Safety, Security & Traffic


If you're heading to our arena over the coming weeks, please give this a read...

We are shocked and saddened by the terrible incident at the Manchester Arena last night. Our thoughts are with those who were affected.

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Statement from NEC Group CEO Paul Thandi Manchester incident:

"Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the terrible incident at the Manchester Arena last night. We’re shocked and saddened by what has happened.

Public safety at our events is our priority and we have a number of security measures in place which we continue to review.

We don’t discuss specific security details as doing so is potentially detrimental to these measures, however, we do use a number of different security techniques.

Our teams - who liaise with the police, exhibition and conference organisers and concert promoters on an on-going basis - are vigilant at all times and review security measures as necessary.

We encourage those attending our events to also remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to our security staff or police."

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Your safety at our events is our priority and our teams will continue to remain vigilant. The national threat level remains at severe and advice from the government is to “be alert, not alarmed”. Those attending our events should also be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to our security staff or police. We have a number of security measures in place and will continue to review these.

All bags will be searched.  Bags larger than a small laptop bag or handbag will not be allowed into the Genting Arena / Barclaycard Arena.

You should arrive as early as possible and allow more time for security checks when arriving at the venue.

Remember, be alert, not alarmed.

Traffic Update

Now, with the arena sitting in the heart of the city, the surrounding roads around Birmingham are always quite busy. Add factors such as the arrival of the German Market and the road closures around the Paradise Forum redevelopment, plus thousands of fans arriving / leaving the venue at the same time, then you’re going to get a lot of traffic.

For more information on routes and road closures surrounding the city, check this out here. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey. Alternatively, you could always jump on the train or hop on a bus!