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Manchester Arena (Formerly Phones 4u Arena)

Situated in the north of the city centre, this 21, 000 capacity venue is one of the busiest and largest in Europe hosting over 130 events a year. The venue itself is on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street and is attached to Manchester Victoria Railway and Metrolink Tram Station. Known previously as the NYNEX, Manchester Evening News Arena and Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester Arena celebrated its 20th birthday in 2015.

Manchester Arena hosts a variety of music and sporting events such as ice hockey and boxing. All the iconic rock and pop artists of the era from The Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls have headlined to crowds of thousands. Likewise the venue is a must stop on the tour of all the top stand up comedians. Peter Kays record breaking Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour sold over 1.2 million tickets.

Located in the heart of the city centre, Manchester Arena is easily accessible from Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport. Trains run regularly into Manchester City Centre. The Arena is 11 miles from the hotel by car taking approximately 25-35minutes. A taxi journey would cost in the region of £20-£25 and can be pre booked via reception.

In addition Metrolink trams run from Manchester Airport Station into Manchester every 12 minutes during the day time, it’s easy for guests to hop on a tram with one change to Manchester Victoria station, which is attached to Manchester Arena.