List of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom with an indoor seating capacity of at least 5,000, regardless of usage.

Constructed[edit]

England[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Birmingham Resorts World Arena 1980 15,685[1] Genting Arena.jpg
Arena Birmingham 1991 15,800[2] NIA Barclaycard Birmingham.jpg
Bolton Bolton Arena 2001 9,000[3] Bolton Arena, Entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1221257.jpg
Derby Derby Arena 2015 5,000[4] Frontage of Derby Velodrome at Pride Park, Derby, England.JPG
Exeter Westpoint Arena 1990 7,500[5] Westpoint Building, Devon County Showground - geograph.org.uk - 1746013.jpg
Leeds First Direct Arena 2013 13,781[6][7] Leeds First Direct Arena.jpeg
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena 2008 11,000[8] M&S Bank Arena 1.jpg
London Copper Box Arena 2011 7,500[9] Copper Box Arena (geograph 3642114).jpg
The O2 Arena 2007 20,000[10] The O2 Arena, entrance.jpg
The SSE Arena, Wembley 1934 12,500[11] Wembley Arena.jpg
Manchester Manchester Arena 1995 21,000[12] MEN Arena, Manchester.JPG
Milton Keynes Marshall Arena 2014 5,000[13] Stadium MK - geograph.org.uk - 1317470.jpg
Newcastle upon Tyne Utilita Arena 1995 11,400[14] Metroradio Arena, Newcastle.jpg
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 2000 10,000[15] Motorpoint Arena Nottingham for web.jpg
Sheffield FlyDSA Arena 1991 13,600[16] The Sheffield Arena.jpg

Northern Ireland[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Belfast The SSE Arena, Belfast 1999 10,800[17] Odyssey Arena, Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 860741 (cropped).jpg

Scotland[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Aberdeen P&J Live 2019 16,000[18]
Glasgow Braehead Arena 1999 5,200[19] Entrance to Braehead Arena.jpg
Emirates Arena 2012 7,000[20] Emirates Arena 05.jpg
The SSE Hydro 2013 13,000[21] The SSE Hydro (geograph 5420681).jpg

Wales[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 1993 7,500[22] Motorpoint Arena Cardiff (2017).JPG

Under construction / proposed[edit]

City/town Arena Opening Capacity
Bristol YTL Arena Bristol 2022 (proposed) 17,000[23]
Cardiff New Cardiff Bay Arena 2024 (proposed) 15,000[24]
Gateshead Quayside Arena 2023 (proposed) 12,500[25]
London MSG Sphere London TBD 21,500[26]

Former / demolished[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Date closed Capacity Image
Aberdeen BHGE Arena 1985 2019 8,500[27] Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.jpg
London Harringay Arena 1936 1958 13,500
London Arena 1989 2005 15,000 London Arena- C Ford.jpg
Basketball Arena 2011 2012 12,000 Olympic Village, London, 16 April 2012 (1) (cropped).jpg
Water Polo Arena 2011 2012 5,000 Water Polo Arena, 16 April 2012.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Our Brands | Arena Birmingham". www.necgroup.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  3. ^ "Events". Bolton Arena. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  4. ^ "Event and Space hire". www.derbyarena.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  5. ^ "Venue Facilities - Westpoint Exeter - Event & Exhibition Venue in Devon". westpointexeter.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
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  12. ^ "Manchester Arena". SMG Europe. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
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  14. ^ "Utilita Arena". SMG Europe. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
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  16. ^ "Technical Specifications". www.flydsaarena.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
  17. ^ "Venue Hire | SSE Arena Belfast". SSE. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  18. ^ "P&J Live". SMG Europe. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  19. ^ "Hire us". Braehead Arena. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  20. ^ Email, Emirates Arena 1000 London Road Glasgow G40 3HG 0141 287 7000. "Emirates Arena". www.emiratesarena.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  21. ^ "The SSE Hydro | AEG Worldwide". www.aegworldwide.com. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  22. ^ "Technical Information | Motorpoint Arena Cardiff". motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
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  25. ^ "Arts and leisure venue design revealed". BBC News. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  26. ^ "MSG London". MSG LONDON. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  27. ^ AECC.co.uk. "GE Oil and Gas Arena - AECC.co.uk". AECC. Retrieved 2019-06-13.