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Coldplay (supported by Temper Trap and The Pierces) is arguably the ‘biggest’ tour of 2012 with the band playing the big stadiums with a promise of a Big Night Out.


November 10 Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

Most areas of Mt Smart Stadium are easily accessible by wheelchair. Dedicated wheelchair areas are located in the Upper East Stand and at the bottom of the Colin Kay Stand for a footy matches with the entrance is via Maurice Rd.  For concerts these areas are likely to change and you will need to contact the stadium regarding parking and ensure through your ticketing agent that you secure a disability seat if necessary as these are limited.

Chris Martin ColdplayNovember 13 Melbourne Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium is fully accessible for mobility impaired and wheelchair bound patrons. There are 470 seats and wheelchair bays across all price categories reserved for mobility impaired patrons. Most of the bays are alongside companion seats.  The use of Companion Cards is dictated by the hirer. For more information or to check the eligibility for each event, call Tocketmaster on 136 100. For all AFL matches, a zero priced admission ticket is allocated for each ‘companion’.

Etihad Stadium provides easy access for mobility-impaired patrons through elevators, ramps and easily accessed mobility impaired seats and wheelchair bays. For ease of access, disabled bathrooms are located within close proximity of all disabled bays. Accessible Lifts are located at street level at the Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade entrances. Accessible Lifts service street level and Etihad Stadium’s external concourse (Level 1).  There are multiple lifts located on each level of Etihad Stadium. During events, a Customer Service representative is situated in each of the lift lobbies on Levels 1 and 3 at the conclusion of all events at Etihad Stadium to assist mobility impaired patrons. Access to the car park is only via the lifts or stairs. There is no ramp access.

November 17 & 18 Allianz Stadium (Moore Park)

For bookings call (02) 9266 4212 between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Credit card payments only will be accepted.  Wheelchair spaces and carer seats are limited.  Subject to availability, wheelchair spaces and carer seats can also be purchased at the venue box office on event day.

Parking areas are available for patrons with approved disability permits on display in their vehicles in the Moore Park Car Park, Entertainment Quarter Car Park (Fox Studios) and the MP1 Members Car Park. Parking availability is subject to capacity.

November 21 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium

Chris Martin in ConcertThe key facilities at Suncorp Stadium include:

  • 228 wheelchair positions (with generous seat widths);
  • 228 escort seats;
  • 312 enhanced amenity seats (with moveable arms);
  • level walkways except for some low angle ramps;
  • minimum edges or steps;
  • equitable distribution of wheelchair positions around the stadium;
  • wheelchair accessible entries and exits and phone and counter heights;
  • manned lifts; and
  • five wheelchair access gates.

Patrons with a disability can access the Stadium via public transport.

Brisbane Transport runs shuttle bus services between the city, including Roma Street Station, and major suburban centres. From all destinations, at least one-third of the shuttle buses have low floor, wheelchair accessible buses.

Patrons in wheelchairs or with a walking disability can use Citytrain services to and from Roma Street Station. From Roma Street they can connect with a shuttle bus directly to and from the Stadium.

Patrons can access lifts from the station platform to the subway and a ramp from the Roma Street Transit Centre to street level where shuttle buses will be available.

Staff are on hand at the Station to assist in boarding the buses. Patrons with a disability should call Transinfo on 13 12 30 should they require assistance with making the train to bus transfer at Roma Street.

On arrival at Suncorp Stadium bus station, staff assist patrons to access the bus station lift.

There are two set-down and pick-up zones, suitable for maxi-taxis and cars carrying people with a disability. These are located at Castlemaine Street (between Cordova Street and Heussler Terrace) and Caxton Steet (between Hale Street and Castlemaine Street).

coldplayMaxi-taxis can also use the taxi rank in Castlemaine Street near Caxton Street.

After events, up to 10 vehicles, including maxi-taxis, are able to wait in these zones for people with disabilities exiting the Stadium.

On event days, a car parking zone at Castlemaine and Cordova Streets is available for the holders of Queensland Blue Disability Parking Permits and Australian Disability Parking Permits. There are limited spaces available so BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Staff are positioned in Cordova, Castlemaine and Chippendall Streets to then assist patrons with a disability to gain access to the Stadium.

Please call the Stadium on 07 3331 5000 during business hours to book a space or for further information.

Click here for a Stadium plan (on the Level 3 concourse) that shows the location of seats, toilets and lifts for patrons with a disability.