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Essential Event Information

Everything you'll need to know for 2017 BWC!

Here is all the vital information you will need for TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017.

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Getting to the venue

The event venue is the Emirates Arena, and is located at 1000 London Road, Glasgow, G40 3HG. Public transport to the venue from Glasgow City Centre is frequent and easily accessible. For a map of the location of the Emirates Arena, click here.


Dalmarnock Rail Station is just a short walk from the Emirates Arena. Train services at this station run on the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central Low Level.

The nearest alternative station is Bridgeton.

Click here for a location map for Glasgow Central Station. 

Click here for a location map for Dalmarnock Station. 

You can plan your train journey with National Rail on their website


There nearest bus stops to the Emirates Arena are at The Forge Retail Park - just a short walk away.

Several bus routes serve the Emirates Arena. Travel from the city centre (for approximately 30 minutes) on routes 61, 62, 64, 255 or 240 and disembark at the Forge Shopping Centre, then take a short 10 minute walk to the Arena. Click here for a map of the walking route.

You can plan your bus journey with Traveline Scotland on their website or by calling 0871 200 2233 (calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline (UK), charges from other providers or mobiles may vary).

Cycling & walking

If you’re travelling by bike or on foot, the Emirates Arena is a 15 minute cycle or 45 minute walk from the city centre. Over 200 bicycle parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. 

The quickest cycling route is via National Cycle Route 75 (Glasgow to Cambuslang) followed by a short on-road cycle to London Road. 

National Cycle Route 75 can be accessed from National Cycle Route 756 (Glasgow to East Kilbride), National Cycle routes 7 & 75 (Glasgow to Paisley/Glasgow to Loch Lomond) and local cycle routes within Glasgow. 

For more information and a map of national and local cycle routes in Glasgow please click here or download the Glasgow Cycling route map ​here (PDF file 14Mb).


We encourage people to use public transport wherever possible as parking at the Emirates Arena will be limited. Please arrive early to secure a space.

At junction 2A on the M74, take the A74 exit to Tollcross / Cambuslang. At the roundabout, take the exit onto Fullarton Rd / London Rd / A74​.  Then take a left onto the East End Regeneration Route. The main carpark is on the left and there is an overflow car park on the right. At major events the car park can get very busy.


Entering the Event

Tickets and Ticket Collection

If you are coming from outside the UK, you ordered your tickets for collection, or you won a prize, tickets will be available for collection from the Emirates Arena box office. Please bring proof of purchase and I.D.

The box office will be located outside of the venue, and will be well signposted.

If you have already received your ticket, you must bring it with you to gain entry to the event.


Security is our number one priority. There will be stewards performing searches on entry.

Please do not bring the following items with you:

  • Any electrical items – mobile phones and tablets are allowed
  • Any kind of sharp item
  • Any weapon of any description
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs

Due to security, large bags and suitcases will not be allowed into the Emirates Arena. Rucksacks and handbags are allowed.


At the Event


Please click here to see the competition schdeule.


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Autograph opportunities

Throughout the week there will be advertised times to meet the world’s best players at various signing sessions.  Details will be displayed on our concourse screens and information board in the fanzone.


You are welcome to take photos of your day at TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships.

Please share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with our hashtag #2017BWC.


There will be various stalls and engagement activities at TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017, including:

  • Li-Ning
  • Victor
  • Yehlex
  • Babolat
  • Official Merchandise stall

There will be plenty to do away from the courts as well, including:

  • Outside court for come and try
  • Reaction Board
  • Quiz Trail
  • Face painting (26 & 27 August)
  • Photo booth
  • Player signing areas
  • Target Board
  • Fruity Station
  • Nettie Challenge

There will be a food stall in the main concourse that serves snacks, sandwiches and hot dogs.  On finals weekend there will be a catering van at the marquee.

You are welcome to bring your own food to the Emirates Arena.

Alcohol is not allowed in the venue.

Disabled access

Blue badge holders can access Car Park 1.  Please follow the signs for wheelchair access to the seating bowl.  For queries about disability access tickets please visit the Box Office.

Lost children

Please report this to your nearest G4S steward.

First Aid

First aiders will be onsite throughout the hours of play.  Please go to your nearest G4S steward if first aid assistance is required.



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