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One year, one arena, 35 shows and 20,000 Facebook fans

Leeds’ brand new First Direct Arena launched in July 2013 as the ribbon was cut, the lights flickered on and the arena doors opened for Bruce Springsteen, the first ever artist to step foot on the First Direct Arena stage.

Posted on: 31 December 2013
Redemption: World Championship Boxing - Schedule

The schedule for Redemption: World Championship Boxing at the first direct arena, 21/12/13, has been revealed.

Posted on: 20 December 2013
BBC SPOTY 2013 Tickets Released

With the finalisation of stage plans we're delighted to announce that a small number of tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 go on sale from 10am Saturday. these tickets are priced £60 each.

Posted on: 14 December 2013
Superstar Grunge Rockers Pearl Jam to Play Leeds

Alternative rock superstars PEARL JAM will play the Leeds First Direct Arena, July 8th 2014 - one of only two UK tour dates.

Posted on: 13 December 2013
Miley Cyrus Brings Her Bangerz Tour to Leeds, May 2014

Global superstar Miley Cyrus announced today that she’ll be visiting Leeds on May 10th 2014. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 13th at 9am.

Posted on: 09 December 2013
Redemption Boxing - Contests Announced

Redemption Boxing in Leeds, featuring Stuey Hall v Vusi Malinga for the IBF Bantamweight title, now has confirmed contests on the undercard.

Posted on: 05 December 2013