Capacity: up to 21,000 Opened: June 1995
The MEN Arena is the largest indoor arena in Europe
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If travelling by car, the Manchester Evening News Arena is situated on the A56, 3 miles from Junction 17 of the M62.
Manchester Evening News Arena and Piccadilly rail station is only a short Metrolink ride to Victoria Metrolink tram stop. Manchester's excellent Metrolink systems passes right by the Manchester Evening News Arena, stopping at Victoria.
Capacity: up to 12,500 Opened: August 1985
It has 22,355 m2 of flexible space in five main exhibition halls
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Situated just off junction 19 of the M8 motorway, the SECC is within five minutes drive of the city centre and 15 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.
Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London. Glasgow's Central Station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street Station serves central and northern Scotland. Once you're in Glasgow, your journey right to our front door can be completed by train. Trains run to the SECC from the city centre with a journey time of just three minutes.
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Capacity: up to 5,000 Opened: September 1993
Cardiff's largest purpose-built exhibition facility
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Approach Cardiff on the M4, leave at Junction 29 follow signs for A48 (M) Cardiff. Continue on A48 (M) until exit signed Docks Cardiff East A4161 take this and stay in the left hand lane. At next roundabout turn right for City Centre along A4161 Newport Road. For approximately 3-4 miles, travel straight on. Under railway bridge, turn left at this set of lights, past Queen Street Railway Station on left to next set of traffic lights.
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is 4 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Bus and Rail Stations. Paddington, London to Cardiff is just 2 hours via Intercity, with trains departing hourly. Direct rail and coach services available from Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and the South East.
Capital FM Arena Nottingham
Capacity: up to 10,000 Opened: 2000
Nickname: "The Barn”
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Easily accessible by a good road network
Nottingham Train Station is 0.7 miles from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham.
Echo Arena Liverpool
Capacity: up to 10,000 Opened: January 2008
Echo Arena Liverpool is the eleventh largest arena in the United Kingdom.
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For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. ACC Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North - Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. ACC Liverpool’s car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. We offer a flat fee of £5 for parking for all Echo Arena event nights. Alternative car parking is shown on the downloadable map located in 'related stuff'.
From the South - Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for the Albert Dock. ACC Liverpool’s car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. Alternative car parking is shown on the downloadable map located under 'related stuff'.
From the south - Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Capacity: up to 12,700 Opened: October 1991
When opened in 1991, as the largest indoor arena at the time in the UK.
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Driving Here The NIA is situated in Birmingham city centre; its central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network. Visitors from any direction can travel to The NIA using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.
The NIA is best served by New Street Station and Five Ways Station, which are both a short distance from the venue.
Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
Capacity: up to 11,000 Opened: November 1995
Construction cost £10m
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The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is only 3 minutes from the A1 North - South route. Take the A184 signposted 'City Centre', then follow the A189 over the Redheugh Bridge. When in the vicinity of the Arena, follow the signs to the appropriate car parks.
Metroradio Arena Newcastle is situated 0.4 miles from the Newcastle Central Rail Station.
The 02 Arena
Capacity: up to 20,000 Opened: June 2007
Second largest arena in the UK
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The M25 (London orbital), the A2/A20 (from the South East) and the M11 (from the North) all offer good access and The O2 is clearly signposted.
Charlton mainline station is just a short ride on either a 486, 472 or 161 bus from North Greenwich underground station. All these buses start their route from North Greenwich underground so there is no confusion as to which way to go! Southeastern runs services to Charlton train station. Turn left out of the station and catch 486, 472 or N472 buses to North Greenwich, taking you approximately 10 mins to reach the front door of The O2.