Barclaycard Arena has an amazing history, and when it was opened in 1991, it was the largest arena in the United Kingdom. It was refurbished for about two years with new architectural pieces which give off a much more hospitable feeling. The grand re-opening in 2014 hosted Michael Bublé’s concert. The arena has a capacity of 15.800 people and is the perfect place for concerts, musicals and theatre plays. Across the time it was a filming location for the movie Gladiators (from 1992 till 1999) and scene for performers like Michael Flatley, Mariah Carey
, John Bramwell
, and Justin Bieber
With a location in the centre of the city, you can hardly overlook Barclaycard. You can get to the venue by several commute routes:
By train and tube: the venue is close to most of the major train stations. You can get off at Birmingham New Street, Moor Street or Snow Hill and walk for a few minutes until you get to the location.
By bus: Sandpits bus stop, reachable by 101, 82, 87, 83, and 89 lines, is right across the arena. Lines 9, 23, 24, 29, 128, 129, 140, stop at Brindleyplace, Broad Street - a couple of minutes away.
By car: you can easily get to the pub following the map and on most of the arteries, there are signposted coming for your help. A4540 and A457 are pretty close to the venue, but you can choose any other direction.
International: from Birmingham Airport, you can take a bus to Street Station. The pub is a few minutes away from Birmingham International Railway Station.
The pub has over 2000 parking places on site which can be pre-booked; alternatively, there is Brindley Place parking lot with a limited number of yellow lines.
Access for people with special needs
Barclaycard Arena is known for its hospitality: wheelchairs for rent, five adapted toilets, assistance dogs are allowed inside the building, and special medical care is located on the first level. The Arena also has a telephone ticket line which can be used to book all the facilities mentioned above.