|Location||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Arena Birmingham, formerly known as The Barclaycard Arena and the National Indoor Arena, is the largest indoor sporting arena as well as an entertainment venue in Birmingham, established in 1991. The stadium has both permanent and temporary seating facilities. It was inaugurated by Linford Christie who was an athlete by profession. At present, it is managed by NEC Group. The renovation that included new pre-show hospitality elements, a new glazed facade, three "sky needle" light sculptures and a showpiece entrance of the arena was started in 2012 that took around two years to complete. The renovation's designs were made by Broadway Malyan and constructed by Royal BAM Group. It hosts a variety of events including concerts with performances of celebrities (such as Michael Flatley, Mariah Carey), business conferences, and exhibitions.
In 2019, ticket sales of the arena were 530,597, the 4th highest in the United Kingdom. On 16 January 2020, it was declared that from April 15, 2020, the name of the arena would be changed to Utilita Arena Birmingham.
National Indoor Arena (October 4, 1991 – December 1, 2014)
Barclaycard Arena (December 2, 2014 – August 31, 2017)
Arena Birmingham (September 1, 2017 – April 14, 2020)