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SSE Wembley Arena in Wembley

SSE Wembley Arena, Wembley

SSE Wembley Arena is an indoor arena in Wembley, London, UK. The building is opposite Wembley Stadium. It was built for the 1934 Empire Games by Sir Arthur Elvin, and originally housed a swimming pool, as reflected by its former name, the Empire Pool. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics. The building is used for music, comedy and family entertainment, and for sport. Music predominates, as the arena doesn't currently have a tenant sports team.

SSE Wembley Arena was renovated along with Wembley Stadium as part of the regeneration of the Wembley area. The Arena refurbishment cost 35m and the new arena opened to the public on 2 April 2006 with a concert by Depeche Mode. With 12,500 seats it is London's second largest indoor arena after the The O2 arena and third largest indoor concert venue after the O2 and Earls Court One, an exhibition hall which regularly stages concerts..