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arena

noun [C]  /əˈri·nə/ us  
a central, level area for the performance of sports or entertainment, having raised seats around it from which people can see the activities, or a building containing the seats and performance area: a sports arena An arena is also a particular activity, esp. one that involves competition and gets a lot of public attention: She entered the political arena as a young woman.
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