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“once in a lifetime”
Review of Manchester Arena

Manchester Arena
Ranked #21 of 189 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe. Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay. In addition to live music, we've also staged some of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar including several 2002 Commonwealth Games' events, the 2012 Olympic basketball warm-up match between team USA and GB, the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships and international boxing bouts by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe and local champions Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan. We've also played a key part in Manchester's rich musical heritage with historic shows by local bands Take That, Oasis, Elbow, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, M People, Doves, The Inspiral Carpets, The Verve, Simply Red and The Courteeners. Attracting over one million visitors each year, the 21,000 capacity Arena is a former winner of the industry's prestigious International Venue of the Year award.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“once in a lifetime”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

I went to see the concert once in a lifetime staring smokey,Leo Sayer,Hot Chocolate and David Cassidy. it was a great show until David Cassidy came on stage. he was total rubbish and would not go and see him again so I hope next time that concert is on there will be someone else instead of David Cassidy he was that bad that people was walking out in discuss so if anyone is going to see the show then please make sure David Cassidy isnt on the same bill

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent position”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

I live about 5 miles from Arena it gives local Manchester people a chance to see the best of the best and not have to travel. Vision is usually good wherever you sit.

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“David Cassidy, Leo sayer, Hot Chocolate and Smokie Concert 10.11.12”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Was really looking forward to this, the organisers should have put Hot Chocolate as the main act last night, or put them on for longer, David Cassidy totally ruined the night. People started to walk out after him being on stage for 5 minutes. We follwed suit after a further 10 mins.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“I'M GLAD WE HAVE IT BUT...”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

It's good to have as it gets the big acts- I've seen Dylan Clapton Sting Steve Coogan also events like the Soccer Sixes, but at gigs you can lose the intimacy a smaller venue has and some seats are uncomfortable.

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wigan lancs
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“excellent venue”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

easy access good local parking facilities accoustics very good - drinks are reasonably priced -- no problems leaving the venue

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