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CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! WE SLID DOWN IT!!
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA! WE SLID DOWN IT!!
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Night Scape
Inside The O2 Arena, London
Inside The O2 Arena, London
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: Aaron's Travel and Adventure Network
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA - LONDON
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA - LONDON
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: DyingLlama
*POLICE HELICOPTER* BMX RIDING ON THE O2 ARENA!
*POLICE HELICOPTER* BMX RIDING ON THE O2 ARENA!
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Ryan Taylor
I Visit The O2 Arena In London
I Visit The O2 Arena In London
Published: 2014/03/09
Channel: Beedell's Productions
The Vamps Live At The O2 Arena
The Vamps Live At The O2 Arena
Published: 2016/05/15
Channel: Sam Wilson
Kasabian - Fire (Live At The O2)
Kasabian - Fire (Live At The O2)
Published: 2012/06/08
Channel: KasabianVEVO
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
Up at The O2
Up at The O2
Published: 2012/06/25
Channel: o2ukofficial
The Weeknd Intro @ The O2 London 7/3/2017 [4K]
The Weeknd Intro @ The O2 London 7/3/2017 [4K]
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Sukhdev Singh
Foo Fighters - Everlong - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Foo Fighters - Everlong - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Gigs (KrisLW)
O2 Arena London Level 4 View - Block 405 view
O2 Arena London Level 4 View - Block 405 view
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: charlieshooter
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
Climbing the O2 With Konan
Climbing the O2 With Konan
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Nakita Johnson
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 London
The 1975 - Somebody Else - (Vevo Presents: Live at The O2, London)
The 1975 - Somebody Else - (Vevo Presents: Live at The O2, London)
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: The1975VEVO
Ed Sheeran - Perfect @ The O2 Arena, London 02/05/17
Ed Sheeran - Perfect @ The O2 Arena, London 02/05/17
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Martin Cox
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
Dan and Phil CLIMB UP THE O2! | The BRIT Awards 2016
Dan and Phil CLIMB UP THE O2! | The BRIT Awards 2016
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: BRITs
Adele Live at The o2 Arena - Finale - When We Were Young/Rolling In The Deep - 15th March 2016
Adele Live at The o2 Arena - Finale - When We Were Young/Rolling In The Deep - 15th March 2016
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Erica Terry-Rose
Miley Cyrus - Wonder World Tour Live at the O2 London
Miley Cyrus - Wonder World Tour Live at the O2 London
Published: 2011/01/31
Channel: devilish nico
Linkin Park  - Live At The O2 Arena - Monday 3rd July 2017
Linkin Park - Live At The O2 Arena - Monday 3rd July 2017
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Raven.net
Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighbourhood - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighbourhood - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Gigs (KrisLW)
Fatboy Slim at The O2 Arena December 2016
Fatboy Slim at The O2 Arena December 2016
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Juston Western
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA WITH NIA & JACK!
CLIMBING THE O2 ARENA WITH NIA & JACK!
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: Mark Upson
Michael Jackson O2 Arena Performances Announcement
Michael Jackson O2 Arena Performances Announcement
Published: 2009/03/05
Channel: beakinho
Wake Up Live at The O2 Arena 2016!
Wake Up Live at The O2 Arena 2016!
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: The Vamps
Little Mix at the O2 Arena 25th May 2014 (Multicam)
Little Mix at the O2 Arena 25th May 2014 (Multicam)
Published: 2015/02/26
Channel: FullShow
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
Alter Bridge: Blackbird Live at The O2 Arena
Alter Bridge: Blackbird Live at The O2 Arena
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Alter Bridge
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You @ The O2 Arena, London 03/05/17
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You @ The O2 Arena, London 03/05/17
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Martin Cox
Drake - Still Here @ The O2 Arena London - 30th January 2017
Drake - Still Here @ The O2 Arena London - 30th January 2017
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: badboyaleFLUID
Drake - Controlla @ The O2 Arena - 30th January 2017
Drake - Controlla @ The O2 Arena - 30th January 2017
Published: 2017/01/31
Channel: badboyaleFLUID
John Mayer - I Will Be Found (Live at the O2 Arena London)
John Mayer - I Will Be Found (Live at the O2 Arena London)
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: atomicampao
[DVD] Noel Gallagher
[DVD] Noel Gallagher's HFB - International Magic (Live at the O2) + Tour footage
Published: 2012/10/17
Channel: Christoffer Ordahl (Noasabian)
John Mayer - Still Feel Like Your Man (Live at the O2 Arena London)
John Mayer - Still Feel Like Your Man (Live at the O2 Arena London)
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: atomicampao
Above & Beyond at The O2, London 2017 Announcement
Above & Beyond at The O2, London 2017 Announcement
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: Above & Beyond
ALTER BRIDGE - Live At The O2 Arena (Teaser) | Napalm Records
ALTER BRIDGE - Live At The O2 Arena (Teaser) | Napalm Records
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Napalm Records
Babymetal (Live!) - Intro  - Awadama Fever @ The O2 Arena 2016
Babymetal (Live!) - Intro - Awadama Fever @ The O2 Arena 2016
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: matthew Bauer
Shatta Wale Live At The O2 Indigo  Arena  London
Shatta Wale Live At The O2 Indigo Arena London
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Playbak Magazine
Foo Fighters @ The O2 Arena, London 19.09.2017 - White Limo
Foo Fighters @ The O2 Arena, London 19.09.2017 - White Limo
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Richard Swain
BABYMETAL - Megitsune at The O2 Arena 5th Dec 2016
BABYMETAL - Megitsune at The O2 Arena 5th Dec 2016
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: mrfujisawa
John Mayer - Vultures (Live at the O2 Arena London)
John Mayer - Vultures (Live at the O2 Arena London)
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: atomicampao
Keane -  Live at the O2 Arena, London, 2007 HD - FULL CONCERT
Keane - Live at the O2 Arena, London, 2007 HD - FULL CONCERT
Published: 2012/08/17
Channel: Keane Türkiye
Playing BASKETBALL at the O2 Arena!
Playing BASKETBALL at the O2 Arena!
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: Carnage
Foo Fighters - Best Of You - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Foo Fighters - Best Of You - O2 Arena, London - September 2017
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Gigs (KrisLW)
All Night  - The Vamps | Middle Of The Night Tour | The O2 Arena | 13th May 2017
All Night - The Vamps | Middle Of The Night Tour | The O2 Arena | 13th May 2017
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Megan Louise
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi's O2 rooftop performance- kick off to the O2 Residency 2010
Published: 2010/06/09
Channel: Bon Jovi
John Mayer - Gravity (Live at the O2 Arena London)
John Mayer - Gravity (Live at the O2 Arena London)
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: atomicampao
BABYMETAL - Karate at The O2 Arena 5th Dec 2016
BABYMETAL - Karate at The O2 Arena 5th Dec 2016
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: mrfujisawa
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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, London
Coordinates 51°30′10.79″N 0°0′11.28″E / 51.5029972°N 0.0031333°E / 51.5029972; 0.0031333
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 Populous[1]
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Services engineer M-E Engineers Ltd.[2]
General contractor Sir Robert McAlpine
Website
theo2.co.uk

