land area (2000): 1.089850 sq. miles (2.822699 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.004581 sq. miles (0.011865 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.094431 sq. miles (2.834564 sq. km)
FIPS code: 02550
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 43.166108 N, 89.907305 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 53503
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially a sand-strewn area
a playing field where sports events take place [syn: scene of action]
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arena \A*re"na\, n.; pl. E. Arenas; L. Aren[ae]. [L. arena, harena, sand, a sandy place.]
(Rom. Antiq.) The area in the central part of an amphitheater, in which the gladiators fought and other shows were exhibited; -- so called because it was covered with sand.
Any place of public contest or exertion; any sphere of action; as, the arenaof debate; the arena of life.
(Med.) ``Sand'' or ``gravel'' in the kidneys.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1620s, "place of combat," from Latin harena "place of combat," originally "sand, sandy place," perhaps from Etruscan. The central stages of Roman amphitheaters were strewn with sand to soak up the blood.
Usage examples of "arena".
If your advertisement is in the business-to-business arena, it should gain inquiries and leads for the sales force by offering an incentive for a response.
The arena of advertising In addition to traditional outdoor billboards, aerial advertising, shelters and transit, another popular forum for business advertising is sports arenas.
Now, you may be thinking, where am I going to get the budget to buy advertising in a major sports arena?
But advertising has remained shaky ground for many in the professional arena.
If you withdraw the slavery question from the halls of Congress and the political arena, and commit it to the arbitrament of those who are immediately interested in and alone responsible for its consequences, there is nothing left out of which sectional parties can be organized.
He pulled open the armory door, and looked down into the sand-covered training arena.
Instead, he could be said to be simply participating with them as an equal in an artefactual arena.
THE CONTEST was more than a few minutes old the entire arena had awakened to the fact that out there on the tanbark a fierce duel was beginning, a duel between tall, powerful Bill Bly, and the unknown newcomer.
Arena, Greg Arena, Bill Bailey, Jim Blaylock, Jenny Bunn, Pete Devries, Phil Dick, Jeff Fontanesi, Don Goudie, Chris Gourlay, Dashiell Hamster, Rick Harding, K.
There was a terrible battle being fought somewhere, in doubtful arena, and Caracal was defeating Hamodrynci in furious conflict.
The road to the bale shed was sheltered by a high, densely overgrown caragana hedge, and when he came around the end of it, he saw the familiar midnight blue rig backed up to the big doors at the south end of the arena.
Centaine and Isabella had planned for this meeting with care, ever since Isabella had amazed both Centaine and Shasa by her sudden declared intention to enter the political arena.
The initiatory contest between Lydon and Tetraides being less deadly than that between the other combatants, no sooner had they advanced to the middle of the arena than, as by common consent, the rest held back, to see how that contest should be decided, and wait till fiercer weapons might replace the cestus, ere they themselves commenced hostilities.
And then, just before the first chukka of the game, Hanuman li Tosh appeared at the far end of the huge arena.
Kollha Dawk advised me as we reached the rope on the opposite side of the arena.