Directions Travel & Parking Information
A running order is published on the event page several days in advance of the show - we recommend you check this information and plan your journey to arrive for the doors-open time.
Please plan your journey by using the tools provided in this section and using the links below & purchase your car park ticket in advance to guarantee on-site hassle free parking - more info available here.
Even whilst you are travelling to an event you can get live updates on traffic & parking just take a look at the On The Day of an event travel tools below #arenatravelupdate.
Or you can use the interactive map on the left, just click on the man in the map for a street view of the area.
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Updated September 2015 - Until September 2017 there will be various restrictions in place on the M1 between junctions 28 and 35a to allow for the construction of the Smart Motorway. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures.
If you are travelling to the Arena via the M1 motorway, please allow extra time for your journey.
Roadworks on the northbound section between junctions J32 and J33 and northbound & southbound sections between J34 & J35 are expected to cause delays.
The M1 northbound and southbound entry slips at junction J34 will be closed from 8pm until 6am daily. Customers are advised to follow the diversions or plan an alternative route between these times.
For more information click here.
Nearly 1,000 on-site car parking spaces are available in Car Parks A & B with an additional parking facility at Car Park C within a 1 minute walk from the venue for 200 cars. For event day parking charges click here , for non-event day parking charges click here.
Once you have purchased your car park ticket, on the day of the event you can usually access the Arena car park from 3pm & leave at any time unless otherwise stated on your ticket - given the recent change in security procedures no access will be allowed to the venue car park until 3pm.
On arrival you will be directed by the car-park attendant to the next available parking space - please follow their direction. When a show has more than one performance a day then a parking ticket will state a time that you can access the car park from and a time that you must leave the car park by. This is to ensure that customers attending the earlier or later show performances are able to access the Arena car park. Please note the ticket is valid for one admission only and will not allow re-admittance once you leave the car park.
The car park ticket is only valid between the times printed on the ticket & you must adhere to the times stated – penalty charges displayed throughout the car park will be enforced on all cars parking outside these times.
There will be no access to the venue car parks without a valid car parking ticket or parking permit and anyone arranging to drop-off, meet or pick-up someone from an event at the venue must do so away from the Arena and the car parks. We understand this can be inconvenient but is a necessary measure for the security of everyone coming to the venue. If any member of your party has mobility issues you must email us in advance to make alternative arrangements - contact [email protected].
Please ensure that your car park ticket (whether pre-paid or purchased on the day from the car park attendant) is clearly displayed when you leave your vehicle in the Arena car park. Our car park is checked by an external car park management company and failure to clearly display your ticket will result in a parking fine.
Car Park A - Attercliffe Road
This car park is on site and should be accessed through the entrance on Attercliffe Road (A6178). We recommend that you use this car park if you are travelling from M1 Junction 34, Meadowhall and the North.
Car Park B - Broughton Lane
This car park is on site and should be accessed through the entrance on Broughton Lane (A6102). We recommend that you use this car park if you are travelling from the M1 Junction 33 and the South.
Car Park C - Great Central
This car park is only open when there is sufficient demand for on-site car parking. Advanced pre-paid tickets for this car park only go on sale when Car Park's A&B have been sold out, and as a result it is highly unusual for us to sell this car park in advance of the show day.This car park is located a 1 minute walk from the venue and can be accessed through the entrance on Greenland Road (A6102). There is a 2.1 metre height restrictor at the entrance to Car Park C. We recommend that you use this car park if you are travelling from the M1 Junction 33 and the South.Car park C is locked 45 minutes after the end of a show and when there is no show at the venue this car park is locked and you will be unable to access this car park.If this car park is open it will be manned please purchase your ticket from the attendant upon entry.The pay & display machine located next to the car park entrance is no longer in use.
Car Park D - Don Valley Grass Bowl
Dependent upon the weather conditions there is a further over-flow car park next to the Arena in the Don Valley Bowl - Car Park D, the availability of this car park is dependent upon the weather (as it is a grass surface) and if in use you will be directed to this car park by the car park staff when you arrive. Car park D is locked 45 minutes after the end of the show.
There is no charge if you chose to bring a bike or motorcycle to a show & park in the Arena car park. There is a limited number of metal railings to attach your bike to but there is no shelter or locker facility.
