Leeds Council said the biggest benefit of the new arena is the employment boost brought to Leeds- through construction jobs, event staffing and the new investment that could be attracted to the city.
On the construction front, at least 200 jobs have been created or safeguarded for Leeds residents and 90 apprentices have worked on building the arena.
More top news
The pollen count for Tuesday afternoon from Jon Mitchell.
The weather forecast for the Calendar region from Jon Mitchell.
Rugby league fans have been paying tribute to Roger Millward MBE who has died at the age of 68.