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Driving – calculate the smartest route

Make your journey more comfortable: avoid the neighbourhood of the Sportpaleis, park at a Park+Ride and continue your commute to the venue by tram or bus. Your combiticket Sportpaleis/Lotto Arena – De Lijn is a valid ticket for public transport! Together the P+R-lots offer parking space for almost 2,000 vehicles.

P+R and combiticket

Still want to drive?

Simultaneous events in the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena

DETAILED MAP PARKING LOTS

At each of our car parks you’ll need to pay an entrance fee of 5 euros.

From the North

E19 Breda; A12 Bergen-op-Zoom/Rotterdam; Brasschaat

Parking Vaart: 450 parking spots (to the right of the Sportpaleis; operated by Sportpaleis)
Driving southbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 1 – Merksem/Centrum at the Groenendaallaan junction. Turn left on Groenendaallaan and drive underneath the R1 towards the Minister Delbekelaan. Cross the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge over the Albert Canal. Turn right just before the Sportpaleis to enter Parking Vaart. Please note: Parking Vaart is only accessible from this direction. (southbound)

Parking Carrette = NEW: 250 parking spots (behind Basketcenter Gasthuishoeve, Carrettestraat Merksem; operated by Sportpaleis)
Same directions as described above. At the end of the Minister Delbekelaan do not drive towards the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge but turn right towards Basketcenter Gasthuishoeve. Follow the Van Veerlehofstraat with the Basketcenter at your right-hand side to Carrettestraat. Parking Carrette is situaated behind Basketcenter.

From the South or the West

E19 Mechelen/Brussels; A12 Brussels; E17 Ghent/Kortrijk; E34 Bruges

Parking Vaart: 450 parking spots (to the right of the Sportpaleis; operated by Sportpaleis)

Driving northbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 2 – Deurne and drive towards the Sportpaleis. Cross the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge over the Albert Canal, turn 180° and cross the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge in the other direction. Turn right just before the Sportpaleis to enter Parking Vaart.
Or take exit 1 – Merksem/Centrum at the Groenendaallaan junction. Turn right on Groenendaallaan and continue towards the Minister Delbekelaan. Cross the Burgemeester Gabriël Theunis Bridge over the Albert Canal. Turn right just before the Sportpaleis to enter Parking Vaart.

Parking Slachthuis: 1,500 parking spots (operated by Slachthuis)
Parking Sport: 800 parking spots (zone under the overpass of the R1, operated by Sportpaleis)
Parking Spoor Oost: 1,600 parking spots (Noordersingel; not always available, check the information on the page of the event)

Driving southbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 3 – Borgerhout. Turn left (Luitenant Lippenslaan) and then right (Noordersingel). Continue straight-ahead until you see Parking Spoor Oost furtheron at your left. Or continue and find Parking Slachthuis at your left after crossing the intersection.

Parking spot Ten Eekhove at ring exit 2 – Deurne is no longer available!

From the East

E313 Hasselt/Liege; E34 Turnhout/Eindhoven

Parking Slachthuis: 1,500 parking spots (operated by Slachthuis)
Parking Sport: 800 parking spots (zone under the overpass of the R1, operated by Sportpaleis)
Parking Spoor Oost: 1,600 parking spots (Noordersingel; not always available, check the information on the page of the event)

Driving southbound on the R1 ring road around Antwerp, take exit 3 – Borgerhout. Turn left (Luitenant Lippenslaan) and then right (Noordersingel). Continue straight-ahead until you see Parking Spoor Oost furtheron at your left. Or continue and find Parking Slachthuis at your left after crossing the intersection.

Only 1 venue is open

Only Lotto Arena is open = only parking area Vaart is in use.
Only Sportpaleis is open = available parking areas are mentioned on the page of the event.

Some days before the start of an event, the available parking spaces are announced on the event page.

Wheelchair users and holders of an EU standardized model of parking card for the disabled

In the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena, we reserve a few spots for wheelchair users and their companions. These customers are also entitled to reserved parking spots available up till 30 minutes before the start of an event. These spots are located on our private parking Vaart (5 EUR). Please follow the directions mentioned above.

We would like to inform you that strict control is maintained on these reserved spots. So please keep your EU parking card, ID and entrance ticket ready to show to our parking attendants.

Not a holder of an EU parking card? But you do need a special parking spot close to the entrance because of reduced mobility? Then please keep in mind that you will need to inform our parking attendants at the entrance of the parking area, preferably with a doctor’s or other medical certificate as proof. Or you can also contact us in advance by sending an email to info@sportpaleis.be. We will try to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Low Emission Zone since 1 February 2017

Since 1 February 2017, the entire city centre of Antwerp and part of Linkeroever are a Low Emission Zone where the most polluting cars are no longer welcome. Our parking spots Slachthuis and Park Spoor Oost are situated in this zone, which is indicated with its own traffic sign.

Low Emission Zone

Parking Spoor Oost

The paved area of former railway yard Spoor Oost, a 10-hectare terrain along the Noordersingel in Borgerhout, is often used as a car park when events are taking place both in the Sportpaleis as in the Lotto Arena. Both venues are located close by. Payments for your parking session can be made on vending machines or by application and SMS by introducing your license plate. You pay 5 euros per parking session. The car park opens 3 hours before the start of the show and parking is possible until 2 hours after the event.

The car park is equipped with ANPR cameras. They register your license plate when you enter and exit. That’s why there are no barriers in this car park. Your license plate is only registered in the system if you leave without paying. In this case, you will have to pay a parking fee of 30 euros.

Info Parking Spoor Oost

Blue zone in the vicinity

Please note that the neighbourhood of the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena is marked as a blue zone with time-restricted parking during events! The parking spots located in the nearby residential areas are primarily reserved for the residents. Visitors may park there but have to set and put their parking disc on display behind the front windshield. They may park there for limited time. Please note that use of a parking disc is mandatory, except for residents, from Monday to Friday (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) and from Saturday to Sunday (9 a.m. – 12 a.m.). Parking tickets are issued by “parkeerbeheer zone Sportpaleis” (not operated by the Sportpaleis) and usually amount to 30.00 euros.

Respect our neighbours

We kindly request you to respect the sleep of our neighbours and to not litter the streets or parking areas when leaving the Sportpaleis or Lotto Arena and returning to your car. That way a visit to the Sportpaleis or Lotto Arena will not be a party to one and a source of annoyance for another. The Sportpaleis and our many neighbours would like to thank for your understanding and cooperation.