Getting Around Sheffield
One of the premier entertainment venues in the city of Sheffield, England, the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield is well served by several parts of the local transportation system. Driving to the arena is a common way for locals and tourists to get there, as the venue is located near Boughton Lane. The M1 Motorway, which runs for about 200 miles in a north-south direction through England, is located less than a mile away from the Motorpoint Arena. Drivers can exit the busy M1 Motorway at the Tinsley Roundabout and drive along Sheffield Road to get to the arena. The Sheffield Parkway, a major local road, is located about a mile south of the Motorpoint Arena.
To accommodate nearly 13,500 fans, the Motorpoint Arena offers just over 1,000 on-site parking spaces. Additional parking space for a few hundred vehicles may be available at the nearby Grass Bowl field. Street parking may be extremely limited around the indoor arena, so some drivers may have to walk a considerable distance to the arena after parking their cars.
Anyone coming to the Motorpoint Arena should be aware that there might be a football game going on at the nearby Don Valley Stadium, the home ground of Rotherham United Football Club. There may be heavy traffic congestion if the football stadium and indoor arena have events on the same day.
The Sheffield Supertram, a light rail tram system, provides a convenient method of getting to the Motorpoint Arena. The Valley Centertainment and Arena Don Valley Stadium stops are located directly across the Motorpoint Arena. The entire Supertram network consists of three lines that serve Sheffield and the surrounding suburban communities. To navigate the city, visitors should become familiar with the schedules of The Yellow Route, Blue Route, and Purple Route.
The Supertram trains make stops near the Sheffield Station, the major rail hub in the city. The Sheffield Station/Sheffield Hallam University stop allows for an easy transfer between the Supertram network and the railway station. Located in the City Centre, Sheffield Station is served by several national train companies including East Midland Trains, CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, and Northern Rail. These rail lines link Sheffield with all other regions of England and parts of Scotland. Located near the Sheffield Station is the Sheffield Interchange, where local buses and major coach companies such as National Express stop to pick up and drop off passengers.