The Commonwealth Arena, commonly referred to by the public as the Emirates Arena, is a stadium and velodrome located on London Road, in Glasgow. The history of this iconic landmark which stretches across a surface of 12.5 hectares is very recent. The venue was opened in 2012, and two years later it was used for hosting the Commonwealth Games, particularly the badminton and track cycling competitions. The Emirates Arena has the following capacity: 5000 people in the indoor arena, 2000 people on the velodrome, 6500 people on the basketball field and 8200 people on the tennis field.
The Emirates Arena is easily accessible by train, bus and car.
By train and tube: the closest train station is Dalmanrock. From there, it only takes 12 minutes to walk to the Arena. The Bridgeton train station is also pretty close, within a 15-minute walking distance.
By bus: two bus stations are within a 4-minute walking distance from the Emirates Arena: London Road (Before), On Springfield Road, Parkhead, serving the routes 89, 90 and CG1; and opp Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, serving the routes 90 and CG1.
By car: you should have zero trouble driving to the Emirates Arena, as the building is situated right on London Road/A74, which is connected to the M74.
International: the Glasgow International Airport is just a 16-minute car ride from the Emirates Arena. After your flight arrives at the airport, you could also take the bus from the Terminal Building; any bus line will take you to the city centre, and from there, you can get to the venue (see above).
The Emirates Arena is equipped with a large parking featuring 416 spaces. 26 of these spots are exclusively for people with disabilities.
Access for people with special needs
The Emirates Arena in Glasgow features a wide variety of facilities for people with special needs, such as car spots for Blue Badge Holders, elevators, accessible toilets, changing rooms, and wheelchair ramps.