Will Stratford’s new music venue rival the O2?

The Madison Square Garden Company plans to disrupt the UK’s live entertainment scene with an 18,000-capacity spherical venue in London. Jayne McGivern, executive vice-president for development and construction, tells EG about it.

In a scenario that could be lifted straight out of a sci-fi film, within a few years London’s residents may wake up to find a futuristic sphere dwarfing the skyline at Stratford, E20.

The structure forms part of the Madison Square Garden Company’s plans to shake up the live entertainment industry and reinvent the modern-day arena.

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