In 2016 planning permission was secured for a new world-class 12,000 capacity arena at Temple Island, close to Temple Meads Station.
The venue is planned to host over 100 events a year, a mix of music, comedy, family entertainment shows and sports exhibition events. At the same time, the development will regenerate a derelict site, create new jobs and be a catalyst for further growth.
Work on the project was paused in 2017 while an independent value for money review of the scheme was carried out. The findings of this study will be considered by Bristol City Council’s cabinet in the near future.
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