Iconic arena destroyed by fire

September 28, 2011, 1:33 pm
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP)A fire has destroyed a 73-year-old sports arenain the Danish capital just hours before a sex fair was to open.About 20 people involved with the erotic trade fair were sleeping inside theK.B. Hallen arena when the blaze started Wednesday, but they got out safely. K.B. Hallen was the capitals main sports, concert and exhibition facility,hosting international tennis and badminton tournaments, boxing matches, concertsand exhibitions.Tennis greats including Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Boris Becker played inthe arena. Louis Armstrong, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones performed there.A police spokesman said the blaze most likely started when overheated lightbulbs set fire to cardboard boxes inside the 1938 arena.

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