To guarantee on-site parking at the Arena we strongly recommend you purchase your parking ticket at the same time as you book your event tickets, in advance, either here online through this web site, in person at the Box Office or by phone on 0114 256 56 56. For all shows Car Parks A&B will be available to purchase in advance, with Car Park C only opened when there is demand and then on most shows this will only be on the day of the show and Car Park D cannot be pre-sold because the surface is grass and dependent upon the weather conditions. Advanced purchased car park tickets will be posted to you before the show, will be significantly cheaper than those purchased on the day and guarantee on site hassle free reserved parking.
Parking tickets may be purchased on the day from either the box office at Entrance C or from the car park attendant as you enter the car park (if the parking has not already sold-out in advance).
Advanced tickets for cars will be £5, compared with £7 when purchased on the day for Ice Hockey. Car parking tickets for all other events will be priced at £7 advanced, and £10 on the day. If you don't purchase your parking at the time of booking your event tickets, dependent upon the delivery method you choose there may be a fulfillment fee - click here for further information on our fulfillment fees.
Alternatively you can select the show you want to book advanced parking for and select the "pre-book parking" option from there.
Advanced car parking is also available for coaches and mini-buses. The following charges apply: £15 advanced and £20 on the day for coaches, £10 advanced and £15 on the day for mini-buses - subject to availability, advanced booking highly recommended. You cannot book your parking for coaches and mini-buses online, they are only available in person from the Box Office or call the ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56. Further information on how Print At Home works & what you require to print your own tickets is available here.
From ten days prior to an event, advanced car parking tickets will only be available as either print at home (up until the day of the show) or in person from the venue.
Once you have purchased your car park ticket you can then decide how you would like this delivered, Print At Home or Post - further details on our fulfillment charges available here. Please always ensure you bring your ticket with the barcode with you to gain access to the car park. On the day of the event access to the car park is usually from 3pm unless otherwise stated on your ticket & you can leave at any time. On arrival you will be directed by the car-park attendant to the next available parking space - please follow their direction. When a show has more than one performance a day then a parking ticket will state a time that you can access the car park from and a time that you must leave the car park by. This is to ensure that customers attending the earlier or later show performances are able to access the Arena car park. Please note that all ticket are valid for one admission only will not allow re-admittance once you leave the car park.
The car park ticket is only valid on the day and between the times printed on the ticket.
You must adhere to the times stated – penalty charges displayed throughout the car park will be enforced on all cars parking outside these times.
Please ensure that you print off and/or bring your pre-paid parking ticket to access the car park. Failure to do so will lead to delay and require full payment at the day rate to access the car park. Also make sure your car park ticket is clearly displayed when you leave your vehicle in the Arena car park. Our car park is checked by an external car park management company and failure to clearly display your ticket will result in a parking fine.
If you have any feedback on the system or suggestions please let us know at [email protected]
Disabled Car Parking facilities are available at the Arena priced at £7 advanced and £10 on the day or £5 advanced and £7 on the day for ice hockey events (per car and subject to availability). Spaces are limited and we strongly recommend you book in advance and at the same time as you are booking your event tickets.
Please be aware that you can chose a pre-booked space in the disabled parking section on either the Red or Blue side of the building for all of our events. Disabled parking spaces are also available on the Green side of the building for Ice Hockey only. You cannot book a specific location within the disabled parking sections but we will make every effort to find you the most suitable parking location that we can within the section when you arrive - but specific spaces within the disabled parking can't be reserved.
A copy of the pre-paid car parking information and directions leaflet is available here.
To guarantee your disabled parking space simply click on this link and select the show you are attending where you can then check availability and if available book online or call us on 0114 256 56 56.
If you don't purchase your parking at the time of booking your event tickets, dependent upon the delivery method you choose there may be a fulfillment fee - click here for further information on our fulfillment fees.
When you are on the way to & from the Arena you can still keep in touch with the latest traffic, travel and parking situation.
For live travel updates On The Day we recommend you follow us on Facebook and Twitter where important travel & parking information will be announced. All the latest information is posted on social media to assist you with your travel & parking arrangements On The Day of the show using #arenatravelupdate.
