Manchester businesses sign up to Co-op Live

Manchester businesses including Bruntwood, Vita Group, DSG Finance, and luxury-jeweller Boodles, are some of the first to take up suites at Manchester’s newest arena, Co-op Live.

The new 23,500 capacity arena set to open in December 2023, has already sold more than half of its premium suites to leading businesses across the region and developer Oak View Group expects to be sold out two years ahead of opening.

Co-op, the venue’s naming rights partner, has one of the two large suites.

Designed with both artists and fans in mind, Co-op Live is creating a live viewing experience that will make attendees feel like they are in Europe’s biggest nightclub.

The venue’s unique compact bowl structure also means suites will be 15 metres closer to the artist than in traditional arenas, bringing guests into the centre of events.

When shows end, guests will be able to keep the party going until late as the suites are designed to replicate the atmosphere of a luxury house party, with a centre island that brings everyone together.

“We’re really excited to have secured a suite at Co-op Live,” said Richard Hoggart, CEO, DSG Finance.

“Co-op Live represents a new level of quality, luxury, and excitement, creating even more opportunities to see the world’s biggest live acts in Manchester. We can’t wait for it to open in 2023.”

Becci Thomson, Head of Premium Sales, Co-op Live, said: “Co-op Live is redefining hospitality and entertainment to create an experience for our guests like no other.

“Since our launch the demand has been phenomenal with our unrivalled offering of world-class entertainment combined with luxury and intimate experiences appealing to businesses and individuals across the North West.”

Co-op Live is currently under construction and will be opening in December 2023.

The venue, which takes its name from a naming rights partnership with Manchester-based retailer the Co-op, will have a 23,500 capacity and host over 120 events per year.

Built by international arena developer Oak View Group, and with City Football Group and Harry Styles as investment partners, Co-op Live will deliver millions in economic impact to the local region as well as create thousands in new jobs.

Bosses recently announced Bristol Street Motors has signed a major commercial deal.

The car retailer has become a founding partner of the £350m venue.

The partnership will see Bristol Street Motors as the official motor retailer and auto partner for the venue, with exclusive naming rights to a 4,000-capacity space inside Co-op Live now known as ‘The Street’.

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