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“Brilliant Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The SSE Arena, Belfast

The SSE Arena, Belfast
2 Queen's Quay, Belfast BT3 9QQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9076 6000
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Ranked #51 of 195 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: The SSE Arena, Belfast opened in December 2000 as part of Northern Ireland's landmark Millennium project. This world-class arena can stage a number of sporting events with an Olympic sized Ice pad and is home to the Belfast Giants professional Ice Hockey team. With a 200m hydraulically built athletics track built around the ice pad, we can host indoor athletics events. Other sports include Basketball, Boxing, Arenacross, Darts and wrestling. Not only providing a multitude of sports, the Arena can attract international stars from the world of pop, rock, hip-hop and classical music. Artists include Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Rihanna and Beyonce to name but a few. The Arena has seating capacities from 2,500 for an intimate theatre format up to as much as 10,800 for full concert setting. Another string to the bow is the Arena's capacity to host a number of conferences and exhibitions. With over 3700m² pillar free floor space and a 22m free ceiling height, along with a registration area in the front foyer many exhibitions have proved a great success. With the addition of comedy shows and family shows such as Disney On Ice and musical/dance shows such as Riverdance, we can provide a plethora of entertainment and enjoyment to the people of Northern Ireland and beyond! The SSE Arena, Belfast provides an outstanding location for first class Corporate Hospitality to businesses in Northern Ireland. The Arena possesses 24 Corporate Hospitality suites comprising of 20 x 12 seated suites and 4 x 28 seated suites along with a 64 seated luxury lounge facility.
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“Brilliant Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a great venue to watch a comedy show, plenty of chain resteraunts, and a couple of independat eateries. Bit more expensive than the city centre, but what do you expect for a tourist destination!

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Went to see a concert here, I found it to be a great venue and would really recommend it! The sound was great and there is no obstructed viewing. I would love to come back some day and see it being used for an ice hockey match! The only recommendation I would make would be better arrangements for parking as on the nght I arrived there was a long tailback of cars waiting to park

Visited June 2012
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Belfast, Ireland
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“Belfast's Premier Concert Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Most of Belfast's concerts are held here at the Odyssey. Has loads of reataurants, a cinema on the upper floor and educational/amusement provision for children.

Visited May 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Great cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We went last week to one of the many great cinemas in the Odyssey where the seats are very comfortable and the screens very large. The sound systems are awesome and it's a great place to spend an evening

Visited September 2012
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“ice hockey, awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Went to see the Belfast giants here, my first ice hockey game, fantastic. Great atmosphere, well organised, never a dull moment! We'll be back.

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