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SNEAKING INSIDE THE O2 ARENA AFTER HOURS *MADNESS*
SNEAKING INSIDE THE O2 ARENA AFTER HOURS *MADNESS*
Published: 2018/01/18
Channel: Ally Law
INSANE SECURITY ESCAPE!! O2 ARENA SUNRISE CLIMB
INSANE SECURITY ESCAPE!! O2 ARENA SUNRISE CLIMB
Published: 2018/07/08
Channel: Ally Law
Roman Reigns VS Brouwn Strowman || Universal Championship || 02 Arena | WWE Event-London - 29 Aug 18
Roman Reigns VS Brouwn Strowman || Universal Championship || 02 Arena | WWE Event-London - 29 Aug 18
Published: 2018/08/29
Channel: Vala Nayn
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! WE SLID DOWN IT!!
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! WE SLID DOWN IT!!
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Night Scape
Overnight challenge in the O2 Arena
Overnight challenge in the O2 Arena
Published: 2018/05/23
Channel: Rikke Brewer
How London
How London's O2 Arena went from abandonment to success | CNBC Reports
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: CNBC International
Inside The O2 Arena, London
Inside The O2 Arena, London
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: Aaron's Travel and Adventure Network
Шоуто на Слави: Концертът в The O2 Arena - 02.07.2018 (част 2)
Шоуто на Слави: Концертът в The O2 Arena - 02.07.2018 (част 2)
Published: 2018/07/03
Channel: bTV Media Group
*POLICE HELICOPTER* BMX RIDING ON THE O2 ARENA!
*POLICE HELICOPTER* BMX RIDING ON THE O2 ARENA!
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Ryan Taylor
The 1975 - Full Live Show - (Vevo Presents: Live at The O2, London)
The 1975 - Full Live Show - (Vevo Presents: Live at The O2, London)
Published: 2016/12/25
Channel: The1975VEVO
Davido performs live at BBC1XTRA  #1xtralive at O2 Arena London
Davido performs live at BBC1XTRA #1xtralive at O2 Arena London
Published: 2018/09/23
Channel: F78tvNews
Britney Spears - Opening + Work Bitch and Womanizer (Live in O2 Arena London - Piece of Me Tour)
Britney Spears - Opening + Work Bitch and Womanizer (Live in O2 Arena London - Piece of Me Tour)
Published: 2018/08/26
Channel: Mikiz Tv
Raw Women
Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey VS Alexa Bliss || O2 Arena || WWE Main Event || London
Published: 2018/08/30
Channel: Vala Nayn
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day 10 dicembre 2007 presso l
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day 10 dicembre 2007 presso l'O2 Arena di Londra
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: Luigi Natale
I Visit The O2 Arena In London
I Visit The O2 Arena In London
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: Beedell's Productions
Boundless 2015 – O2 Arena Time-lapse
Boundless 2015 – O2 Arena Time-lapse
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Boundless 2015
Michael Jackson O2 Arena Performances Announcement
Michael Jackson O2 Arena Performances Announcement
Published: 2009/03/05
Channel: beakinho
Wizkid Sellout O2 Arena, Bringout His Son Zion, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi at Afrorepublik 2018
Wizkid Sellout O2 Arena, Bringout His Son Zion, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi at Afrorepublik 2018
Published: 2018/05/27
Channel: Adamslink Media
Climb Up at the O2 Arena, London, U.K. [HD]
Climb Up at the O2 Arena, London, U.K. [HD]
Published: 2012/07/23
Channel: 8K Next
Wizkid shut down 20,000 capacity at O2 ARENA London with incredible performance
Wizkid shut down 20,000 capacity at O2 ARENA London with incredible performance
Published: 2018/05/27
Channel: F78tvNews
PINK SO WHAT AT THE O2 ARENA SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2013
PINK SO WHAT AT THE O2 ARENA SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2013
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: sw10studios
Iron Maiden O2 Arena London 10/08/2018 Legacy Of The Beast Tour. Full
Iron Maiden O2 Arena London 10/08/2018 Legacy Of The Beast Tour. Full
Published: 2018/08/11
Channel: Piotr Pacholski
Elias dark segment after WWE Monday Night Raw in The O2 arena London
Elias dark segment after WWE Monday Night Raw in The O2 arena London
Published: 2018/05/15
Channel: Joshua Watson
Wizkid Toast Tiwa Savage Live On Stage At The O2 Arena In London Afropublic Concert
Wizkid Toast Tiwa Savage Live On Stage At The O2 Arena In London Afropublic Concert
Published: 2018/05/27
Channel: GOLD EDGE TV
Шоуто на Слави: Концертът в The O2 Arena - 02.07.2018 (част 1)
Шоуто на Слави: Концертът в The O2 Arena - 02.07.2018 (част 1)
Published: 2018/07/03
Channel: bTV Media Group
Highlight: Wizkid Afrorepublik Live At O2 Arena London 2018 With Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Maleek
Highlight: Wizkid Afrorepublik Live At O2 Arena London 2018 With Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Maleek
Published: 2018/05/27
