Learn English – Seeking Generic Word: Place where opponents fight

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I have a definition in need of a word: A universal term for a place where opponents compete. Unfortunately, most words are specific to one type of sport or combat, but I can't think of one that would apply universally.

Limited examples: Boxers fight in a boxing ring; MMA fighters have a cage or octagon. A circus act has a ring, card players have a table, cars have racetracks, punk rockers have mosh pits, and politicians have districts.

The significant constraint is that it has to be a place with a boundary or demarcation, and the only people inside these places (excluding support personnel) are the opponents.

Best Answer

You appear to be looking for an arena.

a place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict.
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