In the spring of 2018 Antwerp will host the 26st World Championships Acrobatic Gymnastics. The competitions will take place in the Antwerp Lotto Arena from 13 till 15 April 2018. One week before this competition, the World Age Group Competions will take place in the same venue from 4 till 10 April 2018.
The Lotto Arena has about 4500 seats and is therefore the ultimate location to organize these events. The facilities for training, warming-up and catering will be organised in the adjacent event hall “Antwerps Sportpaleis”, one of the most popular event halls in the world.
How to get to the venue?
Using public transport
Your ticket to attend an event at the Lotto Arena is also valid as a ticket to use on trams and buses in Antwerp operated by De Lijn. The premetro stop on lines 2, 3 and 6 is located between the main entrance of the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena. The overground tram stop of line 5 is located at the entrance/exit of the premetro on Ten Eekhovelei at Parking Ten Eekhove, just a 5 minute walk away from the Lotto Arena.
The Sportpaleis is easily accessible out of the city center of Antwerp by taking one of the following trams or buses departing downtown:
- Premetro lines 3 and 5
- Overground tram line 12 (leaves Antwerpen Zuid (Bolivarplaats) every 15 minutes)
- Bus lines 19 and 23 (bus stops are close to the venue)
- Tram lines 2 and 6 (Antwerp north-south connection and runs through the area of the Central Station; line 2 runs between Hoboken and Merksem; line 6 runs between Olympiade and Luchtbal)
Use your entrance ticket together with Park+Ride. 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.
If you’d like to take a cab, please make sure to read the following, as it will ease and quicken your travel to/from the Lotto Arena. BEFORE an event, you can ask your driver to drop you off at the curb in front of the entrances. AFTER the event we advice you to walk to the taxi stand in the Van der Delfstraat, the small street just opposite the venue.
Address: Lotto Arena - Schijnpoortweg 119, 2170 Merksem