Friday, 23 July 2010

Brit Awards to move to the O2 Arena

The Brit music awrads will move to the O2 Arena after more than a decade at Earls Court.
"The Brits made the decision to change the format of the event and go with an arena format,” says Earls Court commercial director Anna Golden. “We are sad to look them go, but after 13 years at Earls Court we wish them well.”
Golden adds that in the last few years show arrangers have tinkered with the format to keep the event up to date.
According to the Evening Standard, the British Phonographic Industry, arranger of the awards, is looking for ways to cut costs as revenues for the record labels that fund the event continue to fall.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

For London’s O2 Arena This October UFC 120 Official

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s next trip to the United Kingdom UK has now been booked, at England's world famous O2 Arena as UFC 120 is official for October 16.
The promotion made the event official earlier today.
The event features a main event between popular British fighter Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama, while the co main event slot will be shared by Carlos Condit and Dan Hardy, who are set to face off in the UFC’s welterweight division. Also featured on the card, John Hathaway, who upset Diego Sanchez at UFC 114 this past May, will take on Mike Pyle at the 170 pound mark.
Tickets for the October event in London go on sale this week, beginning with a presale opportunity for those that qualify on July 22 and with the public having the chance beginning on July 24.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

O2 Arena: Michael Bisping lined up for UFC return to O2 Arena

ULTIMATE Fighting Champion Michael Bisping is set for a return to the O2 Arena later this year. The Manchester middleweight is reported to be headlining the UFC 120 event at the North Greenwich arena on October 16. He will take on Japanese super star Yoshihiro Akiyama in the same venue where he defeated the USA's Matt Hamill back in 2007. Bisping, 31, is the former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion and former Cage Rage light heavyweight champion. Also reported to be on the card are Brits Dan Hardy, who fights former world champion Carlos Condit, and John Hathaway, who takes on undefeated Korean Dong Hyun Kim.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

On O2 Arena show Rooney and Gerrard pull the plug

Rooney and Steven Gerrard ENGLAND failures have cancelled their O2 appearance after their World Cup nightmares. The two players were due to compete on July 17 at the Arena alongside fellow stars Cesc Fabregas, Didier Drogba, David Villa and Cristian Ronaldo. But the Three Lions pair have pulled the plug following their part in England's abject performance in South Africa - costing them an estimated £50,000 each. And that has meant the whole event, named A:3K, has been shelved less than three weeks before it was due to be staged. Director of A:3K Terry Byrne said: "Both Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney have made it clear they believe it would be incompatible for them to participate in A:3K at this time. "We fully understand and respect both players' decisions. We could have replaced them with two other players but feel the players involved are six of the best in the world - and that is what we promised we would deliver."All six players have said they will take part in the competition next summer instead.The arrangers said their priority now was to contact ticket holders offering them a refund or tickets for next year. President of International for AEG Live, Rob Hallett, who was promoting the event, added: "As a football fan I totally understand and respect Steven and Wayne's decision to postpone their involvement in A:3K until next year. We look forward to hosting the event at The O2 arena on the rescheduled date in June 2011."Steven Gerrard scored one goal during England's ill fated World Cup campaign, while Wayne Rooney failed to find the net in four matches and was considered one of the biggest let downs of the tournament.