Dubai's 17,000-seater megaproject renamed Coca-Cola Arena
PICTURES: City Walk venue rebranded following sponsorship agreement and will host Russell Peters for debut show in June
Dubai Arena, the 17,000-seater megaproject in the UAE’s popular City Walk neighbourhood, has been renamed Coca-Cola Arena following a naming rights agreement with the food and beverages company.
Coca-Cola Arena’s first show will be held in June 2019, with Canadian comedian Russell Peters slated to perform on 6 June, according to Construction Week’s sister title Time Out Dubai.
Concerts and sporting events related to tennis, basketball, boxing, volleyball, and ice hockey, as well as exhibitions and festivals are expected to be hosted at Coca-Cola Arena.
When it opens, Coca-Cola Arena will be managed by AEG Ogden, a venue management firm that is also behind The O2 in London, Staples Centre in Los Angeles, and Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.
Coca-Cola Arena was named Construction Week Awards 2018’s Hospitality Project of the Year, with the project’s award picked up by its main contractor, ASGC.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, visited the popular Dubai Arena hospitality and leisure project in the city on 1 April, 2019, accompanied by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.
A direct metro-link pedestrian bridge will connect Dubai Arena to the Dubai Metro rail network.
The roof of Dubai Arena – which at almost 4,000 tonnes matches the weight of seven Airbus A380 aircraft – is supported by two 120m “mega-trusses” that span the length of the facility. Two Demag CC 8800-1 cranes were used to build the roof. FULL DETAILS HERE.