Scotland’s biggest indoor arena to open next year

An artist's impression of The Hydro in Glasgow
An artist's impression of The Hydro in Glasgow
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SCOTLAND’S newest live entertainment venue, The Hydro in Glasgow, will open on 2 September next year, it has been announced.

The Hydro is being built next to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

It will host concerts and other live shows, with a seating capacity of 12,000, making it the largest purpose-built indoor arena in the country.

John Sharkey, SECC chief executive, said: “The entire project team including staff at the SECC should be congratulated for their efforts involved in the process of taking the Hydro on its journey to completion and ready for business.

“The relationship with our naming rights sponsors, SSE (Scottish Hydro) is superb and this association has been invaluable in helping us create awareness to the wider public. Additional official partnerships with leading brands are also in the process of being confirmed.”

Negotiations are now under way with major artists to perform at the new venue.

Mr Sharkey added: “We are presently speaking with artists to play a part of the opening night and full opening month next year and now that we have a date it makes it more of a reality - expect an announcement soon.”