Castlefield Bowl

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Castlefield Bowl
Castlefield Bowl.jpg
View of seating at the venue (c.2010)
Former namesCastlefield Events Arena (1993-96)
Castlefield Arena (1996-2016)
Address101 Liverpool Rd
Manchester M3 4JN
England
LocationCastlefield
OwnerCity of Manchester
Capacity 8,450
Construction
Opened1993
ArchitectDEGW

The Castlefield Bowl (originally the Castlefield Events Arena and formerly the Castlefield Arena) is an outdoor events pavilion in the inner city conservation area of Castlefield in Manchester in North West England. The arena is often used for food festivals and music gigs.

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References

  1. "Sounds of the City". www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. "Hacienda Classical at Manchester Castlefield Bowl". www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 July 2018.