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Sir Cliff says 'CONGRATULATIONS' to Echo Arena's Millionth Visitor

1 Millionth Visitor
07 October 2009

A lucky concert goer was given a Knight to remember when Sir Cliff Richard presented them with a prize for being the millionth visitor at the Echo Arena since it opened in January 2008.

Dorothy Krelle from Prescott, was selected from the audience at the Cliff Richard and the Shadows show last night (7th October), which is part of a large arena tour for the sixties rockers as part of the celebrations of their 50th anniversary.

She has been given a Golden Ticket which can be redeemed for a pair of free passes for ten shows of their choice between now and the end of next year.

Concerts already scheduled at the Echo Arena include Elton John, Morrissey and Spandau Ballet, offering the prize winner a range of options when it comes to making their choices.

Tim Banfield, General Manager at the Echo Arena, said: "Welcoming our millionth visitor to the arena is a proud moment for the team. We have worked hard to provide a range of quality events and entertainment since we opened and to ensure that concert goers have a great time when they are here. To tie in the milestone with the visit of a musical legend has made it even more of a special occasion. There are lots more high profile stars to come and perform here in the future and we’re looking forward to welcoming our next million visitors."

Sir Cliff said: "It's a few years since I last performed in Liverpool but I always remember it as having a brilliant atmosphere.  It’s great to be playing at the arena for the first time - it’s a fantastic venue and one that the city has needed for many years. I’m delighted that my visit with The Shadows coincided with the Arena's one millionth visitor, and was only too happy to present this one-off prize and be part of the arena's celebrations."