More organisers recognise the attraction of its multiple facilitiesQuestion: What have the following events in common: a) Manchester United hosting a VIP evening for visiting Real Madrid; b) Manchester City’s pre-season celebration; c) the weigh-ins for the Ultimate Fighting Championships; d) the World Squash finals; and e) the Taekwondo Grand Prix? Answer: Their venue.
All these events have chosen Manchester Central as their location, which is evidence of the widening sources of the facility’s clientele.
Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central, says: ‘While Manchester Central has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s market leading venues for hosting some of the leading national and international exhibitions, conferences and events, we are now seeing major sporting organisations also realising how versatile we can be as a venue.
‘Whether it is hosting a live sporting event, a VIP event, or an element of a sporting occasion, our iconic spaces deliver an awe-inspiring backdrop and a unique atmosphere that you may not get in other venues.’
There is a wide spectrum of flexible halls and conference suites. There is space for exhibitions ranging from 1,800sqm to over 23,000sqm, it can seat 9,000 delegates at a convention and has a luxurious 804-seat auditorium.
‘Don’t forget’, she goes on, ‘that we are in the very heart of a cosmopolitan city, easily accessible from major transport links for national and international visitors.’
Pictured: Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central