Leicester Community Sports Arena
Leicester Community Sports Arena

Leicester Arena

31 Charter Street

Leicester

LE1 3UD

 

0116 326 9700

Directions to LCSA

 

The Leicester Arena is well serviced by road links as it is situated alongside one of the main arteries into Leicester City Centre, a short distance from the inner ring road, coming from the Melton Road to Belgrave Gate.


People travelling to and from the venue will be able to do so easily whatever your mode of transport.


The Arena is located at 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD; there is limited dedicated car parking for Arena users at the Arena for Arena Events (including disabled parking); however there are over 3,000 car parking spaces within a 15 minute walk of the Arena.


Car: 


From M1 and M69 – (Recommended game night car parks*: Highcross Rooftop (LE1 4FY), Highcross John Lewis (LE1 4QJ), Leicester College St. Margaret’s Campus (LE1 3WL), Charter Street Businesses (LE1 3UD - see map below))

 

  • Exit the motorway at Junction 21 (M1)/Leicester Junction (M69)
  • Follow the signs for Leicester City Centre (A5460) for approx 3.2 miles
  • On City Centre approach continue on St. Augustine’s Way/Vaughan Way (A47) for a further 1 mile towards Inner Ring Road signposted central ring A594 north
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • At junction (St. Margaret’s Way/Burleys Way) just before the overpass, go straight ahead, keeping left 
  • Turn left onto Thames St 
  • Right onto Yarmouth Street
  • Left on to Navigation Street 
  • Right onto Gas Street
  • Left onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena 

 

A6 Loughborough/Rothley/Quorn/Mountsorrel – (Recommended game night car parks*: Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR), Charter Street Businesses (LE1 3UD), Leicester College St. Margaret’s Campus (LE1 3WL) - see map below.

 

  • Follow A6 towards Leicester
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • At junction St. Margaret’s Way/Burleys Way just before the overpass go straight ahead bearing left
  • Turn left onto Thames St
  • Right onto Yarmouth Street
  • Left on to Navigation Street
  • Right onto Gas Street
  • Left  onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena 

 

A6 Kibworth/Mkt Harborough/Oadby/Wigston – (Recommended game night car parks*: Lee Circle (LE1 3RE), Abbey Street (LE1 3UA), Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR), Leicester College – Memory Lane/Painter Street (LE1 3WA), B&M former Sainsbury’s at Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR) - see map below. 

 

  • Follow A6 (London Road) towards Leicester to meet A594
  • Follow A594 onto St. Matthews Way (2nd exit)
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • Take 3rd exit at roundabout onto A607
  • Turn left onto Foundry Square
  • Left onto Archdeacon Street
  • Right onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena 

 

A47 Oakham/Rutland/Humberstone/Scraptoft (westbound) – (Recommended game night car parks*: Lee Circle (LE1 3RE), Abbey Street (LE1 3UA), Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR), Leicester College - Memory Lane/Painter Street (LE1 3WA))

 

  • Follow A47 towards Leicester
  • At St. Matthews Way roundabout take 4th exit
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • Take 3rd exit at roundabout onto A607
  • Turn left onto Foundry Square
  • Left onto Archdeacon Street
  • Right onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena

 

A47 Hinckley/Nuneaton/Leicester Forest East (Eastbound) – (Recommended game night car parks*: Highcross Rooftop (LE1 4FY), Highcross John Lewis (LE1 4QJ), Leicester College St. Margaret’s Campus (LE1 3WL), Charter Street Businesses (LE1 3UD) - see map below.

 

  • Follow A47 (Hinckley Road) towards Leicester
  • Follow route onto Vaughan Way/Burleys Way (A47) signposted central ring A594 north
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • At junction (St.Margaret’s Way/Burleys Way) go straight ahead just before the overpass keeping left
  • Turn left onto Thames St
  • Right onto Yarmouth Street
  • Left on to Navigation Street
  • Right onto Gas Street
  • Left onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena

 

A50 Markfield/Coalville/Groby – (Recommended game night car parks*: Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR), Charter Street Businesses (LE1 3UD), Leicester College St. Margaret’s Campus (LE1 3WL)) - see map below.

 

  • Follow A50 towards Leicester
  • Follow Route onto Frog Island (A50)
  • Turn left onto Sanvey Gate
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • At end of road turn right onto St. Margaret’s Way
  • Bear left on to Burleys Way
  • Turn left onto Thames St
  • Right onto Yarmouth Street
  • Left on to Navigation Street
  • Right onto Gas Street
  • Left onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena

 

A607 Melton Mowbray/Syston/Thurmaston – (Recommended game night car parks*: Belgrave Circle (LE4 6AR), Abbey Park Road (LE4 5AF), Abbey Street (LE1 3UA), Leicester College – Memory Lane/Painter Street, (LE1 3WA)) - see map below.

