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All you need to know as James Arthur set to play Riverside

Following the success of the Take That concert, thousands of music fans are getting ready to watch hometown boy, James Arthur at the Riverside Stadium.

James will play his biggest headline show to date on June 8, supported by McFly and Lauran Hibberd.

For those getting ready to head to the show, key advice has been issued to help everyone enjoy the event.

Dedicated drop-off and pick-ups

Tens of thousands of people will be heading to the gig which will mean the area around the Riverside Stadium will be very busy.

Ticket holders are advised to use public transport into Middlesbrough or leave their car in one of the town centre’s many car parks (more details on that here) and take the short, 10-15 minute walk to the stadium. The Zetland and Captain Cook Square car parks will be extending their opening hours until 1am for the gig.

A dedicated drop-off and pick-up zone will also be set up close to Middlesbrough College. This one-way system clearly signposted from the A66 and accessed via Vulcan Street will use postcode TS2 1AD. They will be open before and after each event.

Drivers will be unable to get close to the stadium from 11am on the 8 June.

Entrance gates

Fans can only enter the stadium at the entrance point indicated on their ticket.

For those in West Stand Seating, West Stand Accessible Seating and South Stand Seating use ENTRANCE 1, which is in the north-west corner of the stadium adjacent to the River Tees.

All hospitality ticket holders use a separate entrance closely adjacent to Entrance 1.

For Pitch Standing tickets use ENTRANCE 2, on the south side of the stadium, accessed via The Leeway.

East Stand Seating, East Stand Accessible Seating and South Stand Accessible seating use ENTRANCE 3, also on the south side of the stadium, accessed via The Leeway.

All entrances will be clearly signposted as you approach the stadium and are open from 3.30pm.

Enjoy the fan village

Fan Villages are open from 3.30pm and located outside the west and east stands of the stadium.

A variety of food and drink options and seating are available and have proven popular at previous Riverside events.

Ticket holders can access the stadium from 5pm, at which point concourse food and drink outlets are also open.

There are no cash machines on site, and card payments at the stalls are preferred.

A66 access

Towards the end of each event, in the interest of road and pedestrian safety, there will be no access to the Riverside Stadium from the A66 in either direction.

If you are being collected by car, drivers are strongly urged to use the drop-off and pick-up zone. Taxis and public transport are available in Middlesbrough town centre.

Traffic in the area will be congested, so please be patient before and after the event.

More information is available on the Middlesbrough Football Club website.