Bryan Adams at CBS Arena in Coventry: Tickets, timing, parking and banned items

Thousands of Bryan Adams fans are heading to Coventry tomorrow to see the classic rocker at a live concert. The Summer of 69 and Run to You singer is performing at the Coventry Building Society Arena tomorrow, Friday, May 17.

It’s a return to the venue for Adams, who headlined the venue back in 2005 as the arena’s first live concert. As many as 7,500 fans are expected to attend.

We’ve taken a look at everything you need to know ahead of the gig, including what time gates open, information on parking, banned items and whether tickets are still available.

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Paul Michael, Managing Director of Coventry Building Society Arena, said: “This is the biggest live music event we have hosted in our Indoor Arena for a few years and we’re looking forward to a fantastic night of entertainment at Coventry Building Society Arena.

“Bryan Adams played the first ever live concert at the venue and it’s a pleasure to be welcoming him back as we approach the venue’s 20th birthday.”

What time do gates open?

Doors open at 7pm and fans are asked to arrive for opening time. The stage times are yet to be confirmed but there will be no support act. Fans are asked to ensure they have their tickets ready to be scanned.

Can I still get tickets?

Limited standing tickets are still available from

Anyone who has already booked tickets should have had these emailed to them ahead of the event. Anyone who has issues with tickets on the evening should go to the box office at the North Entrance by Gate A.

Are there any banned items?

Yes. People going to the gig can’t take alcohol or food, a professional camera or camera with detachable lens. Audio or recording equipment, tablets or computers or folding chairs or seats.

Photos can be taken on mobile phones. For a full list of banned items visit

Where can I park?

Anyone arriving by car should pre-book a parking spot at There is strictly no parking in Tesco at Arena Park for the event, with residential parking restrictions also in place.

How do I get to the arena if I’m arriving by train?

A shuttle bus service will be in operation from Coventry train station to Judds Lane, adjacent to Car Park A at the stadium. Shuttle buses will be running before the event from 5.30pm and restart after the event at 10pm. The price of the shuttle bus is £3 each way.

Trains will be operating from Coventry Arena station in both directions between Coventry and Nuneaton. Train times are available from

Are there any age restrictions?

The Bryan Adams concert is a 14-plus event. Young people aged 14 to 18 are only permitted when accompanied by an adult.

What food and drink will be available?

A wide range of food and drink will be available in the atrium at Coventry Building Society Arena. Bars will be open in The Dhillon’s Lounge and The Mill for guests, with food also available in the atrium outside the indoor arena. There will also be mobile drink dispensers inside the indoor arena during the event.

Can visitors bring a bag and is a cloakroom available?

Bags are discouraged to speed up entry, however bags are permitted but any bag larger than A4 size will not be admitted to the venue. The Arena will be operating a cloakroom facility on the evening.

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