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  • Manchester Arena celebrates 20th yaer

    Jan 15th, 2015

    Manchester Arena celebrates 20th anniversary year   Manchester’s biggest live entertainment venue will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations the venue will draw on its standing within the city’s rich musical history and be renamed… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena in the top 3 in the world

    Dec 24th, 2014

    Manchester Arena places in billboard’s top 3 2014 international arenas   Manchester Arena (formerly Phones 4u Arena, Manchester) has been officially recognised as the third busiest venue in the world during 2014. The findings, announced this week by music industry… Read more…

  • SMG named preferred bidder for new Bristol Arena

    Dec 3rd, 2014

    SMG Named Preferred Bidder For New Bristol Arena   Bristol Arena has moved a significant step closer with the announcement that the UK’s largest arena operator SMG, in partnership with Live Nation, has been named as preferred bidder to operate the 12,000… Read more…

  • John Sharkey appointed EVP European Operations

    Sep 26th, 2014

    John Sharkey appointed Executive Vice President, European Operations   SMG President & CEO, Wes Westley, today announced that John Sharkey will become Executive Vice President, European Operations, effective 6th October 2014. He will assume responsibility for SMG’s existing business operations… Read more…

  • first direct Arena – “best new venue in the world”

    Jun 5th, 2014

    first direct Arena named best new venue in the world   The first direct arena in Leeds, operated by SMG Europe has been awarded the prestigious title of new venue of the year at the Stadium Business Awards in London…. Read more…

  • SMG Europe partners with the NAA

    May 6th, 2014

    SMG Europe partners with the National Arenas Association   The NAA (National Arenas Association) has welcomed SMG Europe’s flagship UK arenas as members of its organisation. SMG, the UK’s biggest arena operator, will now bring all of its major venues… Read more…

  • Mercedes Benz Superdome wins prestigious award

    Jun 10th, 2013

    Mercedes Benz Superdome crowned Venue Of The Year at 2013 Stadium Business Awards   The New Orleans venue beat off strong competition from across the globe to lift the coveted prize, including London’s Olympic and Wembley Stadiums plus New York’s… Read more…

  • SPOTY to take place in Leeds

    May 10th, 2013

    BBC Sports Personality Of The Year to take place in Leeds   An anticipated crowd of more than 12,000 fans, including members of the public, will witness the star-studded event on Sunday 15 December 2013. The 60th anniversary of the… Read more…

  • SMG announces partnership with first direct

    May 10th, 2013

    SMG announces partnership with worldwide financial organisation for new Leeds venue   One of the largest international banking and financial services organisations in the world has today announced a five year sponsorship deal with SMG Europe. first direct, part of… Read more…

  • Just what The Boss ordered

    Feb 19th, 2013

    Leeds Arena – just what The Boss ordered   The management team at Leeds Arena has revealed today that, ahead of the SMG operated venue’s official opening this September, heartland rock hero and world-famous music veteran Bruce Springsteen has made… Read more…

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