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    sheffield motorpoint arena?

    Going to sheffield motorpoint arena in few weeks for a concert.

    any one been? Any tips?

    whats traffic and parking like etc..

    not starting till 8pm so motorways should be ok once on them i imagine.. not sure what time it goes on to tho :s

    cheers.

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    Can be a nightmare coming away only 1 way out or thats the way it was for us, heading back to the M1.. We watched simply red there last year and wasn't good in or out to be honest, parked quite close but 1 set of lights on the way out....

    Im pretty sure there is parking at the arena for £5, but its mental getting out after the show, usally takes about 30 minutes to get out the car park.

    I have been there last Saturday (Disney on ice) and this Saturday just gone for Peter Kay.
    Parking is £5 in the arena or £5 directly across for the arena but the one across from the arena is miles easier to get out of (its on the left where the entrance to the arena is on the right).
    Doors open an hour before the show but the car park is open way before, getting in to the car park is easy as it traffic managed but as for leaving you're better off waiting 15 mins to let everyone fight their way out and then it's all clear all the way to the motorway.
    If you are planning on getting there early and having a beer in the local pubs, think again!!! it took us 40 minutes just to get served never mind being packed in like sardines.

    Hope this helps

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    Not the easiest to get to. If you get off at J34, you'll have to queue past the lemmings making their way into Meadowhall, then queue around the retail park. You can sneak through Centertainment to cut off the corner (you come out opposite the arena).

    Personally I'd get off at J33, parkway towards Sheffield, off at first junction, under the parkway, up past Carcraft, over a million roundabouts, left at the lights, right at the lights, Arena on left.

    Centertainment is packed at the best of times, and they actively look for people using it for the arena to ticket them. Parking at the retail park is limited to 3 hours I think.

    Original Poster

    thanks people..

    with it not starting till 8pm hopefully it will just be the show traffic(meadowhall would be shut by then ?? ) then even though that sounds like going to be alot... its only me and my daughter and im driving so no beers so thats not an issue.. i may just take a slow walk back to the car park after then and let alot of the traffic go before hand.

    unless there would there be be any street parking close by to avoid it (and the £5 fee lol) seeing as its night time show??



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    m00nie

    thanks people..with it not starting till 8pm hopefully it will just be … thanks people..with it not starting till 8pm hopefully it will just be the show traffic(meadowhall would be shut by then ?? ) then even though that sounds like going to be alot... its only me and my daughter and im driving so no beers so thats not an issue.. i may just take a slow walk back to the car park after then and let alot of the traffic go before hand. unless there would there be be any street parking close by to avoid it (and the £5 fee lol) seeing as its night time show??



    Not much street parking nearby, since its all busy dual carriageways etc.

    BTW, Meadowhall is open til 9 usually, and now 10 up until Christmas I believe.

    I usually get there early and park in the arena pub opposite but they soon go. From experience easy to get to awful to get out from just take your time leaving

    Original Poster

    cheers..

    looks like jn 33 on way there and just take time coming out then..

    i could suggest to daughter we leave the show early to avoid the traffic.. (wonder if an hour ealry would be too ott lol)

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    This would be my route, but ask others if they agree...

    ]Google Maps Link

    (The arena is the arena-shaped building about 1cm below the "b" marker)
    Edited by: "vibeone" 29th Nov 2010
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