|Former names||NYNEX Arena (1995–98)|
Manchester Evening News Arena (1998–2011)
Manchester Arena (2011-13; 2015-present)
Phones 4u Arena (2013–15)
Manchester, M3 1AR
|Opened||15 July 1995|
|Construction cost||£52 million|
(£107 million in 2022 pounds)
|Architect||DLA Design, Austin-Smith:Lord and Ellerbe Becket|
|Structural engineer||Arup Group Limited|
|Manchester Giants (BBL) (1995–2001)|
Manchester Storm (BISL, BJL) (1995–2002)
Manchester Phoenix (EIHL) (2003–04)
The arena has the most seats of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, and second largest in the European Union with a capacity of 21,000. It hosts music and sporting events including boxing and swimming. The arena was a key part of Manchester's bids to host the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000 and was eventually used for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
References[change | change source]
- UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Measuring Worth: UK CPI.
- "Manchester Evening News arena". smg-europe.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2017-05-22. Retrieved on 28 March 2008.
- "Manchester terror attack". www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Manchester Arena at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Manchester Arena Seating Plans