Live South Yorkshire travel information including the latest information during adverse weather conditions is available through Travel South Yorkshire's twitter feed @TSYalerts.
The Highways Agency official live traffic twitter feed for the motorways & major A roads in Yorkshire can be followed @HAtraffic_yorks.
If the Arena car park is sold out we recommend using Supertram Park and Ride facilities - the closest park and ride to the Arena is located at Meadowhall Interchange. Alternatively there is a further Park and Ride just off Sheffield Parkway at Nunnery Square - more information available from Supertram.
Further travel tools that you may find useful including local traffic cameras updated every minute to give you an idea of the traffic flow around the area - just click on any of the links below for the latest live information.
All Sheffield Traffic Cameras
Individual Sheffield Traffic Camera List
Live travel information for those travelling by road and/or
public transport in South Yorkshire
Latest news on public transport disruption in South Yorkshire
Current and scheduled road works in Sheffield
Traffic Alerts listing the current incidents and congestion on
England's motorways and major A-Roads
View all the roadworks in advance of your journey to the venue here
Don't forget to keep an eye out for the matrix signs that are located on the main roads in and around Sheffield that will also carry the latest traffic & travel alerts.
Park and Ride facilities are available from the train station at Meadowhall Shopping Centre and off the Sheffield Parkway (A630). Supertram also connects the park and ride facilities throughout the City to the Arena - for more information on Park & Ride, call Traveline on (01709) 51 51 51.
If part of your journey needs to be by car, why not Park & Ride? Most trams to the Arena travel away from local roads, bypassing traffic.
Meadowhall Park & Ride
Situated next to Meadowhall Interchange to the North of the Meadowhall shopping centre this site has great access from Junction 34 of the M1 and parking is free.
Nunnery Square (Sheffield Parkway) Park & Ride
This site is ideal for the Motorpoint Arena and is accessible from Junction 33 of the M1. The car park is secure and It is only a 5 minute tram ride from the Arena.Trams are every 10 minutes at peak times and 20 minutes off peak.
Tickets include car parking and unlimited tram travel for the driver on the day of purchase with some group tickets also available.
Middlewood and Halfway Park & Ride
sites also offer secure car parking at easily accessible locations outside of the City Centre combined with a regular tram service to take you hassle free to your destination.
For more information direct from the operators of the Supertram network click here.
The Arena/ Don Valley tram stop is linked to the venue by it’s own footpath and it is only a two minute walk. Trams travel to the Arena away from road traffic giving a fast, smooth, and reliable way to arrive at your event. A conductor is on every tram so there is no need to buy a ticket before you board.
If part of your journey needs to be by car, why not Park & Ride? Most trams to the Arena travel away from local roads, bypassing traffic. For more information on travelling to the Arena by Supertram click here.
The Arena is served by several bus routes click here to visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.
Mercury Taxis are Sheffield's Premier taxi company - contact them on 0114 266 2662 or visit their web site for prices and more information.
The Arena has two rail stations within easy reach of the venue.
Sheffield's main railway station is situated in the City Centre - Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP - and is approximately a 10 minute taxi or Supertram journey to the venue.
An alternative station is available at Meadowhall Interchange - which has a Supertram link to the venue - approximately a 5 minute Supertram journey to the venue.
For further information on rail travel visit East Midlands Trains & TransPennine Express official websites.
Sheffield Arena is just a short drive away from Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. Robin Hood Airport is the UK's newest Airport, with low cost & holiday flights to destinations across Europe & beyond.
The following charges apply to all vehicles using the Arena car park at all times other than event days:
Monday to Sunday 8am until 5.30pm
0 – 1 hours Free - please obtain a ticket from the pay & display machine and display the ticket in your car
1- 9.5 hours £3 - please purchase ticket from the pay & display machine and display the ticket in your car
Please note that tickets purchased after 8am are only valid until 5.30pm, if your stay covers before & after 5.30pm you will need to purchase separate tickets.
Monday to Sunday 5.30pm until 8am
0 – 1 hours - please obtain a ticket from the pay & display machine and display the ticket in your car
1- 13.5 hours £3 - please purchase ticket from the pay & display machine and display the ticket in your car
Further details are available from the pay and display machines located in the Arena car park.