LOS ANGELES, CA — ASM Global has been selected to operate an all-new sports and entertainment campus situated on the Newcastle Gateshead waterfront at Gateshead Quays in the United Kingdom. The $340 million project will include a 12,500-capacity, 300,000-sq.-ft. world-class arena; conference and exhibition center with more 75,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space; restaurants; a dual-branded hotel; and large outdoor performance spaces. The complex will host first-class entertainment and sports, international conferences, meetings and exhibitions, as well as festivals and cultural events, attracting more than 338,000 additional visitors to the region each year.
“This ambitious and transformational development will create a genuinely unique events campus with an iconic waterfront location,” said Tom Lynch, Director of Business Development, Europe for ASM Global. “ASM Global has enjoyed over 25 years of success in the North East, and we look forward to leveraging our global and local partnerships with leading entertainment, sports, corporate, convention and exhibition event producers, to cement Newcastle Gateshead’s reputation as a sought-after business, leisure and cultural destination.”
Site-enabling work will start before the end of the year, with construction expected to commence in March 2021. The new complex is slated to open in 2023.