Plans call for a capacity of 23,500 for the arena, which would be set to open in 2023. (Courtesy Oak View Group) New $450 million arena envisioned next to Etihad Stadium Oak View Group has confirmed that it will submit a planning application for a new 350 million pound ($450 million) arena in Manchester in the coming weeks. Subject to planning approval, the new venue is planned for a capacity of up to 23,500 and would take three years to build, with the first events planned to be held in 2023. Situated next to Etihad Stadium, the home of the Premier League’s Manchester City soccer club, it would be the biggest indoor arena in Britain, overtaking the nearby Manchester Arena and London’s O2 Arena, which both have a capacity of 21,000 (although Metallica cracked the O2’s attendance record when 22,211 guests saw its 2017 show there, thanks to the band’s […]
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