History of the Manchester Evening News Arena
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The MEN Arena is the largest indoor concert venue in Europe, with a capacity expandable up to 22,000 people. It is located in the heart of Manchester city centre and, like many of the world?s top arena venues, is situated directly above a main railway station ? in this case, Victoria. The MEN Arena regularly hosts shows by some of the biggest names in rock and pop and, because of its flexible design, can be configured to accommodate sporting events (wrestling and boxing often feature) and other one-off spectaculars (such as Cirque De Soleil and perennial family favourites the Disney On Ice shows) too.
The MEN Arena can lay claim to being the most successful concert venue on the planet, with a string of world-firsts, records and awards to its name. In 2007, the MEN Arena was named as the world?s busiest concert venue for a record fifth year running, having welcomed more fans through its doors than both Madison Square Garden in New York and Wembley Arena in London. The venue has also been the recipient of many industry accolades, the most recent being when it was voted Europe?s Favourite Venue by readers of Total Production International magazine. The MEN arena is Manchester's purpose built stadium that can hold up to 40,000 people. As the biggest permanent venue in Manchester the MEN is usually in use by touring rock bands, big stars and even bigger shows. Occasionally they put on events for the kids and the family