Co-op Live: Elbow open new Manchester arena after venue's delays

by 24britishtvMay 15, 2024, midnight 21
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Manchester's troubled new Co-op Live arena has finally opened its doors to the public at the fourth attempt, following a series of highly-publicised problems and delays that forced it to call off its first events.

After shows by Peter Kay, Olivia Rodrigo, Take That and other acts were cancelled or moved, Tuesday's gig by Elbow became the first official date in its schedule.

The band received an enthusiastic reception from the audience, and the building’s opening seemed to have gone relatively smoothly.

Most areas were open, although there were issues with long queues to get in and tills not working at some self-service food outlets.

After their first song, Elbow's frontman Guy Garvey addressed the crowd: “Good evening Manchester! Let’s open this venue properly shall we?”

Later, he added: “Everybody who has been working on this building has been so excited today.

“There was already electricity in the air before you lot got in, and now it’s thoroughly amped up. I hope you can feel it.”

Co-op Live is the biggest indoor arena in the UK, with a maximum capacity of 23,500, and its construction costs have risen to almost £450m.

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