Channel: Adamslink Media
A backstage tour of The O2 arena in London
A backstage tour of The O2 arena in London
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: Time Out
XFN Back to the O2 arena FullHD - 28.6.2018
XFN Back to the O2 arena FullHD - 28.6.2018
Published: 2018/06/29
Channel: Marty
Power - Live HD at The O2 Arena, London - Glory Days Tour (26.10)
Power - Live HD at The O2 Arena, London - Glory Days Tour (26.10)
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: fiercegifs
50 Cent Live The O2 Arena - Just a Lil Bit ft. Candy Shop
50 Cent Live The O2 Arena - Just a Lil Bit ft. Candy Shop
Published: 2018/09/20
Channel: Chucky Music
SHAKIRA - O2 Arena, London - 11 June 2018 / FULL CONCERT
SHAKIRA - O2 Arena, London - 11 June 2018 / FULL CONCERT
Published: 2018/06/12
Channel: Lana Leksa
Katy Perry live at the The O2 Arena | London live 2018
Katy Perry live at the The O2 Arena | London live 2018
Published: 2018/06/17
Channel: Katy Perry live 2018
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! Doing flips on the bouncy roof!
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! Doing flips on the bouncy roof!
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: Ally Law
Backstreet Boys - Inconsolable (O2 Arena)
Backstreet Boys - Inconsolable (O2 Arena)
Published: 2018/09/24
Channel: BackstreetBoysVEVO
Wizkid full performance at the O2 arena London
Wizkid full performance at the O2 arena London
Published: 2018/05/18
Channel: O7Entertain tv
Backstreet Boys - The Call (O2 Arena)
Backstreet Boys - The Call (O2 Arena)
Published: 2018/09/24
Channel: BackstreetBoysVEVO
Adam Lambert - Backstage at The O2 Arena
Adam Lambert - Backstage at The O2 Arena
Published: 2018/08/30
Channel: Adam Lambert
50 Cent - Live o2 Arena London 20.08.18
50 Cent - Live o2 Arena London 20.08.18
Published: 2018/09/21
Channel: Mark Halls
LITTLE MIX - O2 ARENA, LONDON, 26 OCTOBER 2017 - FULL CONCERT
LITTLE MIX - O2 ARENA, LONDON, 26 OCTOBER 2017 - FULL CONCERT
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: Lana Leksa
Backstreet Boys - The One (O2 Arena)
Backstreet Boys - The One (O2 Arena)
Published: 2018/09/24
Channel: BackstreetBoysVEVO
John Mayer LIVE at The O2 ,London , Arena, UK May 11, 2017 "Full Concert"
John Mayer LIVE at The O2 ,London , Arena, UK May 11, 2017 "Full Concert"
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Guitar Music Pro
Backstreet Boys - Shape of my Heart (O2 Arena)
Backstreet Boys - Shape of my Heart (O2 Arena)
Published: 2018/09/24
Channel: BackstreetBoysVEVO
New Hope Club - O2 Arena - 28/4/18
New Hope Club - O2 Arena - 28/4/18
Published: 2018/04/29
Channel: Lana Leksa
Fatboy Slim at The O2 Arena December 2016
Fatboy Slim at The O2 Arena December 2016
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Juston Western
Metallica Full Show in London @ O2 Arena - WordWired Tour 2017 - Full HD + HQ Audio
Metallica Full Show in London @ O2 Arena - WordWired Tour 2017 - Full HD + HQ Audio
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: azazzell
50 Cent Many Men live London O2 Arena September 2018
50 Cent Many Men live London O2 Arena September 2018
Published: 2018/09/21
Channel: AzaVision
The Vamps Live At The O2 Arena
The Vamps Live At The O2 Arena
Published: 2016/05/15
Channel: Sanne Wegsteen
John Mayer - Gravity (Live at the O2 Arena London)
John Mayer - Gravity (Live at the O2 Arena London)
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: atomicampao
Adele O2 Arena, London, 18 March, 2016 "Someone Like You" & "Set Fire to the rain"
Adele O2 Arena, London, 18 March, 2016 "Someone Like You" & "Set Fire to the rain"
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: Fatima Baqi
Backstreet Boys - EveryBody (Backstreet
Backstreet Boys - EveryBody (Backstreet's Back) (O2 Arena)
Published: 2018/09/24
Channel: BackstreetBoysVEVO
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The O2 Arena
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The O2 Arena is located in Royal Borough of Greenwich
The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena
Former names North Greenwich Arena (during the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics)
Location Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10
Coordinates 51°30′10″N 0°00′12″E / 51.5029°N 0.0032°E / 51.5029; 0.0032Coordinates: 51°30′10″N 0°00′12″E / 51.5029°N 0.0032°E / 51.5029; 0.0032
Public transit London Underground North Greenwich
Owner Homes and Communities Agency
Operator Ansco Arena Limited (AEG Live) Europe
Capacity 20,000
Surface Versatile
Construction
Built 2003 to 2007
Opened 24 June 2007
Architect HOK Sport[1]
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Services engineer M-E Engineers Ltd.[2]
General contractor Sir Robert McAlpine
Tenants
2012 Summer Olympics (2012–2012)
Paralympics (2012-2012)
Website
theo2.co.uk

