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"Manchester can support two arenas, says developer"

"Oak View Group, the US-based company developing what would be the UK’s largest arena, in Eastlands, said that demand exists for Manchester to support two 20,000-capacity venues.

Speaking at the final public consultation event before a planning application is submitted this month, Mark Donnelly, chief operating officer of Oak View Group, said: “We are confident the market can take two arenas. Manchester is thriving and we what to attract world-class events.

“There are shows out there and Manchester and Greater Manchester is a huge music market. Demand has dropped off, but we want to re-establish Manchester’s position in the local marketplace.”

The venue, which is being designed by Populous, would become the largest indoor arena in the UK overtaking Manchester Arena and the proposed 21,500 MSG Sphere in L..."

Full story...https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/manchester-can-support-two-arenas-says-developer/
 

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impossible to have two in this city:
No tenants sport clubs
competition for each artist who will prefer the more modern of the two.

If this one is built the other will close definitively.
 

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impossible to have two in this city:
No tenants sport clubs
competition for each artist who will prefer the more modern of the two.

If this one is built the other will close definitively.
They would probably close off half the arena at the other one and move the stage halfway in to the centre of the arena so the capacity would then be 10,000 and the crowd would be much close to the stage so the views would be much better.
 

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impossible to have two in this city:

No tenants sport clubs

competition for each artist who will prefer the more modern of the two.



If this one is built the other will close definitively.
I think the owners of the new Arena are banking on winning a war of attrition with the old arena simply because it will be a newer and better facility.
 

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This arena project is over!
economic krach coming will shut half of these useless projects over the world.
it is a stupidity to build two arenas in a city like Manchester!
 

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A planning application for a new 23,500-capacity indoor concert and sports arena next to the Etihad Stadium has been formally submitted.

Oak View Group claim it could be worth over half a billion pounds to Manchester's economy over a 20 year period.

 

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Contractor confirmed for new 23,500-capacity arena next to Etihad Stadium

BAM has been confirmed as the contractor for a new 23,500-capacity arena in Manchester.

The venue would be the largest arena in the UK, bringing £350m private direct investment into the city and significant economic benefit.

The appointment of a contractor follows an announcement last week that Oak View Group (OVG) – the US based global sports and entertainment company founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015 – had submitted formal plans for the arena to be built in the Eastlands area of Manchester, next to Etihad Stadium.

The project is expected to create around 3,500 jobs during construction and over 1,000 new jobs once it is up and running.

Subject to successful planning approval, it would take three years to build and could host its first events as early as 2023 OVG has said.

OVG also announced Populous as the principal architect and designer of the new venue while BuroHappold, ME Engineers, Vanguardia, Turner & Townsend and Deloitte will make up the project team that will deliver the scheme.

 

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Why Manchester is 'absolutely' ready for a second arena

OVG's Mark Donnelly answers readers’ questions on what a second arena would mean for Manchester

As you can imagine, before making a very substantial private investment we have to be sure that the demand is there to justify the £350 million risk we're taking by committing to build one of the world's best venues in Manchester.

Our detailed, published analysis from independent experts, including PWC and Ekosgen, looked at all aspects of the market.

It clearly shows that the UK arena market has grown consistently and is forecast to do so for the long-term. It proves that two arenas in Manchester can thrive.

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for every country, business, and individual.

However, we're so confident that the impact on the live entertainment sector will be short-term that we’re proceeding with our £350m investment as planned.

 

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Oak View Group (OVG) has stepped up its mission to deliver a new 23,500-capacity arena to Manchester by releasing new research which it claims reaffirms the “latent demand” for a second major arena in the English city.

OVG is planning a new arena on a site at the Etihad Campus, which houses Etihad Stadium, home of Premier League football club Manchester City. OVG said the new findings from Amion Consulting and The Audience Agency, which are included in a large additional submission of information to the planning authorities, boosts its plans.

OVG claims the findings support the planning submission, which is based on a business case that Manchester has the potential to support a new arena without undermining the growth potential of the existing Manchester Arena.

The research also details that a second arena will benefit the whole of Manchester and in particular businesses in the city centre, where the majority of eventgoers from both arenas will continue to stay, eat, drink, and shop.

 

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Plans for a new £350m arena near the Etihad Stadium are in with the council - and are recommended for approval.

The massive proposal will be discussed by town hall planning bosses next week.

Councillors have been recommended by planning officers to approve the 23,500-capacity venue proposed by the Oak View Group (OVG), which would become the largest in the UK.

The US sports and entertainment company hopes the area will become the best in Europe, boasting a ‘world class’ live experience for music and sports fans.

 
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