Harry Styles is investing in his hometown, supporting the development of Co-op Live, a new arena in Manchester, U.K. being developed by the Oak View Group. The new venue, which will be the U.K.'s largest arena, was given planning approval in September and is set to open in 2023.
"It is a huge coup for OVG to have him on board and investing in their arena while at the peak of his artistic career," a press release from Oak View Group reads."The investment in Co-op Live also closes a particular loop for Harry, whose first job was delivering newspapers for a Co-op store as a teenager."
Styles will receive an unspecified capital interest in the project, according to the release, and will reportedly take on a development role with the project, which is lead by Oak View Group chief executive Tim Leiweke.