Leeds First Direct Arena – 25 November 2021

Leeds First Direct Arena – LS2 8BY

Click here for an interactive Google Map of the area around the Arena, including pubs, food and parking.

Getting there

The Arena is situated right by the A58(M) Inner Ring Road but if you’re driving, you are best to go directly to a car park as there is very little street parking near to the venue.

Nearest Car Parks

CitiPark Merrion Centre and First Direct (nearest but will be busy afterwards) – LS2 8BT – you can prebook or pay on arrival – www.citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds/merrion-centre-first-direct-arena

Q Park St Johns Centre (4 min walk) – LS2 8LQ – https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/cities/leeds/poi/st-john’s-centre/

Q Park – The Light (5 mins walk) – LS1 8TL – https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/cities/leeds/the-light/

Woodhouse Lane Car Park – easy access back to A58M Ring Road – LS2 3AX

There is some on-street car parking next to the Arena for Blue Badge Holders, but with a 6 hour time limit.

Parking close to the venue

By Rail

The arena is a 15 minute walk from the main Leeds train station, and there are taxi ranks by the station and arena.

Most city centre buses run past the Arena too – too many numbers to list, but check with the driver on entry.

Closest pubs also doing food

Stick or Twist – Wetherspoons – 16 Merrion Way LS2 8PT

Hedley Verity – Wetherspoons – 43a Woodhouse Lane LS1 3HQ

Union Square Bar and Kitchen – 19 Merrion Way LS2 8NG

Also, a great many food places, from Costa and Starbucks to Pizza Express, Greggs, McDonalds. Being right in the centre, these are just the closest to the venue, you may want to explore further afield!

Area immediately around the Arena, with some places to eat and drink. Also see interactive link at the top of the page

The Venue

Leeds Arena is a very large venue, with multiple entry doors and with quite a distance to the floor once you get through the doors. They have food and drink inside but due to the current climate, are not allowing bags larger than an A4 sheet of paper and have no cloakroom facilities.

First Direct Arena Seating Plan

Covid Protocols

The standard England Covid arrangements apply – you must show evidence of vaccinations, natural immunity or a negative Lateral Flow Test result from the previous 24 hours, either on the NHS App or email.

See their latest statement for further details – https://www.firstdirectarena.com/venue-information/coronavirus-covid-19/

VIP Soundcheckers are to meet at 3.30 at the venue Box Office (on the left of the main pic of the venue above) for a 4 to 4.30 Soundcheck experience.

Please mask whenever possible – and please remember that the band and crew are under their own strict Covid protocols. If you see any of them, they will not be able to have selfies taken with you, please don’t be disappointed, if any of the band or crew contract the virus, the whole tour will be over.

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