First Direct Arena is a brand new entertainment venue situated in the vibrant city centre of Leeds that regularly hosts sporting events, entertainment shows, comedy, and live music. The award-winning Arena has welcomed some of the most amazing performers since it opened its doors in September 2013: Queen and Adam Lambert
, Lionel Richie
, the Mumford and Sons
, Miley Cyrus
, Michael Bublé, Bruce Springsteen
, and even Sir Elton John
. On top of boasting 13000 people seating capacity, the First Direct Arena is also providing the best sound experience in the United Kingdom.
The First Direct Arena is located on Arena Way in Leeds and is easily accessible by any transport you please to choose.
By train: if you are planning to get to the venue by train, the nearest train station would be Leeds City Station located on New Station Street. The station is around a 15 minutes walk from the Arena.
By car: please note, that if you choose to travel to the First Direct Arena by car, the venue is located right next to the A58(M) Inner Ring Road.
International: if you are travelling to the venue from the Leeds Bradford Airport, take the bus 757 and get off at The Headrow bus station. The venue will be just 9 minutes walk away from the bus stop.
The First Direct Arena offers two car parks: Merrion Centre Car Park and Woodhouse Lane Car Park. On top of that, there are more than 7500 parking spots available within 15 minutes walking distance from the Arena. There are also on-street ones for the disabled people.
Access for people with special needs
The Arena was specifically designed to be accessible for guests with disabilities as it has accessible platforms and ramps. Disabled toilets are available on each level. In addition to that, there are ambulant disabled person washrooms available, too. They are a bit bigger than regular toilet cubicles and equipped with an outward opening door and rails.