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."
More top news
Jon Mitchell has the late weather forecast - batten down the hatches with gusty winds expected in the early hours.
Police officers from Lincolnshire have been honing their driving skills at Silverstone ... and with the help of a computer game.
Jon Mitchell has Monday afternoon's weather forecast.