New arena in East Manchester to be discussed at upcoming consultations


Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, is launching a second round consultation on proposals for a potential new arena at the Etihad Campus in East Manchester.

As part of feasibility studies, OVG held four consultation events in October to share initial ideas and understand community priorities.

On Thursday 28 November OVG will open a second round of drop in consultation meetings across East Manchester. The latest proposals will also be shared on, with the community able to share their views on a dedicated hotline if they can’t attend any of the sessions.

Mark Donnelly, chief operating officer of OVG International, commented: “A world-class arena has to work for the community so continual dialogue to understand priorities and concerns is a vital part of our feasibility process.”

“A clear objective is that a new arena must deliver a range of training and job opportunities for local residents, especially for young people.” 

“We also know that sustainable transport and venue management plans that minimize any impact to the community on event days are key priorities.”

“During this next stage of consultations, we will provide an update on work underway to address community priorities, and we look forward to further feedback and inputs from East Manchester residents and businesses.”

This consultation period runs until the end of the day on Monday 16 December. 

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