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Food & Drink | the FD Bar | Merchandise | Support | Select Upgrades

 

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The first direct arena team have worked hard to create a great range of food and drink to enhance your visit, so whether you're looking for a hearty meal, a light snack, a treat, or a cold drink, we've got something for you.

Great Eats

Being a music fan is hungry work so we've made sure we've got some filling foods that are guaranteed to hit the spot.  

  • Rollover Hot Dogs.  The UK's favourite hot dog
  • Chicago Town Pizza.  The UK's favourite pizza right here in the arena.  Hot, stuffed with filling and oozing with cheese, they're a great choice.
  • Chicken Burger.  A chicken fillet with salad in a cracked grain roll.  You've not tried a chicken burger until you've had a first direct arena one.
  • French Fries.  Let's not overcomplicate things.  Hot, freshly cooked and delicious - a quick treat.  
Tasty Treats

Make your visit extra special with some of our treats:

Mars chocolate treat bags  |  Yorvale Ice Cream | Kettle Chips

The Drinks

A selection of great drinks for all tastes including:

Heineken | Fosters | Strongbow | Strongbow Dark Fruits | John Smith's | Guinness

Coca Cola | Diet Coke | Lemonade | Red Bull

Smirnoff | Jack Daniels | Bacardi | Jagermeister

Tea | Coffee |  Hot Chocolate

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Newly refurbished, and better than ever before, the FD bar is open with free entry to all ticket holders on most show nights from 5:30pm.

Grab a bite to eat and something to drink, sit down and relax with your friends and family before the show and during the interval.

Enjoy your visit

No need to pre-book, just arrive with your show tickets.

The FD bar is located to the far left of the main Arena doors, next to our Box Office.

See you there!

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We work with the show's promoter to offer great souvenirs and merchandise to commerate your visit.

The range will vary by show so make sure you leave plenty of time to visit our merchandise stands, or visit our programme sellers.

Bag the ultimate souvenir of a great night at the first direct arena

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Playing an arena is a huge accomplishment, and an exciting opportunity for any artist. For the majority of shows, a support act will take to the stage to support the headline act. 

Support acts can include big stars, as well as local, or upcoming artists and bands. Help support new or local talent by taking your seats early and possibly discover your new favourite artist.

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For certain show's we offer the select upgrade. 

This limited upgrade gives customers exclusive access to The Black & White Lounge, a private pre and post show hospitality lounge and restaurant.

Guests can enjoy exquisite dining options, from Fine Dining, to our Chef's Dish of the Day. All food is freshly prepared by our in house Head Chef, Paul Robinson. The lounge also features a fully stocked bar with exclusive drinks not available anywhere else in the Arena. 

The Black & White Lounge overlooks the Arena plaza, with floor to ceiling windows allowing you to sit back and relax with a great view of the crowd.

To upgrade your visit, please visit the Information Desk on the day of the show. Located in the atrium next to the main arena doors
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