ECHO Arena Liverpool is set to double its floor capacity by hosting live events in sister venue Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The exhibition centre will be transformed into Space by Echo Arena Liverpool for up to 7,000 people – double the number of people who can currently stand at Echo Arena. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment ranging from large gigs to dance to major sporting events in the three halls, which can be used separately or in combination. Since opening in 2015, Exhibition Centre Liverpool has been used for large exhibitions such as MCM Liverpool Comic Con, British Style Collective and the International Business Festival as well as conferences including Labour Party. It will now be transformed to also enable the campus – the only purpose-built, interconnected arena, convention and exhibition centre in Europe – to host even more live events. It will continue to host exhibitions, banqueting and conferences. Ben Williams, commercial director, said: “Space by Echo Arena Liverpool is the latest addition to our live events offer and complements Echo Arena, EchoTwo and The Auditorium Liverpool. “Using the halls will enable us to host many more visitors all on one level – we currently host up to 3,600 people on the floor of the arena for gigs but this can now be almost doubled in Space by Echo Arena Liverpool. “We can comfortably host simultaneous events in Echo Arena, BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, ranging from entertainment to conferences to banqueting to exhibitions.” The Exhibition Centre is set to host Gary Numan this Thursday (July 27) followed by Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds the following night (July 28). An event is due to be announced later this week which will be the first under the new brand of Space by Echo Arena Liverpool.