On the 28th and 29th of October it has been announced that Little Mix will be performing at Sheffield Arena as part of their LM5 tour. Thousands are expected to attend the concert leaving many to question the transportation situation to and from the event and what the best method is. Therefore if you’ve already booked tickets or still considering attending, here is a little guide that states all the methods of transport that can be used to get to the arena hassle free.
The airport closest to the venue is Doncaster Sheffield Airport. For more information on flight times, available facilities and general information check out our airport guide.
If you are driving to the arena, the full address for the location is: Sheffield Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF. The arena itself will be signposted from Sheffield Parkway.
In terms of parking there are 3 sites available, A and B being the primary areas (consisting of around 1000 spaces) with C on standby.
Car Park A: Attercliffe Road- Recommended for those travelling from the north, Meadowhall and the M1 J34.
Car Park B: Broughton Lane- Recommended for those travelling from the south or the M1 J33.
Car Park C: (should A and B be full)- Recommended for those travelling from the south or the M1 J33. Please note that this car park has a height restriction of 2.1 metres and is closed an hour after the end of the show.
Multiple bus routes are available from Sheffield City Centre as well as Meadowhall (both of which will take you directly to the arena). For more information on the service and times visit: Travel South Yorkshire
The nearest stations to the arena are Meadowhall Interchange and Sheffield Midland, both of which have trams and buses that travel to the arena.
When it comes to trams there are two routes available that will get you to the stadium depending on which direction your coming from.
Route 1– Meadowhall to Sheffield Arena
During peak times trams to the arena run every 10 minutes, while off-peak its every 20 minutes. The total journey time on the other hand is only 6 minutes.
Route 2– Sheffield Midland Railway Station (City Centre) to Sheffield Arena
Trams leave city centre every 10 minutes (peak times) and 20 minutes (off peak times). Total journey time is 20 to 30 minutes.
When at Sheffield Midland station, the tramstop can be located at the rear of the station and once there, board any tram on the platform that’s closest to the station. Then leave this tram at Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge and cross over to the opposite platform to get the tram showing Meadowhall. From here all you need to do is get off at the Arena/Don Valley stop.
While there is no charge to park at the arena, there are a limited number of metal railings available due to there being no shelter or locker facilities on site.
While it is possible to walk to the arena from the city centre its not advised. This is due to the arena being 3 miles from the centre, making it about an hour on foot.