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Manchester Arena gives update on plans to re-open

By | Published on Friday 7 July 2017

Manchester Arena

The Manchester Arena has issued a new statement confirming that it is still aiming to re-open in September, as renovations begin in the wake of the bomb attack that occurred at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert there in May.

As previously reported, although it had been hoped that the venue would be able to honour most of its summer bookings, it soon became apparent that damage to the building was greater than initially thought. As a result, it was announced that the venue would remain closed until at least September.

In a new statement, operators say: “The renovation work has now started in the main public area outside the arena and we are working extremely hard to ensure our re-opening in early September. We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible on our official re-opening date and up and coming show information. We still have some great events for 2017 and of course 2018”.

They add: “We also want to express our thanks to all those who have contacted us with their kind wishes and support. Our ongoing thoughts and prayers still remain with all those affected by the atrocity that happened”.

The first event expected to take place at the re-opened venue is a John Legend show on 16 Sep.