Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
(originally Sheffield Arena
and formally Hallam FM Arena
) is an arena
, England. It is situated near Rotherham
City Centre, Attercliffe
and the Centertainment
and is the premier concert venue for Yorkshire
The arena opened as Sheffield Arena and was renamed Hallam FM Arena, but returned to its original name as of 1 November 2007. On 9 August 2010, Sheffield Arena was officially renamed Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, after the Derby
based car sales company invested £1 million to rename the venue.
It is well known for hosting big name concerts and sporting events.
Construction and opening
Constructed at a cost of £
34 million, it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II
on 30 May 1991.
The first concert took place that evening, Paul Simon
playing as part of his "Born At The Right Time" tour. The Arena then took on the role of Gymnastics Hall for the 1991 World Student Games which were held in the city and which prompted the investment in, and development of, both the arena and nearby Don Valley Stadium
Around 7 million people have attended events at the arena since it opened. It has a maximum capacity of 13,500.
The arena has played host over the years to the biggest music artists in the world including Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper,... Read More