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Arena Birmingham

Arena Birmingham

Situated in the heart of the UK, Arena Birmingham* is one of the busiest, large-scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in the world.

Opened by Olympic Gold Medallist and former World 100m Champion, Linford Christie OBE, on 4 October 1991, the multi-purpose venue was conceived to be the premier destination for indoor sporting events in the UK.  It has gone on to host more world championships than any other arena in Europe, and more than 30 different sports events in its history, including multiple global events such as the Indoor Grand Prix and the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2003.

The 15,800 capacity venue now also welcomes a wide variety of music, comedy, theatre and family entertainment events, with the £26million redevelopment in 2014 considerably improving the athlete, artist and fan experience; it now boasts an additional 6000m² of pre/post show space, a variety of food and drink options, state of the art seating and refurbished backstage area, to ensure the venue continues to provide a best-in-class customer experience. 
 
Arena Birmingham is extremely accessible and gives visitors the option to travel by car, bus and train. It has over 2,000 car parking spaces, is close to several other central car parks and is situated in close proximity to three train stations and numerous central bus routes. It is one of Birmingham’s most iconic venues and generates £150 million in economic benefit.

*Arena Birmingham is also known as the Barclaycard Arena and was previously known as the National Indoor Arena