Manchester Arena - George Michael
Manchester Arena, Victoria Station
The Manchester Arena is located in the City Centre, on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street, and is adjacent to Victoria Station.
BY CAR If travelling by car, the Manchester Arena is situated on the A56, 3 miles from Junction 17 of the M62.
PARKING The official NCP on-site multi-storey car park has a capacity of 900. In addition, approximately 3,500 recognised NCP spaces within 10 minutes walk serve the Manchester Arena. Please beware of unauthorised car parks and street parking. We advise anyone with walking difficulties to arrive as early as possible and use the car parks at the Arena, Shudehill or the Printworks.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT The Manchester Arena is one of the easiest places to get to by public transport; buses, trains and trams drop you only minutes away from the entrance.
BY BUS Many buses serve Cannon Street and Victoria bus stations and many more stop within easy walking distance in the city centre. If you're staying out late then Nightbus services on Friday and Saturday nights run directly past the Manchester Evening News Arena.
BY TRAM Manchester's excellent Metrolink systems passes right by the Manchester Evening News Arena, stopping at Victoria. Services run from Bury, Altrincham and Manchester Piccadilly rail station, with connections to Eccles.
BY TRAIN Victoria rail station is directly underneath the Manchester Evening News Arena and Piccadilly rail station is only a short Metrolink ride to Victoria Metrolink tram stop.
What should I bring with me? Patrons are advised to bring the least amount of belongings possible. Small bags are permitted but may be subject to searches and, at some events, may be removed from standing floor ticket-holders for collection afterwards. The unauthorised use of cameras, video or any other form of recording equipment is strictly prohibited. 35mm cameras are permitted at most events but professional cameras with a detachable zoom lens are not. At certain events, the promoter may request a ban on all photography and signs to this effect will be displayed at all entrances. No food or drink is to be brought into the venue. Banners are also prohibited.
What can I buy when I'm at the Arena? The Arena has a large and varied number of refreshment standards, offering a variety of hot and cold food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages. Official merchandise is also usually available inside the venue and occasionally in the City Room. Patrons are advised not to buy merchandise from vendors outside the M.E.N. Arena as these are not licensed suppliers and the quality of products cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that Upper Tier seats are very steep and are not advised for the elderly, infirm or those with an aversion to heights. If any of these apply, please do not purchase seats in the Upper Tier as relocation on the night is not possible.
Items found on the premises will be held in lost property; telephone 0161 950 5000 to check if your item has been handed in.