I would like to express my complete disgust regarding the fiasco of trying to get into the Arena 6th November for the Micky Flanaghan show.
Anticipating heavy traffic with the coinciding event at Meadowhall, my husband and I had set off allowing an hour and a half for a 30 minute journey. We had got off the motorway at the Meadowhall junction by 25 minutes whereby we then sat in almost stationary traffic for a further hour.
If this was not bad enough, by the time we got to the Arena car park it was full and we were just waved away by a steward. No assistance, no directions, NOTHING. In fact I would go so far as to say that the attitude was one of " we have your money and we couldn't care less!".
There were no signs for alternative car parks and we ended up driving ( along with the hundreds of other people who were obviously in the same predicament ) to what can only be described as the back of beyond at least 3/4 mile away from the arena. Realising that by the time we would get to the Arena that the show would almost be over, we made the painful decision to abandon the event. We weren't alone in this respect as there other people who had come to the same conclusion.
I cannot convey how utterly furious we were at the total lack of organisation . Surely there should be some signage for alternative car parks when the venue clearly cannot accommodate a sold out event or at least some help from the car park personnel.
I have been to numerous shows at other venues and never ever have I been subject to the total chaos that was last night.
This is the first time I have been to the Arena and it will most certainly be the last. The only reason for one star is that I couldn't give none!!
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