The £60m arena is bringing with it jobs, international events and an expected big boost to the Leeds economy, according to the council leader.
Leeds City Council leader Cllr Keith Wakefield said: “We want Leeds to be the best city in the UK and delivering this hugely-imaginative and highly-ambitious project on time and on budget in an incredibly-challenging economy demonstrates without doubt that we mean business."
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