The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is situated in the Lace Market in Nottingham, close to Nottingham rail station. Built in 2000, this 10,000 capacity venue is housed within the National Ice Centre complex, which is the major public and professional ice sports centre in the UK and home of the Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team.
The current building was first announced in September 1995 at an estimated cost of £13 million - part of which was to come from National Lottery funds. The plans were unveiled in October 1996, by which time the British Olympic Association had got behind the proposal. The first public skating session took place in April 2000. The final cost of the project was around £40m, 10% of which came from the lottery - one of the highest grants awarded.