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.
More top news
Wintry showers and some icy stretches.
Mostly dry with clear spells overnight. Frosty in many places.
Inspectors say serious safety failings are putting prisoners' lives at risk at HMP Nottingham.