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Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Ranked #20 of 128 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is one of the UK's top entertainment venues. Our 10,000 seat Arena hosts the cream of live music, comedy, shows & sporting events in the Midlands.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Always used to visit the venue and spend some time in the t&d's bar and enjoy seeing friendly bar staff especially June, however shocked to hear that she is no longer there

Thank CaseyH H
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've just been with the family to the Ice centre to watch Ice Hockey. The family are from Nottingham and are big fans of the local team, the Nottingham Panthers. We've been here lots of times so thought it was about time I wrote a review about the place.

What I like about coming here for the Ice Hockey is that fans can sit with each other and there is no animosity. It is very much a family atmosphere and swearing and too much drinking are not encouraged. In fact, you can get thrown out if you cause too much of a disturbance. The arena is used to lots of activities, from boxing matches to pop concerts, but we like coming for the Ice Hockey.

The venue is in the centre of Nottingham and there are very good transport links. If you book tickets on line and have them with you, rather than collect them from the door, you can get cheap buses to the front door. There is ample parking near the venue, but much of it is NCP so be prepared to pay for it. However, getting tickets is easy on line and you can print them out or collect them from the venue on the day for no extra charge, but check out that last bit.

There are the usual burgers and fries and soft drinks etc at the venue as well as alcohol. The staff are friendly and the matches are very well supported. You can get tickets but don't really bother turning up on the day expecting to buy them as all matches are usually sold out well in advance. TIckets are not expensive and there are reductions for juniors. We paid £45 for 2 adults and a child under 13. There are three types of tickets, gold silver and bronze. Wherever you sit you will get a good views of the action.

The atmosphere inside is brilliant if you're a home supporter but there is a separate area for away fans and their views are always well respected. Fans from each side will mingle during the intervals too and I have never seen bad words said between them. There are facilities for people with wheelchairs, who have a separate seating area which gives a good view of the whole rink.

As for the game tonight, the Panthers were playing the Sheffield Steelers. Panthers won all before them last year so were heavy favourites to win. The game was pretty even at one goal each until the last period, when Panthers scored 5 times and ran away with the game. Ice Hockey is great if you like that sort of thing and there was plenty of action for the fans. I've never seen so many power plays in one game and it did get a bit rough at times with a couple of players being sent off for long periods for "unnecessary roughness" which in layman's terms meant fighting. Now normally I would watch boxing if I wanted to see a good fight but Ice Hockey is a contact sport so people are going to get hurt at times.

Anyway, in summary, the Ice Centre is a great venue for Ice Hockey. Fans are well treated, it's a great atmosphere and you will have a god time. Chuck in a few goals and some well intentioned music in the intervals and you have all the ingredients for a great night out for the family. Just check the website for the fixture list and book your tickets early as seats go fast.

Thank helenandpaul13
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Went to see Micky Flanagan here 16/11/13. It was my first time here and my last!

The show was brilliant. Location is great and easy to get to, the seats we had booked were very good. The staff at the venue were helpful and professional. It was the ambient temperature of the venue that was the big problem.

During the first part of the show, you could feel it getting hotter and hotter and it was very uncomfortable by the time the interval arrived. Whilst it must have contributed hugely to their profits on the night, the sales of cold drinks and ice cream must have been through the roof, it did not make for a comfortable experience.

A rather cynical view I know, but it felt like it was a selling ploy on behalf of the venue....because after the interval the temperature became cooler and was far more pleasant.

Thank Herfie
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Went last night with my lad to watch WWE wrestling the venue is great cause your not to far away from the ring wherever you sit. The only thing that let's this place down is the price of food it's stupid I had 1 cup of tea £2 (don't mind that) but £3.50 for a bag of wine gums which are a £1 in Asda told them to take them back wasn't paying that price

Thank Neil0255
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

the show was absolutely fantastic and mind blowing what the artists managed to perform in a small arena
the performers were amazing especially the clowns we were entertained five star performance
you never knew what was coming next and then more

Thank rbona
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