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Dame Sarah Storey told ITV News Central the new Derby Arena 'will serve Derby well for a long time'.
She spoke to James Clark at a special event to mark the opening.
Steve Clamp had a sneak peak inside the Derby Arena before the special ceremony got underway to officially open it.
He also spoke to Cllr Martin Repton, from Derby City Council, who defended the £28million spent on the venue.
World champion cyclist Dani King says she got goosebumps when she first arrived at the new Derby Arena.
She is one of the VIPs that attended the special opening of the venue this evening. Earlier she gave her views to Matt Teale.
Final preparations have been taking place ahead of the opening of the £28million Derby Arena.
Sports stars, celebrities, dignitaries and 1,500 locals are beginning to arrive at the venue ahead of the special event a little later to mark its opening.
A video showing an animated fly-through of the £28million Derby Arena has been released.
A special event, which will see paralympian Dame Sarah Storey and cycling coach Sir David Brailsford attending, is being held tonight to mark the official opening tonight.
The venue opens to the public tomorrow.
A special event is being held tonight to mark the official opening of the £28million Derby Arena.
Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey and cycling coach Sir David Brailsford are to be among those taking part.
1,500 people have managed to secure tickets for the event, before the venue opens to the public tomorrow.
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