The Manchester Central Convention Complex, more commonly known as Manchester Central, was once the old Central Railway Station. Today, it is not only an impressive exhibition and events center, it's also a local landmark that mixes modern architectural flair with Victorian elegance. Designed for versatility, it makes an ideal venue for sporting events and concerts in its whopping area of 23,000 square meters (2,47,569.94 square feet). Meetings, conferences, seminars, training, and other business events take place at this well appointed center quite often. The award-winning venue can host about 9,000 people and is easily accessible via public transport and the airport. Metallica, U2, The Smiths, The Cure, deadmau5, and Thirty Seconds to Mars, are some of the artists and bands that have performed at this venue in the past.