The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the centre of The O2 entertainment complex on the Greenwich Peninsula in south east London.

The arena was built under the former Millennium Dome, a large dome shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; as the dome shaped structure still stands over the arena, The Dome remains a name in common usage for the venue. The arena, as well as the total O2 complex, is named after its primary sponsor, the telecommunications company O2.

The O2 Arena has the second highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, behind the Manchester Arena, but took the crown of the world's busiest music arena from New York City's Madison Square Garden in 2008.[3] The closest underground station to the venue is the North Greenwich station on the Jubilee line.

History[edit]

Prince’s stage for his sold out performance of 2007

Following the closure of the Millennium Experience at the end of 2000, the Millennium Dome was leased to Meridian Delta Ltd. in December 2001, for redevelopment as an entertainment complex. This included plans for an indoor arena.[4]

Construction of the arena started in 2003, and finished in 2007. After the interior of the dome had been largely cleared and before building work inside began, in December 2004, the dome was used as the main venue for the annual Crisis Open Christmas organised by the London based homelessness charity Crisis.[5]

Owing to the impossibility of using cranes inside the dome structure, the arena's roof was constructed on the ground within the dome and then lifted; the arena building's structure was then built around the roof.[1] The arena building, which houses the arena and the arena concourse, is independent from all other buildings in the O2 and houses all the arena's facilities. The arena building itself takes up 40% of the total dome structure.

The seating arrangement throughout the whole arena can be modified, similar to the Manchester Arena.[6] The ground surface can also be changed between ice rink, basketball court, exhibition space, conference venue, private hire venue and concert venue.

The arena was built to reduce echoing, a common problem among London music venues.[7]

O2 Arena hosting a tennis match

Events[edit]

On 21 July 2007, British rock band Keane played the arena as part of their Under the Iron Sea Tour, and the performance was later released as their Keane Live DVD.

Since 2009, the arena has hosted the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals, the season ending finale of men's professional tennis, featuring the top eight players in the world. In 2015 it was announced that the tournament would extend its deal to hold the tournament until 2018. The venue has hosted the event for the second longest tenure, behind only Madison Square Garden (1977–89).

During the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the venue was referred as the North Greenwich Arena due to Olympics regulations regarding corporate sponsorship of event sites.[8]

Ariana Grande was scheduled to perform on 25 and 26 May 2017 as part of her Dangerous Woman Tour, but the event was cancelled after the Manchester Arena bombing on 22 May. The event was not rescheduled.

Since March 2013, the arena has hosted C2C: Country to Country, Europe's largest country music festival, which annually attracts over 20,000 fans. UK and Irish acts as well as up-and-coming American acts perform sets several times across various pop-up stages in and around the arena, with the main stage accessible only to ticket holders. The seventh C2C will be held on 8–10 March 2019.

Ticket sales records[edit]

Despite being open for only 200 days per year (the equivalent of seven months), the venue sold over 1.2 million tickets in 2007, making it the third most popular venue in the world for concerts and family shows, narrowly behind the Manchester Arena (1.25 million) and Madison Square Garden in New York City (1.23 million).

As of 2018, the O2 Arena was still the busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales.[9]

World's Busiest Arenas – 2017[10]
Venue 2017 Ticket sales for concerts/shows
The O2 Arena, London, England, UK 1,443,232
Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 1,167,544
Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK 1,072,079
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK 1,028,934
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, USA 936,794
Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany 931,394
Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico 906,290
Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico 881,665
The Forum, Inglewood, U.S. 790,728
WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain 784,699

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • 2016 Pollstar International Venue of the Year
  • 2016 Billboard Touring Awards: Top Arena
  • 2016 The London Venue Awards: Best Music Venue
  • 2016 The Drum UK Event Awards: Large Venue of the Year
  • 2017 Pollstar International Venue of the Year

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Transforming a tent into the World's favourite venue". Populous. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  2. ^ O2 Arena - ME Engineers Archived 24 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ White, Dominic (15 April 2008). "The Lemon Dome That was Transformed into O2's Concert Crown". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "New life for Millennium Dome". news.bbc.co.uk. 18 December 2001. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Dome sleeps 700 over festive week". BBC News. 28 December 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "wins contract at O2 Arena". Audience Systems. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dome's hi-tech refit for The O2". BBC News. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "O2 Arena forced into Olympic rebrand following sponsor clash". brandrepublic.com. 
  9. ^ https://www.pollstar.com/News/2017-year-end-special-features-top-tours-promoters-venues-grosses-134154
  10. ^ "TOP 200 ARENA VENUES 2017" (PDF). 31 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

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Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
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