Manchester Arena, Manchester

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Also known as the Manchester Arena, Manchester Arena was the world's third busiest arena in 2008. The arena hosts both sports and entertainment events, with crowds of over 21,000 often filling the seats. Even boxing and swimming can be staged in the arena's facilities. The arena has been used for the Commonwealth Games. The arena is connected to the Manchester Victoria train station, so it is easy to get to. Plenty of food stalls offer options to keep up your strength up during the big game. With our international travel planner, Manchester attractions like Manchester Arena can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Booked tickets for day 2 of the test match between England and West Indies, 18th Aug 2017. Paid £157 for 2 tickets, not having been to Edgbaston before expected these to be in premium stand position. ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Massive place. Unless you can afford the decent seats it's a waste of money to sit in the outer reaches...artists are just a blurr. ..sound system works well enough...no problem hearing the music/lyri...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    happened upon this place by chance and really enjoyed the whole gig. pity about the tragedy that happened after  more »
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  • Awful. We saw take that (who were amazing), however there were 4 middle aged women sat behind us who were clearly very intoxicated. When the row in front of us stood up as take that began, naturally myself and my friend stood up too (it's a concert, it's what the audience does). The women behind us began yelling at us to sit down, as they couldn't see. We explained that the row in front were stood, so we were stood also as we wouldnt be able to see otherwise (my friend is only 5'2"). They tugged at our clothing and tried to push us down into our seats. We fetched a steward, who warned the ladies that we were entitled to stand, as per their policy. This calmed things for 30 seconds. One of the women then grabbed my friend by the shirt, and said that if we didn't sit down we would "get a foot to the face". We fetched a steward again, who moved us for our own safety to different seats that were further away from the stage and were not what we had paid for. Meanwhile, the ladies who had abused us were able to stay where they were. I was devastated to have paid such a lot of money to see my favourite band, only to have to miss half of it to be moved seats. I really feel that perhaps the ladies who were drunk and aggressive should have been moved. I have lodged a complaint, however have not yet received a response.
  • If I have ever felt safe and welcome at an arena, this was the place. Great service, if you are going through the elite services or through the normal entrance process, they make you feel welcome. And there is a huge concession area, so you are never short of confectionery and beverages!
  • Great venue the place is massive but could be a little more going on like at the o2 maybe? Just the train station offices and the arena. They do now have go carting under the arena must try that out..
  • The arena is really easy to access and exit by car but also situated right next to the railway station. Five minutes walk and you are in the Triangle for great food. We like the layout and sound in this arena compared to our own arena in Leeds. Lots of local mini car parks available within a short distance. Our only problem going home to Leeds the sat nav always wants to take us down a dead end which leads into a precinct infront of a building so watch out for that!
  • Great entertainment venue with a wide range of performances taking place here. Good transport links with a large car park and train station.

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Some of Manchester's finest hotels are located near the city center. Staying there will keep you close to all of the city's main attractions, as well as its main road and rail networks. Manchester's centrally located hotels boast modern rooms, good food, and friendly staff. From there you can easily explore Manchester's famous pubs, rooftop bars, and restaurants. For a more leisurely and quiet experience of the city, venture farther away from the central areas. There you can explore a world of relatively inexpensive boutique hotels and self-catering apartments, especially convenient for visitors using Manchester as a base for exploring northern England and North Wales. 
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