Since opening the doors in 1991 the arena has raised the curtain on everyone from Oasis to Prince, Elton John to Tina Turner, Take That to Little Britain and Paul Mcartney to Girls Aloud!
In fact around 900,000 people walk through our doors each year to sample some of the finest entertainment in the World! In addition the arena is home to the Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team.
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. Car parking tickets can be purchased from the venue prior to the event or on the day.
Rail - The Arena has two rail stations within easy reach of the venue. Sheffield's main railway station is situated in the City Centre 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 which is approximately a 5 minute Supertram journey to the venue.
Supertram - The Arena tram stop is linked to the venue by it’s own footpath and 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.
Bus - The Arena is served by several bus routes including X78 and 69.
Disabled car parking facilities are available at the Arena. Car park tickets can be purchased by contacting the venue direct.
Access to Concourse Level
The concourse can by accessed via lifts located at Entries B & C or via an external ramp located on the Blue side of the building close to Entry C.
The venue Box Office is located at Entrance C on the ground floor and has a purpose built low level counter. A hearing assistance system is installed on box office counters marked with the international symbol of deafness or hard of hearing for customers with hearing difficulties. There is ample parking outside the entrance, including disabled parking spaces.
There are three viewing platforms accessed via red concourse, two via green and three via blue - these are called Seating Bays. On most concerts one personal assistant/companion is permitted to sit in this area with the customer who requires the assistant/companion. If you require access to the seating bay locations please call the venue direct.
Three sets of accessible toilets are available on the ground level accessible to public (Entry B, C and D) plus 4 purpose built unisex facilities on concourse level - these are signed and directly accessed from concourse and are located 2 on Red concourse and 2 on Blue concourse. RADAR locks are used and a key can be obtained from Information on green concourse (although customers may have their own which they can also use). Please ask a steward who will advise of the nearest facilities.
Assistance dogs are permitted into the venue and pass outs will be provided if the customer requires.
If strobe lighting is going to be used at an event information advising customers of this is clearly displayed next to every set of doors on concourse. There would be no warnings during the performance.
British Red Cross are present at all events. This is also supplemented with a paramedic and technician depending on the event and audience profile.
1 assisted changing faciIity with a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and a tracking hoist system is located at Entry B .