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The UK's Top Arenas

LTHE. EUK SK TOP ARENAS My City Bookings has toured the UK to bring you the stats and facts about the hottest stadiums, arenas and exhibition venues in the country. WEMBLEY STADIUM Location: Wembley, London Opened: 9 March 2007 Capacity: 90,000 Cost: £757 million Owner: The Football Association • Muse H.A.A.R.P. tour, 2007 • Live Aid, 1985 NOTABLE EVENTS Did you know? Wembley is the largest stadium in the UK, and the second largest in Europe. OLYMPIC STADIUM Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Opened: March 2012 Сaрacity: 54.000 Cost: £486 million Owner: Greater London Authority • London 2012 Olympics NOTABLE • London Athletics Grand Prix, 2013 EVENTS Did you know? The Olympic Stadium will re-open in 2016 as the long-term home of West Ham United Football Club and British Athletics. EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE Location: Earls Court, London Opened: 1 September 1937 EARES COURT Capacity: 19,000 Cost: £1.5 million Owner: Capital & Counties Properties • Led Zeppelin, 1975 • The Brit Awards, 2000 - 2010 NOTABLE EVENTS A second exhibition venue, Earls Court Two, was built alongside Earls Court in 1991 to meet the need for more space. Did you know? 02 ARENA Location: North Greenwich, London Opened: 24 June 2007 Capacity: 20,000 Cost: £789 million Owner: English Partnerships • Pink Floyd Reunion, 2011 • Premier League Darts, Opening Night, 2010 NOTABLE EVENTS Did you know? The O2 is the busiest arena in the world, selling over 2.12 million tickets a year. OLD TRAFFORD Location: Old Trafford, Greater Manchester Opened: 19 February 1910 Capacity: 75.731 Cost: £90,000 Owner: Manchester United • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Grimsby Town, 1939 • Manchester United vs Blackburn Rovers, 2007 NOTABLE EVENTS Old Trafford was nicknamed the 'Theatre Did you know? of Dreams' by Sir Bobby Charlton. -MANCHESTER ARENA Location: Trinity Way, Manchester Opened: 15 July 1995 Capacity: 21,000 Cost: £52 million Owner: Mansford • Commonwealth Games, 2002 • The Mrs Carter Show World Tour, NOTABLE EVENTS 2013 Did you know? Manchester Arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK. NATIONAL BOWL Location: Watling St, Milton Keynes Opened: 8 September 1979 Capacity: 65,000 Owner: English Partnerships • Genesis reunion show, 1989 • Swedish House Mafia Farewell Tour, 2012 NOTABLE EVENTS Did you know? It is one of the biggest open-air concert venues in the UK. THE NEC Location: Birmingham Opened: February 1976 Capacity: 16,000 parking spaces Cost: £29,000,000 (Refurbishment) Owner: NEC Group NOTABLE • NEC Motor Show, 1978 EVENTS • Crufts, 1991 - Present day Did you know? The UK's biggest venue hosts over 500 events each year. BARCLAYCARD ARENA Location: : King Edwards Road, Birmingham Opened: 4 October 1991 Сарacity: 12,70о Cost: Redeveloped for £26 million Owner: NEC Group • All England Open Badminton Championships, 1994 - present day NOTABLE EVENTS • Gladiators TV Show, 1992 - 2000 Did you know? It was the largest indoor arena in the UK when it first opened in 1991. MILLENNIUM STADIUM Location: Westgate Street, Cardiff Opened: 26 June 1999 Capacity: 74.500 Cost: Redeveloped for £121 million Owner: Welsh Rugby Union NOTABLE Rugby World Cup, 1999 EVENTS • Tsunami relief concert, 2005 Did you know? The national stadium of WWales is the third largest stadium in the Six Nations Championship. LARGEST UK STADIUMS LARGEST UK INDOOR ARENAS VENUE CAPACITY VENUE САРАСITY Manchester Arena 21,000 Wembley Stadium 90,000 Twickenham Stadium 82,000 The 02 Arena 20,000 Old Trafford 75.731 Earls Court Exhibition Centre 19,000 National Exhibition Centre 16,000+ Millennium Stadium 74.500 Murrayfield Stadium 67,144 Genting Arena 15,643 Celtic Park 60,355 Barclaycard Arena 14,150 Emirates Stadium 60,338 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield 13,500 London Olympic Stadium 54,000 First Direct Arena 13,500 St James' Park 52,404 The SSE Arena, Wembley 12,500 Hampden Park 52,025 Manchester Central 12,500 References MY CITY • http://greatestevent.wembleystadium.com • http://www.theo2.co.uk • http://www.manutd.com/en/Visit-Old-Trafford /Museum-And-Stadium-Tour/Stadium-Tour.aspx ВОOKINGS About The Brand • http://www.thenec.co.uk • http://www.manchester-arena.com • http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/the-park My City Bookings takes the hard work out of finding somewhere to stay. We have a network of thousands of serviced apartment providers in over 200 UK locations. /venues/the-stadium • http://www.eco.co.uk • http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk • http://www.barclaycardarena.co.uk • http://www.millenniumstadium.com www.mycitybookings.com

The UK's Top Arenas

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My City Bookings have scoured the UK to find the best arenas and exhibition halls. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, take a look at our comprehensive infographic to learn everythi...

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