Parking for West Bromwich Albion
games and concerts at the Hawthorns Stadium

Find the best places to park at the Hawthorns for matches and concerts

Since 2021, BigParking has provided parking for fans visiting West Bromwich Albion on Matchdays, also using the land for parking for Concerts and Events at the Hawthorns.


Whilst there is onsite parking, this is limited and available by permit only.


BigParking's safe and secure offsite parking locations can be pre-booked online or over the phone from £10 at or by calling 024 7538 6631


The Hawthorns is an all-seater football stadium located in West Bromwich, England. Boasting a capacity of 26,688, it has served as the home of the championship club, West Brom or “The Baggies”, since 1990. It was actually the first Football League ground constructed in the 20th century, opening in September 1900 following just 4 months of construction. It’s official record attendance is 64,815, set in 1937.


Whilst it has been the home of West Bromwich Albion for over 120 years, The Hawthorns has been the venue for several of England’s internationals and two FA Cup semi-finals.


The Albion moved to The Hawthorns from their previous ground, Stoney Lane, due to needing a larger venue. The site was chosen as it provides brilliant transport links and is within a spacious area.


The Hawthorns is well served by rail and road links with easy access to the M5 Motorway

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Attending a match or concert at the Hawthorns?
Here's all the Travel and Safety information you need to know!

Driving to the HawthornsThe stadium is very conveniently located on the A41 Birmingham Road, about 600 metres from Junction 1 of the M5 motorway. From the M5, take the A41 towards Birmingham, and the stadium will be on your right.

From Birmingham, follow the A41 towards West Bromwich and the M5, and then the ground will be on your left. This route can often be quite congested, especially on the Soho Road in Handsworth, so allow for plenty of time on match days.

If you are travelling from the North, take the M6 then M5, passing Walsall. From the South, it’s the M5, passing Halesowen, Quinton and Oldbury.

The East, the A41 then M6, from Birmingham or passing Coventry.

From the West, M54, then A41, passing Telford and Wolverhampton.

Parking the Hawthorns for West Bromwich Albion FixturesBigParking operates an off-site matchday car park for football fans looking for parking for at the Hawthorns. The car park can be found just off the M5 at the Mercure Birmingham West Hotel and can be pre-booked for £10 per space at

The Hawthorns is just a short 15-minute walk away, passing Sandwell Park Golf Club, a Starbucks and McDonald’s before reaching the stadium.

Food and Drink Prices inside the HawthornsInside The Hawthorns, there is a selection of food and drink for football fans looking for refreshments.

Ranging from Steak & Kidney Pies and Pastries to Hot Dogs, Burgers and Chips, you will be looking at prices of £2-£4.

They serve a range of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, with prices ranging from £1-£3 for a cup of tea or coffee, bovril and any soft drinks. For your alcoholic beverages, you’ll have choices of lagers and ciders, Red & White wine and a selection of spirits, ranging from £4-£5.

Getting the Bus to the HawthornsThe National Express number 74 operates between Birmingham City Centre and Dudley, with stops at Handsworth, West Bromwich and Great Bridge.

There is also one directly outside of the stadium on the Birmingham Road.

The bus operates every 10 minutes, with a total journey time of 24 minutes coming from Birmingham City Centre.

Getting the Train to the HawthornsBy Rail

The Tram and Train Stations, The Hawthorns, are located around a 5-minute walk from the stadium. The Stourbridge line offers a range of excellent train services to Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street, with connections to London Marylebone. You will also be able to change over at Smethwick Galton Bridge for West Coast Main Line services.

By Metro

The Metro runs every 12-15 minutes during the daytime from Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes after 7:00pm. On Sundays, trams run every 12 minutes during the day and again, every 15 minutes after 7:00pm.

Away Fan PubsIf you enjoy the prospect of home and away fans mixing before kick-off, The Vine is the best option, which is about a 20 minute walk from the stadium, with cheap drinks and authentic Indian food on offer. They do in fact provide a Tandoori barbeque on match days which receives an abundance of brilliant reviews.

For all-out Baggies fans, The Royal Oak is full to the brim with Albion memorabilia, live sport on their televisions, provisions of reasonably priced beer and even more mouthwatering Indian food.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Hawthorns

Where is the best place to park at the Hawthorns?For football fans travelling to the Hawthorns via the M5 Motorway, The

Are there any Football related road closures around the Hawthorns?Halfords Lane is closed to vehicles on matchdays from it's junction with the A41 Birmingham Road, along the length of the West Stand up to the junction with Albion Road.

The stretch of road is closed around two hours before kick-off and remains closed until one hour after the game ends.

What time do the players arrive at Anfield?Away Fans at the Hawthorns are housed in the Smethwick End of the stadium. This section of the stadium holds 3,000 seats, meaning this is shared with home supporters.

However, for cup games, the whole section of this stand can be allocated to away supporters, raising the total to 5,200.

Who are West Brom's biggest rivals?Wolverhampton Wanderers. The match is dubbed “The Black Country Derby”, and is one of the fiercest rivalries our country has. 11 miles separates the two clubs, with the clashes dating back 140 years. It hasn’t graced the top flight for some years now, but head down to either stadium on match day and prepare for fireworks!

Other rivalries include West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City and Aston Villa. These are just others that are based on location, both within pretty close proximity, and both definitely aren’t the best of friends.

Why is it called The Hawthorns?Not one of the most fascinating stories, but it took on its name because of the large amount of hawthorn bushes that needed to be cleared out of the area to build the stadium.

Why are they known as “The Baggies”?One suggestion as to why this nickname stuck is that it was formed by Aston Villa fans, because of the large baggy trousers that many of the Albion fans wore whilst working in the factories and foundries to protect themselves from the molten iron.

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