List of indoor arenas in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of all indoor arenas in the United Kingdom with a capacity of at least 3,500, regardless of usage.

Constructed[edit]

England[edit]

City/town Arena/theatre Date built Capacity Image
Birmingham Genting Arena 1980 16,000[1] Lgarena.jpg
Barclaycard Arena 1991 14,150[2] NIA Barclaycard Birmingham.jpg
National Exhibition Centre 1976 186,000sqm, 20 Halls[3] National Exhibition Centre main entrance.jpg
International Convention Centre 1991 8,550[4] International Convention Centre, Birmingham - geograph.org.uk - 1034916.jpg
Bolton Bolton Arena 2001 6,000 Bolton Arena, Entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1221257.jpg
Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre 1984 6,500 Bournemouth International Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1088760.jpg
Brighton Brighton Centre 1977 5,000 Brighton Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1582527.jpg
Coventry Ericsson Exhibition Hall 2005 7,000 WTC Jez Sutton jez-15.jpg
Derby Derby Arena 2015 5,000 Frontage of Derby Velodrome at Pride Park, Derby, England.JPG
Exeter Westpoint Arena 1995 7,500 Westpoint Building, Devon County Showground - geograph.org.uk - 1746013.jpg
Hull Hull Arena 1988[5] 3,750[6] Ice Arena, Kingston St, Hull - geograph.org.uk - 258656.jpg
Leeds First Direct Arena 2013 13,500 Leeds First Direct Arena.jpeg
Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool 2008 11,000 Echo Arena Liverpool at night.jpg
London Copper Box 2011 7,000 Copper Box Arena (geograph 3642114).jpg
Olympia 1885 8,000 Kensington Olympia exhibition centre from station.jpg
The O2 Arena 2007 20,000[7] The O2 Arena, entrance.jpg
The SSE Arena, Wembley 1934 12,500 Wembley Arena.jpg
Manchester Manchester Central 1986 12,500 Manchester Central 2.jpg
O2 Apollo Manchester 1938 3,500 O2 Apollo, Manchester.jpg
Manchester Arena 1995 21,000 MEN Arena, Manchester.JPG
Milton Keynes Arena:MK 2014 5,000 Stadium MK - geograph.org.uk - 1317470.jpg
Newcastle upon Tyne Metro Radio Arena 1995 11,000 Metroradio Arena, Newcastle.jpg
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 2000 10,800 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham for web.jpg
Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions 1991 4,000 Plymouth , Plymouth Pavilions - geograph.org.uk - 1185267.jpg
Sheffield Sheffield Arena 1991 13,500[8] The Sheffield Arena.jpg

Northern Ireland[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Belfast The SSE Arena, Belfast 1999 10,000[9] Odyssey Arena, Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 860741 (cropped).jpg
The King's Hall 2012 7,800 The King's Hall Pavilions.jpg

Scotland[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre 1985 8,500 Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.jpg
Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre 1960 12,000
Glasgow Braehead Arena 1999 5,200 Entrance to Braehead Arena.jpg
Emirates Arena 2012 8,000 Emirates Arena 05.jpg
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 1985 12,500 Wfm secc front.jpg
The SSE Hydro 2013 13,000 The SSE Hydro Glasgow Scotland UK 12281460043 o.jpg

Wales[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 1993 7,500 Cropped image of Motorpoint Arena (June 2014).JPG

Under construction / proposed[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity
Bristol Bristol Arena 2020 (proposed) 12,000
Hull TBD TBD 3,500[10]
Swansea TBD 2018 (proposed) 4,000[11]

Former / demolished[edit]

City/town Arena Date built Capacity Image
London Earls Court Exhibition Centre 1935 19,000 Earls Court Exhibition Centre.jpg
Harringay Arena 1936 13,500
London Arena 1989 15,000 London Arena- C Ford.jpg
Earls Court Two 1991 10,750 Outside Earls Court.jpg
Basketball Arena 2011 12,000 Olympic Village, London, 16 April 2012 (1) (cropped).jpg
Water Polo Arena 2011 5,000 Water Polo Arena, 16 April 2012.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The LG Factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "The NIA Factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "The NEC Factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "The ICC Factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hull in Print - News: Hull Arena comes of age", http://static.hullcc.gov.uk/hullinprint/archive/november2009/hull_arena.php, Retrieved 22 September 2011
  6. ^ "Technical facilities at Hull", hullcc.gov.uk, Retrieved 22 September 2011, http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,100282&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  7. ^ "The O2 - Music Events". The O2. Retrieved 5 July 2011. This stunning 20,000 capacity venue is already attracting the most sought after names in music 
  8. ^ http://www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk/arena-information/technical-specifications/#_seating-capacity
  9. ^ http://www.ssearenabelfast.com
  10. ^ "Hull Venue concert and conference centre APPROVED by council". 2016-03-02. 
  11. ^ "New 4,000-seat arena for Swansea a step closer". 2016-06-22. Retrieved 2016-06-23.