THE ISTANBUL REUNION NIGHT
Important Travel Information
Please be advised that as part of the Three Queens event to celebrate 175 years of Cunard, The Strand will be closed to traffic on Monday May 25 between Old Hall Street and Liver Street from 9:00am to 4:00pm with traffic restrictions also on a number of roads in and around the City Centre.
With this in mind, please allow extra travel time or make alternative arrangements if your journey will be affected by the road closures and volume of traffic in the city.
The potential rail strike for Monday 25 May has been called off by the rail unions.
Find information on how to plan your journey or the latest updates on www.merseytravel.gov.uk
COME AND CELEBRATE THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREATEST NIGHT IN LIVERPOOLS HISTORY WITH THE MEN THAT MADE IT HAPPEN
Ask any Liverpool fan to name the greatest match in the club’s illustrious history and the chances are they’ll say ‘Istanbul’. Well Istanbul comes to the Echo Arena Liverpool for an incredible night on 25 May 2015, marking the 10th anniversary of that incredible night in the Ataturk Stadium where red-shirted heroes carved their names with pride to see Liverpool claim their fifth European Cup crown.
And a decade to the day, Monday 25 May 2015 those same Liverpool players will be gathering to celebrate that anniversary at the Echo Arena - and you can be there to join them for an exclusive one-night only event, The Istanbul Reunion Night.
We’ll be reliving the game with comments and commentary from those at the heart of the Miracle of Istanbul. They’ll take you through the build-up, the nerves, the tortured emotions as Milan went 3-0 up.
But they’ll also talk about the sheer enormity of the comeback, the tension of the penalty shoot-out and, finally, the euphoria of seeing Steven Gerrard hoist the cup above his head as Liverpool sealed their place in history.
Jamie Carragher Liverpool’s vice-captain on the night said: "If the fans who were in Istanbul on the night come and create that same atmosphere, the roof will come off the Arena.”
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. M&S Bank Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a full arena seated event. This is a standard seating layout for M&S Bank Arena for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.