|Location:||Manchester, United Kingdom|
Located in Manchester, England, the Manchester Arena is one of the busiest indoor arenas in the world. It is situated in air rights space above Manchester Victoria station and hosts both sports events and music concerts. The venue was opened on 15th July 1995 and is owned by Mansford (a private equity real estate firm). It is one of the first stadiums in Europe to be built with a 360°seating layout. The arena was initially called the Manchester Evening News Arena, but the name was changed to Manchester Arena in 2015.