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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

All you need to know about Manchester Arena, venue of the Ariana Grande concert where a blast killed 22 people

An explosion rocked the UK on Monday night leaving at least 22 people dead and over 50 people injured. The explosion happened at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande which held at the Manchester Arena, England.

Since it's opening in July 1995, the Manchester Arena has welcomed acts like U2, Lady Gaga, and the Rolling Stones for concerts.
It boasts of over one million visitors per year. The venue has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in the European Union with a capacity of 21,000 and is one of the world's busiest indoor arenas, hosting music and sporting events such as boxing and swimming.

Manchester Arena  was named "International Venue Of The Year" in 2002 in the 'Pollstar' awards, and was nominated in the same category in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The arena was named "Busiest Arena Venue In The World", based on ticket sales for concerts in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 ahead of other indoor arenas including the Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena. 

The arena was the 'World's Busiest Arena' from 2001 until 2007 based on ticket sales for concerts, attracting five and a half million customers. It was voted 'Europe's Favourite Arena' at the TPi Awards in 2008 by the touring companies that bring the shows to the venue.  

In 2008, the arena was world's third busiest arena behind London's The O2 arena and New York's Madison Square Garden. In 2009, it was the world's second busiest arena behind London's The O2 and ahead of Antwerp's Sportpaleis and Madison Square Garden.

The arena hosts over 250 events annually including comedy, live music and tours, sporting events, and occasionally musicals.


Anonymous said...

Muslims all over the Uk are speaking out against terrorism in unity and supporting the conservative government even though everyone has their differences but everyone wants to work together for the safety and security of the general populace.whilst in Nigeria, an ex governor, Z lister actors, and illiterate peasants and commoners are visiting and Bowing down to a greedy conniving greedy terrorist Kanu,, says a lot about these people.

obioma said...

If d arena is ds popular,y is d security nt tight enough to avert ds horrendous cowardice attack?? Uk police shud be blamed! Atleast dia shud be a special police force stationed permanently at ds great arena.

oluwadayomi adekunle said...

It is well

Anonymous said...

And finaly a bomb blast at d arena,dis isis nd muslim mind set no place is now safe again in dis world.nawa oooo

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... Merited happiness

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christie benjamin said...

So Sad nd heartbreaking!

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