The building was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 30th May 1991. The £34 million building was constructed in time to host the World Student Games, hosting concerts, ice shows, theatre style shows, ice hockey, sport, exhibitions and conferences.
During the summer of 2013 the Sheffield Arena underwent a multi-million pound investment with many improvements such as a new roof and the replacement of all 12,500 seats
The Sheffield Arena – Quick Facts.
Sheffield Arena Ownership: Sheffield City Trust, an independent charity that operates as Sheffield International Venues (SIV).
Address: Broughton Lane, Sheffield, Yorkshire S9 2DF, United Kingdom – Telephone: +44 114 256 2002
Arena Box office: Tel: 0114 256 5656
Opening Hours: The Box Office opening hours will be changing for customers purchasing tickets in person. Counter sales from the Arena Box Office will only be available on the day of a show and during the 1st & 2nd period breaks of Arena ice hockey games or alternatively from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm..
Seating Capacity (for Steelers games) 9,300
Tiered Seating (before kills): 8,629
Floor Seating (before kills) 3,120
Floor Standing (before kills, subject to license) 5,200
Hospitality Suites: 32
Concession Stands: 4 Major concession stands.
VIP Hospitality. SIS Arena Club / Private Bar (seating capacity 100 / standing 250)
Media: 2 media galleries (30 spaces on each)
For Steelers Media: Working Media room in the hockey corridor.
Car Parking: Spaces for 1,200 cars on site plus 800 overspill places. Disabled and coach parking.
Scoreboard: Four sided video scoreboard. The state-of-the-art technology brings light emitting diode (LED) signage system to create incredible visual displays for all sporting events and attractions.
Lets Get Technical
Exhibition / Conference Area: 3,496 sq.m (37,636 sq. feet)
Ceiling Height: 23.6m (77.5ft)
Roof Capacity: 40 tonnes.