New Venue Scrapped as EventCity Reveals Closure

Manchester conference and exhibition centre EventCity has announced its closure and withdrawn plans for a new venue. The Trafford events venue opened in 2011 and was the largest in the north of England, with four halls and a combined space of 28,000m².

Plans to relocate to a new purpose-built facility on the site of the nearby Soccerdome were approved by Trafford Council in February this year, but owners Peel Group revealed the venue will now cease trading from 31st March 2021.

In an online statement, a Peel spokesperson commented: “In recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the depth of the economic contraction, particularly in the events and hospitality sectors, is far more extreme than anyone could have envisaged.

“Our immediate priority is to ensure the events we have contracted will go ahead until 31st March 2021. A reduced team will operate the events until closure takes place and we will be working with colleagues to support them through this period.”