Leeds First Direct Arena – LS2 8BY
Click here for an interactive Google Map of the area around the Arena, including pubs, food and parking.
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.
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!
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.
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.