First Direct Arena Leeds

Leeds councillors approved the detailed design and cost plans for the £55 million development.

[The Guardian 4th November 2010] The new Leeds Arena will lead the economic regeneration of Leeds city centre and be the catalyst for hundreds of millions of pounds of new investment, a senior councillor has claimed.

Former council leader Conservative councillor Andrew Carter told yesterday's council executive board meeting that the impact of the new Leeds Arena to the city centre should not be underestimated.