Co-op Live: Where to park, seating plan and opening for Megan Thee Stallion, Peter Kay and Charli XCX

Co-op Live is coming to Manchester very soon - here’s what you need to know about the venue.
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The countdown to the opening of Co-op Live is well and truly on. A host of acts have been announced for Manchester’s newest music venue with Peter Kay getting the honour of opening things up next week.

Liam Gallagher will play four nights at the new venue in June 2024. He will perform the entirety of 'Definitely Maybe' as well as some B side tracks including the potential of 'Half The World Away'.

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Take That are another stand out act announced so far, and they will now perform seven dates in May and June. These will be some of the first gigs to take place at Co-op Live. The Killers needed to announce an extra date on top of three shows in June 2024. This was as a result of huge demand to see the band from Las Vegas

Tickets for all of the gigs announced so far are on sale now. All of the ticketing information you need is available on the Co-op Live website.

It’s not everyday that a new, huge music venue gets built in a city, and it's safe to say plenty of people will be looking forward to it. Ahead of its opening next year, we’ve rounded up the information which you’ll need the most. 

Co-op Live opening date and capacity

Manchester’s newest music venue is set to open in April with Peter Kay's opening night set for April 23. A series of major music acts are then scheduled to come after that. Following Olivia Rodrigo there will be shows from Keane, Take That and Eric Clapton all within May. Other big names from the world of music, including Eagles and Liam Gallagher, will come to the arena in the spring and summer.

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When fully complete and open, Co-op Live will have a maximum capacity of 23,500. For context, this will make it the biggest indoor arena in the country. The AO Arena in Manchester is currently the biggest with a top capacity of 21,000, soon rising to 23,000, and London’s O2 Arena would slip to third with its 20,000 capacity. 

Where to park for Co-op Live

Co-op Live will be located nearby the Etihad Campus and Etihad Stadium. Instead of driving to the venue, Co-op Live has said that they are actively encouraging fans to utilise public transport and the redeveloped walking route. They did however add that accessible parking will be available.

With this in mind, the easiest way to get to the venue will be via the Metrolink. There are several stations located within a walking distance of the site, including Etihad Campus

Co-op Live seating plan

The seating plan for Co-op LiveThe seating plan for Co-op Live
The seating plan for Co-op Live

Although the first gig is still a couple of months away, tickets are on sale for them all and this has given us a chance to see what the seating plan looks like. The depiction provided by Ticketmaster is a general view, and Co-op Live adds that an accurate plan for each event will be available at the point of purchasing tickets. 

Co-op Live say: "The venue’s unique bowl design promises a fittingly intimate environment, bringing fans closer to the artist than at other arenas of equivalent size."

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