Just been reading some other reviews of the arena and would like to begin mine by pointing out that it's a review of the venue not of any individual show or performance. I have been to many concert venues and as a Leeds resident I am delighted that we finally have such a venue in the city. I have been several times already and although there have been events or artistes that didn't interest me I am impressed by the diversity of entertainment offered in the few short months since the arena opened. In these times of austerity it's great to see the "arena quarter" packed on week nights!
The arena itself is well designed offering good views and excellent acoustics. It is centrally located which means that there are lots of places close by for a drink bite to eat or overnight stay. There is a car park nearby but personally to avoid queuing I use public transport. The arena is ideally situated being within the city centre itself.
Facilities within the arena are much the same as other venues. There are several bars - a minor gripe would be that service can be slow - and also drinks are expensive. However the staff are friendly and helpful.
The arena is not the biggest with a capacity of 13,000 but it is an asset to the city and I look forward to seeing other acts there.
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