All the travel and general information for the Elton John concert on Saturday, June 13th...
WE ARE delighted to welcome Elton John and his Band to Banks's Stadium on Saturday, June 13th for what promises to be a fantastic live, outdoor concert.
Tickets are still available from the Banks's Stadium Ticket Office (open weekdays 9.00am until 4.30pm) or by calling 01922-651 414/416.
In the meantime, here is all the transport and general information that you will need:
GETTING TO THE CONCERT
Banks’s Stadium is in Walsall, West Midlands and right next to the M6 motorway in the heart of the Black Country. Walsall is located 8 miles north-west of the City of Birmingham and 6 miles east of the City of Wolverhampton. Walsall is served by the A34, the A454, the A461, the A4148 and the M6 for road travel. There are three nearby junctions on the M6 motorway: J7, J9 and J10.
EVENT DAY PARKING
Please note there is no public parking on Banks’s Stadium for the Elton John concert other than for accredited guests and hospitality customers. Parking in close proximity to the Stadium is outlined below and will be on a strictly first come first served basis, and will be limited. We have identified over 700 parking spaces at different locations at walking distance from the ground. Patrons attending the stadium by car are also asked to note that Bescot Crescent from the entrance to Bescot Retail Park to the junction at Brockhurst Crescent will be closed from 6.00pm on the day of the concert.
Car Park A - Barhale Car Park (WS1 4NN) – Approx. 95 car parking spaces. Passes for this car park can be purchased in advance from the Ticket Office on 01922 651416 at a cost of £5.
Car Park B - Joseph Leckie CTC School (WS5 4PG) – Approx. 200 car parking spaces. Approx. 5 minute walk from the Stadium. Access after 6pm from A4031 and Walstead Road East. Passes for this car park can be purchased in advance from the Ticket Office on 01922 651 416 at a cost of £5.
Car Parks C - Banks’s Stadium (WS1 4SA) Approx. 430 general car park spaces marked as Red Zone (100 spaces for Hospitality customers only with permit), Green Zone (280 spaces) and Yellow Zone (130 spaces) on the map. Passes for these on-site car parks can be purchased in advance from the Ticket Office on 01922 651 416 at a cost of £10. Please note that the Green and Yellow Zone car parks have uneven tarmac and gravel surfacing. These may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues.
Coach and minibuses enquiries, please call 01922 651416.
PARKING FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY & SPECIAL NEEDS
There are 35 designated car parking spaces on the Banks’s Stadium Red Zone Car Park for Blue Badge holders and pre-booking of these spaces will be required by calling 01922 651 416.
Walsall Football Club is keen to promote alternatives to travelling to the concert by car in order to minimise the impact on the environment, on local residents and on the highway network. The concert will finish at 22.30 and we advise patrons to check times with the rail and bus providers before travel.
Bescot Station serves Banks’s Stadium on the Walsall Line between Birmingham New Street and Walsall. It is situated just 0.1 mile away from the Away Stand of Banks’s Stadium and less than two minutes walk away. Please check with National Rail and the Trainline to check the train times to Bescot Station. The concert is due to finish at 22.30 and we have been advised that extra trains have been instructed to stop at Bescot Station to coincide with that timing:
To Birmingham: 22.43 23.13 23.43
To Walsall: 23.00 23.41
Most local bus services arrive into Walsall bus station, situated 2.6 miles north of Banks’s Stadium, with routes from Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, West Bromwich and the outskirts of Walsall. Banks’s Stadium is served by the 401E and 45 routes.
Do keep your ticket with you at all times.
Do be in your seat by the start of the show.
Do allow ample time to take advantage of the toilet facilities.
Do bring waterproof clothing.
Do put any rubbish in the bins provided for you.
Do look out for official vendors and concession stalls.
Do avoid unlicensed traders outside of the venue offering inferior goods.
Do tune in to local radio stations for the latest travel updates.
Do not bring food or drink of any sort into the venue.
Do not arrive with any form of audio or visual recording equipment. There will be security checks in place and items may be confiscated if necessary.
Do not put up umbrellas during the concert performance.
Do not leave valuables on display in your vehicle.
Access to the food village will commence at 4.00pm.
Access to the venue will commence at 5.00pm.
Please enter by the gates indicated by signage and stewards. From here follow the signage around the venue to find the area, block, row and seat indicated on your ticket.
This is an outdoor concert. The seating on the pitch is all flat floor, not raised.
Seats within the venue may be covered or uncovered.
The concert will not be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Please bring clothing appropriate to the expected weather conditions.
Please note that there will not be a left luggage or cloakroom facility at the venue.
The concert will commence at approximately 7.00pm. Please allow plenty of time for your journey and for parking and transfer, as well as getting to your seat.
A full range of hot & cold food and drink will be available to purchase at Banks’s Stadium.
Please note there will be limited access to credit/debit card machines.
Cash machines will NOT be available within the Stadium but there is one located at the
NO CAMERAS OR AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT
Please do not bring cameras, video recorders or tape recorders, as these will not be permitted within the venue.
First Aid points are situated within the venue and are clearly signposted.
Any steward will be pleased to direct you.
A SEATING PLAN CAN BE FOUND HERE...