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SPOTY 2013 - Booking Method Reminder

BBC Sports Personality comes to Leeds. An amazing collection of sporting heroes will be honoured at the First Direct Arena. Tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 go on sale on Friday November 1st at 9am. Do not miss out.

Posted on: 31 October 2013
Takeaway on Tour! Ant and Dec Head to Leeds

Ant and Dec have announced that they will be taking their prime time award winning ITV show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway to the first direct arena next autumn as part of a national arena tour.

Posted on: 31 October 2013
World Championship Boxing comes to Leeds

British stars Stuey Hall and Frankie Gavin have been confirmed as part of a boxing extravaganza at the Leeds first direct arena.

Posted on: 30 October 2013
SPOTY 2013

Tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 go on sale on Friday November 1st at 9am.

Posted on: 29 October 2013
Redemption: Championship Boxing Heads To Leeds

Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental and former British Bantamweight Champion Stuey Hall will co-challenge South Africa's Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF World Bantamweight title, December 21st 2013.

Posted on: 29 October 2013
Country Megastar Dolly Parton To Play Leeds

Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist DOLLY PARTON announces the ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ will come to Leeds, June 20th 2014.

Posted on: 22 October 2013
John Bishop - Supersonic Tour To Visit Leeds

Comedian John Bishop has today announced he will be coming to the first direct arena next November, as part of a new tour.

Posted on: 21 October 2013
Xmas Party Live: Full Line-up Announced!

The full line-up for Xmas Party Live at the first direct arena, December 1st, is as follows: The Saturdays, McFly, The Vamps, Example, Rudimental, Conor Maynard, Eliza Doolittle, Lucy Spraggan, Neon Jungle, AlunaGeorge and Little Nikki.

Posted on: 15 October 2013
Once In A Lifetime – The Final Tour!

Once In A Lifetime – The Final Tour is the very last chance to see your favourite acts together all on one stage, and the tour is coming to the first direct arena next Summer. This tour features US sensations The Osmonds, the iconic David Essex, as well as Showaddywaddy & Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers.

Posted on: 13 October 2013
Gary Barlow Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets for the highly anticipated Gary Barlow concert? at the first direct arena, 3rd April 2014, are now on general sale. To book, please visit, call 0844 248 1585, or buy your tickets in person from our box office, located at Trinity Leeds Customer Service Lounge.

Posted on: 11 October 2013
Gary Barlow to play Leeds, April 2014

Following the announcement of his first studio album in 14 years ‘Since I Saw You Last’, Gary Barlow confirmed that he will be embarking on a full solo tour in 2014 with a visit to the First Direct Arena on April 3rd 2014.

Posted on: 08 October 2013
Premier League Darts - On Sale Monday 9am

The Premier League Darts Roadshow visits Leeds for the first time next March. This highly anticipated event goes on sale Monday at 9am!

Posted on: 02 October 2013