Wednesday, 29 July 2015

SSE Arena home of the Belfast Giants

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SSE Arena is owned by the Odyssey Trust Company and operated by SMG, the world leader in arena, stadium and convention centre management.  Philadelphia based facility management company, SMG, was founded in 1977 and today 156 facilities operate under SMG's banner worldwide. SMG Europe is the largest operator of sports and entertainment venues in the United Kingdom and Europe, controlling 75,000 seats in eight facilities.

The SSE Arena is an indoor multipurpose Arena with an audience capacity of up to 10,800 that has attracted many international performers. The range of events includes Concerts (popular and classical), Family Shows, Theatre style shows, Comedians, Sports Events and Exhibitions/Conferences. It is a highly versatile space with an ice floor that provides the home for the Belfast Giants.

The  Arena has worked hard to become firmly established as a key venue and fixture on major European and World tours. Still a relatively young venue, the Arena has enjoyed phenomenal success and popularity in Northern Ireland - with more than 7 million attendees since opening in December 2000.

The Arena prides itself in attracting the biggest names in music as well as other world class entertainment and sporting events. Amongst the many highlights that have attracted vast crowds to the Arena have been concerts by a list of names that reads as a veritable who's who of music, ranging from Justin Timberlake to Elton John and Andrea Bocelli to Oasis. SSE Arena hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.

SSE Arena has hosted several major national and international sporting events including Tennis Legends, Indoor Supercross, Harlem Globetrotters, Irish Indoor Athletics Championships, Belfast International Horse Show and the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships.


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The Belfast Giants are part of the Odyssey Family controlled and managed by the Odyssey Trust. The Giants are the anchor tenant of the SSE Arena and have brought Ice Hockey to over 1.8 million fans over the last 13 years.


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