With its redevelopment completed in October 2009, the reinvigorated LG Arena is a must stop destination on the European Touring Circuit. The former NEC Arena, which was renamed the LG Arena in 2008 after a sponsorship rights deal with LG Electronics, features brand new seating, hospitality, bars, restaurants and other essential customer facilities as well as improved backstage areas.
With a more intimate seating configuration the arena provides an outstanding audience experience and continues the legacy that The NEC Arena began when first opening its doors nearly 30 years ago.
The sponsorship deal with LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics, has helped transform The NEC Arena into a stylish, engaging, must visit, world class venue.
Birmingham City Council has provided funding through a £25 million loan which will be serviced and repaid by improved financial performance from the LG Arena. Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands has also contributed a £3million grant towards the project.
LG Arena, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
0844 338 8000
The LG Arena is situated 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre; its central location ensures it is at the hub of the UK motorway network. Visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC site directly using the following motorways - M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.
The NEC is signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most good maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.
As a free flowing alternative to the M6, the M6 Toll offers reliably shorter journey times through the West Midlands. It runs between Junctions 4 and 11 of the M6, and there is easy access to The NEC from Junction T1 of the toll road.
If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint us. Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you into an onsite car park. Please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.
The LG Arena is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station; if you are coming to a concert or event at the LG Arena then it is just a short walk from the station.
Depending on your origin station you can travel directly by train to the LG Arena by alighting at Birmingham International. If your point of origin does not provide a service directly to Birmingham International you will need to travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there.
For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries:
Tel: 08457 484950
Birmingham New Street Station is a short journey of approximately 10-15 minutes from Birmingham International Station.
Once you have arrived at Birmingham International Rail Station take the stairs or lift from any platform up to the station interchange. The entrance to The NEC is situated on the right hand side as you exit the station and is clearly signposted. Continue to walk along the covered walkway called the bridgelink where you can then follow signs to the LG Arena.