Birmingham LG Arena has been given the green light for extra capacity.
The arena, rebranded last year following a sponsorship deal with LG Electronics, will have a maximum capacity of 16,700, space for 2,000 more people than originally planned in the development.
Phil Mead, managing director of Arenas at The NEC Group says: “Naturally, we are very excited to be offering promoters greater capacity and much improved backstage facilities where artists will feel at home.
“The LG Arena and the improvements it brings will ensure the venue builds upon the iconic status it deserves and cements its place in the premier tier of UK venues.”
The arena’s opening season between 7 October and 31 December.