 

  • Follow A607 (Melton Road) towards Leicester
  • At Belgrave Circle take 3rd exit keeping right
  • Recommended car parks are in this area
  • At next roundabout take 4th exit heading back toward Belgrave Circle
  • Turn left onto Foundry Square
  • Left onto Archdeacon Street
  • Right onto Charter Street to Arrive at Leicester Arena

 

*Recommended car parks are advised to limit congestion in the local vicinity and also to provide visitors with a swifter exit from the Arena. It is hoped that the use of these recommended parking areas will decrease traffic local to the Arena, enabling shorter journey times.

 

Bus: Buses are available from right across the county with the City Centre/Highcross Shopping Centre a short walk (less than 15 mins) from the Arena. Alternatively the following services run nearby:

 

First Bus: 22, 25, 26 & 54 (visit www.firstgroup.com/leicester/plan-journey for further details)

 

Arriva: 126,127, 5, 5A & 6 (visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/midlands/timetables)

 

Full details can also be found at www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk

 

Train: For the latest train information visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk. Leicester Station is approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from Leicester Arena.

 

Cycle: The closest cycle route to the Arena is ‘Route 6’, linking Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, running parallel with the Arena. Further provision for cyclists is also planned for the area in the future.

 

Visitors looking for a comprehensive overview of any possible journey times can visit www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk

 

On foot: Arena is easily accesible on foot from the City Centre and surrounding areas

 

Leicester Train Station (20 mins): Turn right on exit from the station towards Waterloo Way/St. Georges Way. Turn left onto Charles Street for 0.5 miles. Continue onto Belgrave Gate for a further 0.2m (approx). Turn left onto Foundry Square thren left again onto Archdeacon Lane then right onto Charter Street where the Arena is situated on the right around 0.1m ahead.

 

Highcross Shopping Centre/Highcross John Lewis car park (15 mins): head towards Vaughan Way turning right (left if coming from car park) following A594/Burleys Way for approx 0.5m, turn left onto Thames Street, right onto Yarmouth Street then left on to Navigation St, this merges in Gas St which leads on to Charter Street where the Arena can be seen to your left.

 

Whatever your intended mode of transport please check the relevant timetables and leave plenty of time for your journey.

 

LEICESTER ARENA CAR PARKING OVERVIEW

 

Leicester Arena is well served by local transport links and an array of nearby parking options within walking distance.

 

There are in excess of 3000 spaces available all within a 15 minute walk of the Arena.

 

We want all service users of the Arena to enjoy their visit, so it is advised to use parking facilities recommended due to roadside parking restrictions enforced in the local vicinity. Leicester Arena, Leicester Riders and our partners recommend visitors park responsibly when attending at all times.

 

Instances of irresponsible parking could be subject to fines in accordance with the regulations set by those responsible for the respective areas.

 

At the Arena we also would like to encourage, whenever possible, car sharing among visitors in order to help reduce our collective carbon footprint and also to reduce congestion in the local area. The Arena is fully accesible to all within our community and has disabled parking facilities plus ample facilities for cyclists on site.

 

Leicester Arena Recommended Car Parking:

 

Arena (South):

 

 

Leicester Community Sports Arena, Charter Street  (LE1 3UD) (disabled parking only game days)

 

Charter Street Businesses (game nights only) (LE1 3UD) – FREE*

 

Leicester College Memory Lane/Painter Street Car Park (LE1 3WA) – FREE*

 

John Lewis Highcross (LE1 4QJ) – After 5pm leave before 6am - £2.50

 

Highcross Rooftop (LE1 4FY) – After 5pm leave before 6am - £2.50

 

Abbey Street NCP (LE1 3UA) – 24 hour - £3.80

 

Leicester College – St. Margaret’s Campus (LE1 3WL) - *FREE

 

Lee Circle NCP (LE1 3RE) – 24 hour - £3.80

 

Arena (North):

 

 

Leicester Community Sports Arena, Charter Street (LE1 3UD) – (disabled parking only game days)

 

Abbey Park Road (LE4 5AF) – 7.30am until dusk – 4 hours £2.30/6 hours £2.80

 

Charter Street Businesses (LE1 3UD) (game nights only) – FREE*

 

Leicester College Painter Street/Memory Lane Car Parks (LE1 3WA) – FREE*

 

Belgrave Circle/Melton Road (next to B&M/former Sainsbury’s site) (LE4 6AR) – after 6pm – FREE*

 

B&M (former Sainsbury’s Melton Road store) (LE4 6AR) – FREE (MAX STAY 2 HOURS)

 

Further details of parking can be found at: 

 

www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/parking-in-leicester/where-to-park

en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/info/parking_in_leicester/1808/

 

For the very latest on traffic congestion in the area plus information on roadworks visit:

 

www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/parking-in-leicester/area-traffic-control

or visit them on Twitter; https://twitter.com/ATCLeicester

 

*free parking is subject to availablity

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