Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, formerly known as Cardiff International Arena or CIA, is Cardiff's largest purpose-built exhibition facility. The main arena offers 4,000 sq. metres of space that can be used to host exhibitions, conferences, concerts, cultural and sporting events.
The arena was officially opended on 10th September 1993, when Shirley Bassey performed a Gala Opening Concert in front of 5,500 eager fans in her home town. Since then the arena has gone on to host hundreds of big name acts and has become the city's most popular concert venue.
In March 2011 Derby-based car supermarket, Motorpoint, bought the naming rights for the arena. As a result, the venue will be known as the Motorpoint Arena for the next five years.
Times vary according to the event that is taking place at the venue.
Mary Ann Street
Box Office: +44 (0)29 2022 4488
Tel: +44 (0)29 2023 4500
Fax: +44 (0)870 749 0607
How to get there:
By car: Exit the M4 at Junctions 29, 32 or 33 and follow signs to Cardiff city centre.
By bus & train: Cardiff Arena is a 5-10 minute walk from the central bus and train stations.
Posted by Taffy 17th January 2008