8,500-capacity arena proposed for Edinburgh Park

A concept image of a proposed new arena at Edinburgh Park.

The arena will offer a new flagship venue for music and entertainment events.

Plans have been unveiled for a proposed new 8,500-capacity arena at Edinburgh Park in west Edinburgh.

AEG Europe (the owner of multiple iconic venues including London's O2 and Paris' Accor Arena) has agreed to purchase a plot at Edinburgh Park from developer Parabola, and will now seek planning permission for the new arena. Subject to plans being approved, it is envisaged that construction could begin in early 2025 with the first events being hosted in 2027.

“AEG is thrilled to announce this spectacular new arena for Edinburgh. It’s a location with immense potential, amplified by Parabola’s transformative development and regeneration of Edinburgh Park. The much needed 8,500-capacity arena will bring world-class live music and entertainment to Edinburgh, further cementing its reputation as a destination for culture and global tourism. We look forward to this development becoming an integral part of the local community and complementing one of the best cities in the world for the arts and live entertainment.”

- Alex Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, AEG Europe

Further information can be found here.

Published: 22nd November 2023