Attendances at Leeds Arena

William Holian made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council

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Leeds City Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Leeds City Council,

Would you be able to provide me with a list of events held at the First Direct Arena to date and the officially recorded audience in attendance?

As both the owner of the facility and the local authority I trust you have some kind of record

Yours faithfully,

William Holian

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear William Holian,

Freedom of information request Ref 19551 : Attendances at Leeds Arena

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 12, September 2017. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 19551 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mr Adam O’Connell
Information Governance Assistant
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council

0113 37 84251

IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

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Dear William Holian,


Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 19551)


I refer to the above and your request dated 12, September 2017. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to the
following request Attendances at Leeds Arena.


Would you be able to provide me with a list of events held at the First
Direct Arena to date and the officially recorded audience in attendance?


The First Direct Arena is run by SMG
([1] and not Leeds
City Council – the Council is the landlord.


As such Leeds City Council does not hold the information within the
council in relation ticket sales or a list of events.


I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].


You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:


            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,



            SK9 5AF.


You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [2]


I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.


Yours sincerely,




Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [3][email address]

e: [4][email address]

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Information Governance, Digital and Information Service

Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”





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