10 March 2012
Braehead Arena

Tickets on sale NOW!


World Champion Ricky Burns makes a spectacular return to Glasgow when he headlines Braehead Arena on Saturday 10th March to defend his Interim WBO World Lightweight title.

Burns put on a sensational performance to beat one of the world’s best in Michael Katsidis to win the title in November in London and gain worldwide respect.

With that win he will become the first Scottish boxer in nearly twenty years to win a second world title in another weight division.

Burns makes a heroes return in what will be an emotional homecoming in front of his passionate home fans.


Further announcements will be made shortly confirming Burns’ challenger for the title.

To buy tickets online click here or call the Braehead Arena 24 hour ticket hotline on 0844 499 1700. To purchase in person visit the arena box office Monday to Friday between 12noon and 5pm (9pm on Thursdays) or on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.

Davis Cup Tennis by BNP Paribas
Braehead Arena
8 – 10 July 2011
The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the pinnacle of men’s team tennis and it is coming to Braehead Arena in July.

The AEGON GB Davis Cup team will take on Luxembourg in the tie from 8-10 July 2011 as they aim for promotion out of Europe/Africa Zone Group II. A win for Great Britain would set up a promotional play-off in September.

Featuring some of the top names in British men’s tennis, this is a great opportunity for you to get behind your team and show your support for Great Britain. This really is an event on the tennis calendar not to be missed.

To purchase tickets click here or call the Braehead Arena 24 hour ticket hotline on 0844 499 1700. To purchase in person visit the arena box office Monday to Friday between 12noon and 5pm or on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm.

Tickets go on general release on Monday 11 April at 10am

The Paisley Pirates is one of the of the oldest ice Hockey clubs in Scotland they were formed in 1946, they continue to this day and now play at the Braehead Arena due to the Paisley Lagoon ice rink being unserviceable.

Here is a brief history of the Paisley Pirates taken from the Paisley History section

You can also go straight to the Paisley Pirates history page on

The main attraction of Paisley ice rink, to young and old, was the Paisley Pirates ice hockey team. The early teams were mainly Canadians. This brought a kind of North American culture and hero worship to Paisley. After each game, wee Paisley boys stood impatiently at the doors, clamouring for autographs. But it did not stop there. If you were lucky in the scramble, you might be given a broken hockey stick, quickly have it repaired with black electricians tape then play with it in the street and, with double ball bearing roller skates gliding over the tarmac, you became a Paisley Pirate”!

“Paisley pirates “

The “Paisley Pirates” were the epitome of the game in Scotland. In season 1953-4 they won the Autumn Cup, the Scottish Cup and the Canada Cup.

Their success brought them to the British League, but local supporters could ill afford to travel down South and gradually support waned. The junior team, the Wildcats, were wound up, followed by the Pirates. The Mohawks replaced them, but could not generate the enthusiasm of the Pirates. Paisley Buddies were delighted that the Pirates were relaunched in the 1990’s with the opening of the new ice rink and are living up to past glories.

In the late 1950’s, Paisley ice rink saw special exhibition tennis matches performed by Wimbledon stars Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Pancho Segura and Rod Laver. Trouble was, the balls were hit so fast that they could barely be seen!

On 20th August 1965, a wee bit of history was made in Paisley. Cassius Clay, the world boxing champion heavyweight boxer, gave an exhibition bout to exited Scottish boxing fans. Paisley had never seen the likes since Benny Lynch fought a world title at Love Street in 1933!

Alas, in 1970, the old ice rink closed to ice sports, ostensibly for repairs. In November that year, only professional wrestling took place. Shortly after 1973 the building was closed, to be replaced by a supermarket.

The Paisley Pirates have a website and also are on Facebook and Twitter. Please click the links to find out and follow the Paisley Pirates who will forever be a part of Paisley’s proud history