The Arena in the Attercliffe area of Sheffield hosts the worlds most legendary musical superstars & the world's biggest sporting greats, from trophy winning Sheffield Steelers to boxing world title fights and music performers like Katy Perry and Oasis. The Arena has also hosted some more unusual events, from the likes of Cybermen marching through the audience at Doctor Who The Live Tour to 20 life-sized dinosaurs the largest of which the Brachiosaurus, was 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail & weighing in at 1.6 tons roaming the Arena floor in Walking With Dinosaurs.
The Arena was built to host the World Student Games and was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 30th May 1991. The Arena can accommodate audiences from a theatre style 3,500 up to a 13,600 capacity making it the regions biggest capacity indoor Arena. In the summer of 2013 the venue underwent a multi-million pound investment and now has a new roof, doors, seats, lighting, catering & toilet facilities.