The Manchester Regional Arena is a multi-purpose sports facility situated next to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. Originally developed as the warm-up track for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the arena will host the 2020 British Athletics Championships.
Below is some information to help you plan your visit.
Conditions of entry
Your safety is our number one priority and we have a number of security measures in place to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience.
Please minimise the amount of possessions you bring with you to the event. Our security provision for the event will include searching so please allow extra time to get to the venue, as a full bag and body search will be in operation.
There will be security presence at the event as we work closely with our agencies and partners to ensure the safety and security of those attending.
Please travel light; no large baggage will be allowed in to the venue. Small handbags and rucksacks are advised, that can easily be stored away under your seat.
Certain items are not allowed into the arena in the interests of Health and Safety including: weapons, firearms, knives, smoke canisters, trumpets, flares, balls, frisbees or similar items, laser devices, spray paint, vuvuzelas, scooters, skateboards, glass, cans, ammunition, explosives, horns, whistles, drums, fireworks, flares, flag poles, large banner, helium balloons, selfie sticks, smoke grenades, drones or any other item which in our reasonable opinion may cause danger or disruption to the event or to any other person (regardless of whether or not such item is illegal or is carried for specific purposes).
Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the arena. Any article that might be used as a weapon is deemed to be offensive or abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and reported to the Police.
We remind you to remain vigilant at all times and report anything which causes you any concern immediately.
Please be respectful of those around you be ensuring that you do not obstruct their view or cause any unnecessary inconvenience. Please keep noise to a minimum during track starts and respect the athletes.
Cameras and Binoculars Policy
We understand that amateur photography is part of the enjoyment when attending live athletics. We know we have the world’s most passionate and knowledgeable spectators, and as such we want you to be able to take home as many memories of top class athletics as possible.
Cameras (and accompanying camera bags no bigger than 30cm x 20cm) with a maximum lens length of six inches are permitted – if you have a lens length that extends beyond six inches we politely request that you keep this length as a maximum so to not block the view of those next to or behind you in the arena. Video camcorders and audio equipment are not allowed in to the venue. iPad’s, binoculars and accompanying carry cases are permitted. Any pictures, images or footage must be for personal use only.
Professional camera equipment (including tripods & monopods) can only be used by accredited photographers and is not permitted in spectator areas.
Please be respectful of those around you and don not block the view of other spectators.
Food and Beverages
A small amount of cold food for personal consumption can be brought into the arena. Sealed plastic bottles of water or juice under 500ml are permitted but no glass bottles, cans, flasks or picnic hampers are allowed. Strictly no alcohol is permitted inside the venue.
Hot food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event.
Food and drink kiosks will accept both cash and card payments. There is an ATM facility in City Square.
Please note that strobe lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects may be used at this event.
For information on disability requirements and venue accessibility please see our accessibility page.
Further information about the Regional Arena can be found here