Echo Arena Liverpool is linking up its sister Exhibition Centre venue to double its floor capacity and event offering.

The venue, which features three halls, will be transformed into Space by Echo Arena Liverpool to host live events for up to 7,000 people.

At almost twice the Echo Arena’s standing room, visitors will be able to stand for large gigs, dancing and major sporting events in the 8,100 square metre venue.

Commercial director Ben Williams said: “Space by Echo Arena Liverpool is the latest addition to our suite of live event layouts and complements Echo Arena, EchoTwo and The Auditorium Liverpool.

“Using the halls either separately or in combination will enable us to host many more visitors all on one level – we currently host up to 3,600 people on the floor of the arena for gigs but this can now be almost doubled in Space by Echo Arena Liverpool.

“This new configuration highlights the flexibility and versatility of our campus.  We can comfortably host simultaneous events in Echo Arena, BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, ranging from entertainment to conferences to banqueting to exhibitions.”

Exhibition Centre Liverpool opened in 2015 and has been used for large exhibitions such as MCM Liverpool Comic Con, the International Business Festival and other conferences.

This week, the first event at the Space will be announced. The Exhibition Centre is set to host Gary Numan on Thursday and Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds on Friday.

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