Rendering of the master plan for Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C., expansion.

The $115-million Leeds Arena in England, opening in 2013, is all about concerts and comedy.

“To be quite honest, the English model is not indoor sports, it’s concerts,” said John Sutherland, SMG Europe, who will oversee management of the new arena. The 13,500 seats in Leeds Arena will face the stage, and while the venue could host boxing or even basketball, its bread and butter will be a ...


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