Utilita Arena – Birmingham

Utilita Arena Birmingham (previously known as Arena Birmingham, The Barclaycard Arena and originally as the National Indoor Arena) is an indoor arena and sporting venue in central Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is owned by parent company the NEC Group. When it was opened in 1991, it was the largest indoor arena in the UK. On 16 January 2020, it was announced that the arena will be renamed Utilita Arena Birmingham from 15 April 2020.

The arena is located alongside the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line’s Old Turn Junction and opposite the National Sea Life Centre in Brindley Place. The building straddles the main Birmingham to Wolverhampton Intercity railway line (originally the Stour Valley Line), but does not have a station of its own. There are three adjoining car parks with a total of 2156 spaces. Close to the arena is The ICC which is also owned by the NEC Group.

It is currently the third-largest indoor arena in the United Kingdom by capacity. In 2019, the arena had ticket sales of 530,597, which was the 4th highest in the United Kingdom.[3]

Venue Detail

King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA