The Echo Arena has celebrated a huge milestone in its illustrious first three-and-a-half years of operation by welcoming its two millionth visitor to the award-winning waterfront venue.
Lucky concert goer Lorraine Taylor from Anfield was officially welcomed as the two millionth customer by Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, who presented the special visitor with a golden ticket prize at the Radio City Live event on Friday 10 June.
The golden ticket can be redeemed for a pair of free passes to 10 shows at the arena between now and the end of next year, with upcoming concerts including high profile stars such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, George Michael and Cliff Richard as well as a host of comedy royalty, world class sporting events and entertainment shows such as Batman Live.
The Echo Arena has enjoyed phenomenal success since its opening in 2008, hosting the 15th Anniversary MOBO Awards, the European MTV Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Davis Cup, as well as global performers including Elton John, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
Tim Banfield, commercial director at Echo Arena, said: “We are very proud to be welcoming our two millionth visitor to the Arena. The last three-and-a-half years have seen some fantastic events here and these are set to continue with some big name acts performing at the venue. This has been a really special occasion as we reflect on the two million visitors who have come through our doors and we look forward to welcoming our next million customers.”
The millionth visitor received a golden ticket awarded by Sir Cliff Richard in November 2009, who was performing at the Arena for the first time.