Genting Arena has been a popular attraction ever since it opened in 1980. The place was renovated and reopened in 2009 with a new name, LG Arena. Today, it holds a variety of concerts and sports event. The maximum capacity is about 16.000 people, which is why it is not at all surprising that the venue became a major tourist attraction. Performers like Adele
, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Nickelback
, Selena Gomez
, Black Sabbath
, and many others held their concerts in the Arena.
The arena is situated alongside Pendigo Lake, and there are several ways of getting there:
By train and tube: the venue is right between Marston Green and Hampton in Arden stations. Both are on the London Midland line. However, the walk from the station might take a while.
By bus: line 990 can take you directly to Birmingham International Station, which across the road from the arena.
By car: M42 is the closest highway to the venue; however, there will be quite a few turns here and there, so check the map depending on your starting point.
International: fortunately for international visitors, the Arena is located just a few minutes away from the airport. Take the Air-Rail Link - you'll get directly to the front entrance in no time!
There are about 16.000 parking places on NEC site, and the lot offers a lot of dedicated spots for Blue Badge holders.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Genting Arena has all the facilities for people with special needs starting with parking places which lead to lifting platforms for wheelchairs, special toilets and chairs, alongside with the permission to bring assistance dogs. Even more than that, you can rent a wheelchair or pre-book it before the show. Finally, if some of the physically challenged guests cannot bring a companion, one of the staff members will act as their personal assistant all through the performance. However, it is recommended to give prior notice if you are planning to make use of this service.