Leeds Arena nominated for international award

The First Direct Arena has been nominated for an international award Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The First Direct Arena in Leeds has been nominated amongst venues in the United States and Australia for the “Best New Major Concert Venue of the Year” award.

It faces competition from America’s Cup Pavillion, (San Fransisco, USA), Austin 360 (Austin, USA), First Direct Arena (Leeds, UK), Perth Arena (Perth, Australia) and Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, USA).

The winner will be announced on February 21st 2014 at the 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The £65 million pound venue in the centre of Leeds that is operated by SMG Europe.