Manchester Arena is set to reopen in September, a statement from the venue has confirmed. Renovators are "working extremely hard" to ensure this date is met. The Arena has been closed since a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in May that left 22 people dead.
In a statement issued via social media on Thursday, July 6, the venue said: "We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible on our official re-opening date and up and coming show information. We still have some great events to announce for 2017 and of course 2018."
Scheduled performances from artists including Take That, Kings Leon, and more were canceled or postponed in the wake of the terror attack.
The September date was originally set by venue operator SMG in a statement released in June. The original plan was to honor scheduled summer events until it was established that the venue would not be ready in time.