Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
(formerly known as Cardiff International Arena) is an indoor exhibition centre
and events arena, located in Cardiff
, the capital of Wales
and was opened on 10 September 1993, by Shirley Bassey
, in front of 5,500 fans. It is Cardiff's largest purpose-built exhibition facility.
The arena contains a number of function areas, the largest being the Main Arena. Motorpoint Arena Cardiff has hosted many national and international events, such as concerts, sports and comedy performances.
History, facilities and management
The Cardiff International Arena was opened on 10 September 1993, by Shirley Bassey
, in front of 5,500 fans. On 1 March 2011, the Cardiff International Arena was officially renamed Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, after the Newport
based car sales company bought the naming rights to the Cardiff International Arena for five years in what was called a "a seven-figure investment".
The Main Arena offers 4,500 square metres of exhibition space, and is very versatile, for the number of different events that take place at the Arena. Full capacity can reach 7,500, in a standing layout and 5,000, for a fully-seated event, which is tempting for artists to visit the Arena whilst on their UK tours.
There are over thirty additional areas, including a conference suite (groups of up to 460) and 4 executive boardrooms.
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