National Indoor Arena

NIA Birmingham
Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city and definitely one of its most vibrant. Located in the heart of England, it is also a wonderful city from which to explore the rest of England.

The Paragon, situated in central Birmingham, is well served by public transport being easily accessible for New Street station. For those arriving by car the M6 motorway is only a short drive away and Birmingham International airport a 20 minute drive. Guests visiting to attend an event or conference are conveniently situated with the NIA (National Indoor Arena) and the ICC (International Conference Centre) in the close vicinity.


The National Indoor Arena (NIA) is a large indoor arena and is owned by the NEC Group. It is situated in central Birmingham, England and was opened in 1991, as the largest indoor arena at the time in the UK. The NIA hosts a range of events ranging from sporting events, to musical concerts, and has a capacity to seat up to 12,700 using both permanent seating and temporary seating configurations.

The NIA is located alongside the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line's Old Turn Junction and opposite the National Sea Life Centre in Brindleyplace. Close to the NIA, is The ICC which is also owned by the NEC Group.
The seating is arranged into upper-tier, lower-tier and flat floor seating sections. The lower-tier and flat floor sections are made up of removable seating whilst the upper-tier is made up of fixed seating. Areas for disabled visitors is provided between the upper-tier and lower-tier flooring, on the Atrium level.