Located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, First Direct Arena has been making quite a name for itself since its opening in September 2013. Having kicked off the grand opening with a performance by Sir Elton John, First Direct Arena has since been noted as one of the greatest entertainment venues in England. The arena boasts a "super theatre" configuration created to enhance attendees' experience. All seats face the stage, and acoustics were designed to offer the best sound experience in the UK. Spectators can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with reduced viewing distances. During its first year, the arena hosted several concerts with performances by Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Depeche Mode, Kaiser Chiefs and Status Quo. With its seating capacity of more than 13,000, First Direct Arena continues to present performances by prominent artists, such as Rita Ora, Gladys Knight, Mark Knopfler and many more. With sports and entertainment such as basketball, concerts, boxing, family shows and tennis, it's no wonder the arena is considered one of the best venues, not only in the country but in the world. Find the best seating and tickets for First Direct Arena events at StubHub.
Is there public transportation near the arena?
Yes, there is a city bus that runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:50 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. The Leeds City train station, 2.25 kilometers from the arena, is another option.
Is First Direct Arena accessible to people with disabilities?
From the entry points to the seating and restrooms, First Direct Arena events are accessible to all guests. For those with limited mobility, wheelchairs may be used to assist them with getting to the seating area. Also, escalators and lifts are available to help with reaching the various blocks in the arena.
Are parking lots available near the arena?
Yes, there are a few parking lots to choose from, including Woodhouse Lane Car Park, Q-Park and Merrion Centre Car Park as well as on-street parking for disabled guests.
Can I purchase food and drinks at First Direct Arena events?
First Direct Arena concession stands on each floor throughout the arena provide a variety of food and drinks, including alcoholic beverage selections.
What items are not allowed inside the arena?
When coming to a First Direct Arena event, please know that items such as outside drink, food, oversized bags, umbrellas or illegal drugs are not allowed. Guests are searched prior to entering the arena, and refusing to comply with a search may prevent you from gaining admission.Back to Top