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ELTON JOHN TRAVEL UPDATE

11 June 2015

Information on on-site parking...

UPDATE: ALL vehicles must vacate the premises after the event. Vehicles must not be left on site after the event or overnight. 


GETTING TO THE CONCERT


BY CAR

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. PLEASE NOTE: M6 Junction 9 Southbound is closed until November 2015. Visitors are advised to use Junction 7, accessible via the Birmingham Road. 



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.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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.


TRAIN

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


BUS

Most local bus services arrive into Walsall bus station or Bradford Place, 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, which leave from Bradford Place in the Town Centre (near the Cenotaph).


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