Coldplay Traffic Update
24 May 2012
Coldplay Concert Traffic Update
Coldplay Travel Update
Music fans driving to the Coldplay concert at the Ricoh Arena will be able to use a new exit for the first time.
Over the last few months, work has been carried out to improve the exit into and out of car-park C on the A444 to ease congestion at peak periods when major events are held at the Ricoh Arena.
On Tuesday, concert-goers will be able to use the new filter lanes into and out of the 750-space car-park C to head for home more quickly.
Anthony Mundy, facilities director at the Ricoh Arena, said advice was being issued to drivers to prevent feelings of frustration while queuing to leave the venue’s car-parks.
He said: “We’re all excited about kicking off Coldplay’s UK summer stadium tour and we want everyone to have a brilliant night.
“There are bound to be a few hold-ups since over 40,000 will be at the concert but we hope by letting everyone know of these plans and a little patience that everyone will leave as quickly and safely as possible.
“Our advice is for motorists parking in the official car-parks in A, B and C to stay behind for a coffee or soft drink in Bar 87 on the south side of the building near the new staircase for 30 minutes after the gig has finished.
“We recommend fans wanting to travel on the M6 after the concert to park in car park A and those planning to go towards the city centre to park in car park B to speed up their exits.
“Motorists in car park C should go into different lanes depending on their destination following the completion of the recent changes to the dual-carriageway.
“Coldplay fans heading for the M6 should drive into the left hand filter lane to reach the A444 where lanes will be coned off and those wanting to travel towards the city centre should go into the right hand lane as they exit the car-park to reach the junction on the A444.”
Parking is also available at park and walk sites at Christ the King, Exhall Grange School, St Finbars FC and Holbrook Primary School, priced at £15. Bookings and directions are available by clicking here
“As well as on-site parking, we have 5,000 spaces available in our park and walk sites which are only a few minutes away from the Ricoh Arena,” Anthony said. “Bookings can be made in advance or by paying cash on Tuesday night.
“Those on foot heading for the footbridge across the A444 should use the new stairway, which is for everyone’s safety, to avoid crossing the roundabout.
“We really want the concert to end on a high note and for everyone to get home as quickly and safely as possible.”