Thanks, I have seen the seat chart but that does not always tell you if have the best view or accoustics.
I would be thinking of near front, left or right side, not too far up. Problem is sometimes you get there and find that you can only see half the stage from some of these positions and the sound quality is very poor.
Been to the NEC Arena a few times years ago. Saw Michael Bolton. The support act was Julia Fordham... She wasn't very good, when she announced her last song someone at the very back shouted 'GOOD' and she heard them.
So the acoustics are good lol
Go for centre but maybe four or five rows back.
I saw Earth Wind and Fire from the second row... Too close IMO.
Perhaps going off subject slightly, but thats the best part about wearing an hearing aid. If the premises have a loop system (most big venues do), you can adjust to suit, but the viewing can be terrible at times.