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Place Category: Entertainment / Leisure
Situated in the heart of the UK, Arena Birmingham is one of the busiest, large-scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in the world and accommodates everything from music, sport and comedy, to family entertainment and live theatre. Each year, the venue hosts over 100 events and welcomes over 700,000 visitors through its doors. As a multi-purpose venue, it is extremely flexible and the Arena’s capacity can range from a maximum of 15,800 down to 2,464 for more intimate events.
Arena Birmingham is extremely accessible and gives visitors the option to travel by car, bus and train. It’s a top choice for music stars and has hosted world class acts including Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Craig David and Bruno Mars. In addition, it welcomes a variety of family entertainment events from Disney On Ice to Strictly Come Dancing and Cirque du Soleil, as well as some of the UK’s top comedians including Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans and Micky Flanagan.
Added to this, the Arena has hosted more than 30 different sports in its history, including multiple global events such as the Trampolining and Tumbling Championships, BMX World Championships and the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships.
In 2014, the venue announced the completion of its eighteen-month £26 million redevelopment, in which all areas were upgraded to ensure it continues to be a world class music and entertainment venue, providing a best-in-class customer experience.
It was also recently confirmed that a LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre will open at the Arena in 2018, adding to the existing leisure and entertainment offer at the venue and giving customers even more of the experiences they want.