Birmingham commuters who usually travel on roads near to Villa Park, are being warned of heavy traffic next Monday and Tuesday evening (27th-28th June), as the stadium plays host to two sell-out concerts by Take That.
With 48,000 tickets sold for each night significant congestion is predicted on major routes near to the ground such as the A38(M) Aston Expressway, A34 and the M6 around Spaghetti Junction and Great Barr. These problems will be worse than on a usual matchday due to the ground’s capacity being increased and most concertgoers travelling from outside the city.
Concert admission is from 5pm and with a strict residents-only parking scheme in operation within 2km of the ground. parking spaces and roads around local car parks are also expected to be very busy, including those at Star City, Perry Barr Stadium and Aston Events Centre
Motorists who usually pass through the area are being asked to adjust the time of their commute to avoid the busiest times, find alternative routes, allow more time for their journeys or where possible catch the train.
Near to Villa Park a number of road closures, including on Witton Lane and Trinity Road, will be in operation during both days.