It is only expected that such a diverse and modern city host a mega events venue such as the Motorpoint Arena. Located in the National Ice Centre, the arena is the biggest venue available in the East Midlands to host the biggest celebrities in music, sport and comedy. Seating provides an audience capacity of 10 000 when sold out.
Capital FM Arena opened in April 2000, after a few years of development had taken place on the former Nottingham Ice Stadium. The decision was made to evolve the older building at the end of 1997 after Nottingham City Council expressed its approval of the plans. Since being opened by former Olympic gold medalist Jayne Torvill, the arena has been host to big names such as Metallica, Green Day and Usher. It is named after Motorpoint radio station who bought the naming rights in 2010, after former name holders Trent FM Radio went out of business.
The Arena is located on the A60 in Nottingham city centre. Coming from the M1 by car, exit at junction 26 following the signs to the city centre, turning onto Lower Parliament Street to reach Capital FM Arena. If traveling by train, walk North East from the station onto Lower Parliament Street, which shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes. There is no parking at Capital FM Arena, the nearest car park is at Lace Market Car Park and on Stoney Street, and both are only a 5 minute walk.
If you're looking to grab a bite to eat before a show don’t leave it last minute, but book yourself a table at one of the restaurants around Motorpoint Arena. To make it easier for you Go dine has compiled a list of places to eat near Motorpoint Arena within a 15 mile radius. We're here to help you find restaurants near Capital FM Arena, offering you everything from quick meals to a nice sit down dinner. Have a browse of the menus and reviews of places to eat close to Motorpoint Arena and once you've made your choice, you can book a table online for free. If you'd like to venture further, check out our regional pages for the best restaurants in Nottingham.
Did you know during the development of the new building, a rare Saxon jug speculated to be around a millennium old was found and is now on display at the nearby Nottingham Castle Museum?