The former white elephant is now the world’s most popular venue.
The 20,000-capacity arena in Greenwich, east London, said revenues for 2012 stood at £63 million. The increase was largely down to the venue being rented out for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said O2 officials.
The venue’s success is also good news for the austerity-bitten UK government, as the 2002 deal to turn the former Millennium Dome into an arena left taxpayers with a 15 per cent stake in net profits, a cut that stood at £15.5 million this year. [via Evening Standard]