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23rd Sep '17 9:47:36 AM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries'' features the Solaris Arenas, which are a variety of different enclosed environments on Solaris VII dedicated for [[HumongousMecha battlemech]] gladiatorial combat - each arena is as large as a small city, and are totally enclosed by walls a quarter mile tall. ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' also features Solaris-sponsored arenas on other worlds, such as a combat arena on a large comet; additionally, all the arenas are lit up by [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield spectacular fireworks displays]].

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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries'' features the Solaris Arenas, which are a variety of different enclosed environments on Solaris VII dedicated for [[HumongousMecha battlemech]] gladiatorial combat - each arena is as large as a small city, and are totally enclosed by walls a quarter mile tall. ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'' also features Solaris-sponsored arenas on other worlds, such as a combat arena on a large comet; additionally, all the arenas are lit up by [[AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield spectacular fireworks displays]]. In both games, Duncan Fisher [[AnnouncerChatter narrates the action]].
22nd Sep '17 7:52:59 PM DrVonOppendown
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* Referenced by name in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', when Rick admonishes a group of wastelanders about a rather conspicuous wrought-iron rebar dome in their settlement.
--> '''Rick:''' "Hey, you guys ever use that Thunderdome or did ya just put it up for decoration?"
9th Apr '17 5:45:43 PM nombretomado
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* At the beginning of ''SaintSeiya'' the heroes are drawn together to the "Galactic Tournament".

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* At the beginning of ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' the heroes are drawn together to the "Galactic Tournament".
3rd Dec '16 10:05:06 AM Sharlee
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* Gaming Areas A and B from ''Literature/DreamPark'' are purpose-built domed Park facilities for massive, fully-immersive LARP scenarios, complete with animated holograms, artificial terrain and weather conditions, and remote-directed animatronics. Between [=LARP=]s, the Gaming Areas are hired out to the U.S. military for training scenarios and war games.

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* Gaming Areas A and B from ''Literature/DreamPark'' are purpose-built domed Park facilities for massive, fully-immersive LARP scenarios, complete with animated holograms, artificial terrain and weather conditions, and remote-directed animatronics. Between [=LARP=]s, the Gaming Areas are sometimes become this when they're hired out to the U.S. military for training scenarios and war games.
games. The Crystal Maze is a permanent example, being purpose-built as a facility for teams of Gamers to challenge each other.
3rd Dec '16 9:59:01 AM Sharlee
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* Gaming Areas A and B from ''Literature/DreamPark'' are purpose-built domed Park facilities for massive, fully-immersive LARP scenarios, complete with animated holograms, artificial terrain and weather conditions, and remote-directed animatronics. Between LARPs, the Gaming Areas are hired out to the U.S. military for training scenarios and war games.

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* Gaming Areas A and B from ''Literature/DreamPark'' are purpose-built domed Park facilities for massive, fully-immersive LARP scenarios, complete with animated holograms, artificial terrain and weather conditions, and remote-directed animatronics. Between LARPs, [=LARP=]s, the Gaming Areas are hired out to the U.S. military for training scenarios and war games.
3rd Dec '16 9:58:39 AM Sharlee
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* Gaming Areas A and B from ''Literature/DreamPark'' are purpose-built domed Park facilities for massive, fully-immersive LARP scenarios, complete with animated holograms, artificial terrain and weather conditions, and remote-directed animatronics. Between LARPs, the Gaming Areas are hired out to the U.S. military for training scenarios and war games.
16th Oct '16 9:34:16 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the Combat Zone, a Raider fight club set in the former Orpheum Theatre.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has the Combat Zone, a Raider fight club set in the former Orpheum Theatre. Furthermore, the Wasteland Workshop DLC allows the player to construct their own Thunderdomes and host gladiatorial fights between settlers and/or wasteland creatures.
8th Sep '16 4:51:19 PM Elfkaiser
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* In the lore of ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the LLC have this in the form of the Galactic Holo-Arena. Any sentient being, robot or otherwise, is invited to participate in one-on-one combat in the Galactic Grand Championship which is broadcast live across the fleet (and to other subscribing faction stations) from this central Holo-Arena arcship. This is where the legendary El Dragón made a name for himself, as a human fighting all-robotic challengers. If anyone were to place bets and sell a pay-per-view live feed for the end of the universe itd likely happen right here.
9th Jul '16 1:37:23 PM nombretomado
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** ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': The Coliseum in Metru Nui, various arenas in Bara Magna, most notably the Arena Magna in the city of Atero.

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** ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': The Coliseum in Metru Nui, various arenas in Bara Magna, most notably the Arena Magna in the city of Atero.
3rd Jun '16 11:58:24 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{BobsBurgers}}'' parodies this with the "Freezer Dome," aka the walk-in fridge, with ice on the floor. The kids (and Linda) use this for a game they invented called "ice pushing."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{BobsBurgers}}'' ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' parodies this with the "Freezer Dome," aka the walk-in fridge, with ice on the floor. The kids (and Linda) use this for a game they invented called "ice pushing."
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