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Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Sheffield Motorpoint Arena has hosted some of the most famous acts and stunning spectacles in the last quarter of a century, and as the biggest arena in the region, there’s always something there to entertain and enthral.

Originally built to host the World Student Games in 1991 and home to the Steelers ice hockey club, the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena is the region’s biggest indoor venue with a huge capacity of over 13,000 people.

Found between Sheffield city centre and Rotherham and conveniently close to the M1 motorway, it’s the perfect spot to catch a show or see your favourite band, and take in the sights in the surrounding area while you’re visiting.

The arena has hosted everything from boxing world titles to Batman Live, an exhibition of scale perfect dinosaurs, right through to Les Miserables and Madam Butterfly. For music fans, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena represents one of the top venues in the north, with past acts including Oasis, who played their first arena gig within its walls, Katy Perry and Usher.

Exploring the area

Sheffield Motorpoint Arena has plenty of fast food outlets on site making it the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat when visiting, and here’s a whole range of eateries a short walk away, from Bella Italia to Nandos.

Further afield, there are lots of options for those looking to explore the sights, attractions and restaurants. Meadowhall shopping centre is just a short drive away, and the ideal destination for an indulgent shopping spree or for a relaxed afternoon dipping into the various cafés there. A lazy afternoon can be spent in Sheffield’s stunning Winter Garden, the largest temperate greenhouse in the UK, or a trip to the city’s stunning 19th-century Botanical Gardens.

For those looking to stay in a hotel near to Sheffield Motorpoint Arena there’s plenty of options from the Ibis Budget Sheffield to the Premier Inn. A short trip away, more luxurious places include the Mecure Sheffield, the Leopold Hotel and the Hilton Sheffield.

There’s plenty to see in and around the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, so whatever your reason for making the trip across to the city, make sure to check out what’s on at the biggest arena in the region.

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