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The people behind Manchester’s longest running club Sankeys, are looking to invest into a 16,000 capacity concert venue.

The site earmarked for redevelopment is currently a derelict warehouse owned by the Manchester United football club and situated near Old Trafford.

So you will soon be able to watch the greatest football team in the world and listen to some of world’s biggest artists all within a stones throw of each other.

David Vincent of Sankeys told Manchester Evening News “Artists are holding a lot more concerts now as they are not making much money from records anymore, so arenas are a growth area.

“People love to dance and in Manchester we only have indoor venues to cater on a regular basis for up to 6–7,000 people standing, but we will have a great floor space for up to 16,000.”

Despite the renovation creating 250 jobs the venue faces opposition from some local politicians citing transport links and crowd control. Boo.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.