- Odyssey Arena
Odyssey Arena Location Belfast, Northern Ireland Broke ground 1999 Capacity Concerts: up to 14,000
Sports: up to 11,400
Website odysseyarena.com Tenants Belfast Giants (EIHL) (2000–present)
The Odyssey Arena is a large sports and entertainment centre situated in Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was jointly funded by the Millennium Commission, the Laganside Corporation, the DCAL, the Sheridan Group and the Sports Council for Northern Ireland. The Arena opened in 2000 with the Pavilion later opening in 2001. The Odyssey Arena celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010. The Odyssey is quoted to have cost £120 million on completion.
Since opening, the Odyssey Arena has hosted some of the world's best known bands and artists from around the world. Here are some of the artists that are scheduled to perform at the venue in the near future:
Date Event/Artist Notes 19 November 2011 AMA Supercross Championship Future West Supercross Championship 21 November 2011 Jason Manford Off We Go Tour 2 December 2011 Bill Bailey Dandelion Mind 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 December 2011 Brendan O'Carroll
Mrs. Brown's Boys
Good Mourning Mrs Brown 18 December 2011 The Saturdays All Fired Up tour 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2012 Snow Patrol 28th January 2012 Flash Harry & The Ulster Orchestra 3rd February 2012 Van Morrison 23rd February 2012 Premier League Darts 2012 6th March 2012 Jason Derulo Future History Tour 9th March 2012 X Factor Live Tour 2012 13th April 2012 WWE Smackdown Wrestlemania Revenge Tour 3rd May 2012 Example Playing In The Shadows Tour 2nd November 2012 John Bishop 16th December 2012 Katherine Jenkins
It's also hosted Premier League Darts the last three years.
As well as these high-profile sporting events, the Odyssey Arena has also hosted concerts by some of the best-selling music artists in the world and it's also home of the Belfast Giants.
The Odyssey was short-listed for 'International Large Venue of the Year' (Outside of North America) in the 2005 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, making it one of the top six major concert venues in the world.
The complex features:
- The Odyssey Arena – Northern Ireland's biggest indoor arena, with a capacity of 14,000 for concerts, hosts concerts and sporting events such as Belfast Giants games.
- W5 – stands for "Who, What, Where, When, Why". W5 is an award winning science exhibition centre demonstrating the powers of science.
- The Odyssey Pavilion – contains Bars: Rockies Sports Bar, Chic Shed Bar. Restaurants: Soda Joes, Pizza Hut, Indian Ocean, The Streat, Red Panda, La Tasca. Nightclubs: Box Nightclub, Beach Club, Precious Nightclub. The Odyssey Bowl and Odyssey Cinemas (formerly Storm cinema, Vue) 12–screen multiplex.
- A Sheridan IMAX operated in the complex from 2000 until 2007, with its former location remaining vacant as of 2011.
In October 2009, The Odyssey Trust sought planning permission for a £100 m extension plan. The plans include 800 residential units, two hotels, a promenade, shops, additional leisure facilities and a multi-storey car park. As to date no work has been carried out on the extension plan.
On 2 March 2011, MTV announced it would be hosting its annual European Music Awards in The Odyssey Arena. The event took place on Sunday 6 November. It was the first time the event had been hosted in Northern Ireland, and Belfast was the smallest host city in the EMA's history. It was also named MTV'S most successful EMA awards show.
Indoor arenas in the United Kingdom by capacityManchester Evening News Arena (21,000) · The O2 Arena (20,000) · Earls Court Exhibition Centre (19,000) · LG Arena (16,000) · Odyssey Arena (14,000) · Motorpoint Arena Sheffield (13,500) · National Indoor Arena (13,000) · Manchester Central (12,500) · SECC (12,500) · Wembley Arena (12,500) · Echo Arena Liverpool (11,000) · Metro Radio Arena (11,000) · Capital FM Arena Nottingham (10,000) · AECC (10,000) · Motorpoint Arena Cardiff (7,500) Main venues Secondary venues Former venues
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