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Barrowland Ballroom

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The Barrowland Ballroom (also known as Barrowland) is a dance hall and music venue located in the Calton district in Glasgow, Scotland. History The original building opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow's city centre, built by Maggie McIver, the "Barras Queen". The area and the ballroom are named after the Glasgow Barrowland market. The building was completely rebuilt after being largely destroyed by fire in 1958, and reopened on 24 December 1960. The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a large weatherproof hall above. The front of the building is decorated with a large animated neon sign. In recent years the ballroom has become a concert venue with a capacity of 1,900 standing, known for its acoustics and its sprung dance floor. Simple Minds filmed the video for their 1983 single, "Waterfront", at Barrowlands. Adjacent to the ballroom itself is the Barrowland Park, where there is a path displaying the name
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