This is an official car park for the first direct arena in Leeds (formerly known as the Leeds Arena). You can prebook your parking now using the links above to reserve your space for any event at the first direct arena. All you need to do is add your vehicle registration number and our number plate recognition system will let you easily enter and exit the car park.
Prime Parking for Leeds City Centre
As well as providing official parking for the first direct arena, Leeds, The Merrion Centre Car Park is next to the Merrion Centre, one of Leeds’ largest indoor shopping malls. This multi-storey is ideally located for The O2 Academy, Trinity Leeds, The Light retail mall, Leeds’ historic Millienium Square and the Leeds City Museum.
Please be aware there is a height restriction of 1.83m in place at this car park.
Entry and exit
Every effort is made by our staff to ensure smooth entry and exit to our Merrion Centre Car Park on first direct arena nights. For large events there may be a waiting period on arrival at the car park. Please allow for this as part of your journey time. After an event, waiting time to exit the car park is unavoidable, however we always have extra car park services and resources at these events to assist with ensuring the quickest possible exit.
Special Weekend Offers
£1.50 per hour for 3 hours – Learn more
New Evening Rates
Parking at the Merrion Centre from just £1 per hour for the first 3 hours between 6pm and 6am – Learn more
Click here to prebook parking at our Merrion Centre and First Direct Arena car park