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first direct arena is going cashless

13 Feb 2020
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Why is first direct arena going cashless on its bars?

We’ve gone cashless to speed up sales and reduce our customers’ waiting time.

The first direct arena is now cashless on bars in ALL AREAS of the arena will only accept card or contactless payments, this includes the following locations:


Black & White Lounge
The FD Bar
Suite level (including in-suite orders and bars)
Arena concourse bars


What payment methods do you accept?

Mastercard – debit & credit cards
Visa – debit & credit cards
Visa Electron
Visa Vpay
Android pay


Will there be any options to pay cash if I forget my cards?

In the short-term we will endeavour to provide an option for cash sales.  This is not guaranteed and may involve significantly longer queuing time.


Can I buy merchandise with cash?

Yes, you can still buy merchandise with cash or card.


Can I buy tickets with cash?

Yes, the ticket office will still take cash or card payments.