The O2 Arena (temporarily the sponsor-neutral "North Greenwich Arena", during the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics), 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 2007 performance

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

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.[4]

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. 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.[5] 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.[6]

O2 Arena Hosting a Tennis Match

Events[edit]


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.[7]

On 25 September 2013, Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac on stage, marking her first live performance since 1998.[8] She later re-joined the band officially in January 2014.[9]

In 2014, the O2 arena caused controversy when guests were prevented from bringing food on site because they represented a terror threat. However, staff reportedly said that the food was banned because the food outlets were not making enough money.[10]

On 16 January 2016, the O2 arena hosted the comeback fight of former heavyweight champion David Haye, promoted by Salter Brothers Entertainment.[11]

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). By 2008 it had become the world's busiest venue with sales of more than two million, taking the crown from the Manchester Arena.[citation needed]

As of 2015, the O2 Arena was the busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, handling 1,819,487 tickets.

World's Busiest Arenas – through Q3 2016[12]
Venue 2016 Ticket sales for concerts/shows
The O2 Arena, London, UK 1,064,912
Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S. 731,574
Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico 701,001
AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France 621,629
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. 582,877
Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK 528,489
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada 503,936
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada 450,536
The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. 445,923
Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany 437,667

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • 2010 London Lifestyle Awards – London's Live Music Venue of the Year

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The O2 London - POPULOUS". POPULOUS. 
  2. ^ O2 Arena - ME Engineers
  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. ^ "Dome sleeps 700 over festive week". BBC News. 28 December 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "wins contract at O2 Arena". Audience Systems. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dome's hi-tech refit for The O2". BBC News. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "O2 Arena forced into Olympic rebrand following sponsor clash". brandrepublic.com. 
  8. ^ "Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac on stage at O2". BBC News. 
  9. ^ "Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac". BBC News. 
  10. ^ "Food ban at ATP tennis tour finals over 'terror fears'". BBC News. 
  11. ^ "David Haye confirms comeback against Mark de Mori at O2 Arena in January". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "TOP 200 ARENA VENUES 2016" (PDF). 17 October 2016. 

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Preceded by
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
Shanghai
ATP Year-end Championships
Venue

2009–2020
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Sinan Erdem Dome
Istanbul
Euroleague
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2013
Succeeded by
Mediolanum Forum

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