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We’re thrilled to announce the development of Co-op Live: the UK’s first purpose-driven arena. Co-op Live will be a state of the art venue located in Manchester, ready to host events by 2023.
The UK's first purpose-driven arena
We are proud to be joining forces with Oak View Group (OVG) to develop one of most socially responsible venues in Europe; joining Manchester’s zero carbon agenda and tackling food poverty with our food redistribution programme.
The venue will be rooted in our Co-op values, selling our award-winning and ethically sourced food range, and giving back to local communities across the UK.
We expect the arena to generate around £1m each year for our Co-op Foundation causes.
Once completed, the arena will offer exclusive benefits to our members, including pre-sale tickets, discounts on food, beverages and hospitality experiences, and the chance to win free backstage VIP experiences.
“Co-op is set up with a clear purpose to serve the interests of its members and invest for the long-term. The world’s first-purpose driven entertainment arena will not only enthral audiences but every time people watch a live act they’ll be doing good in local communities across the UK.”