Visitor Information

Please select one of the links on the left for more information about the Grass Roots Football Show.

Venue, Dates and Opening Times

Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Friday 25th May, 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 26th May, 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 27th May, 09.30 - 16.00

Cash Points

There are a number of cash points in close proximity to Hall 5.


There are numerous catering facilities in Hall 5 and throughout the NEC.

Child Policy

All children must be accompanied and supervised by responsible adults. Where parents are not personally attending the event with their children, parents must be satisfied that their children will be accompanied and adequately supervised by responsible adults acting on their behalf at all times. Parents/carers should write their mobile telephone number on wristlets available for children when entering the event. Lost children should be reported immediately to the nearest security guard.


Items can be left at the cloakrooms adjacent to Hall 5 during show opening times. Items are charged at £1 per item.


The Grass Roots Football Show is held in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham. Birmingham International train station is located at the NEC and 5 minutes indoor walk away from the show. For road directions and maps please visit

Disabled Parking and Access

For vehicles displaying blue badges parking at the NEC is free of charge. There are allocated disabled parking areas near the NEC main entrance and the general car parks are serviced by a DDA compliant shuttle bus service.

Families and Groups

Pre-arrange a meeting point and exchange mobile phone numbers in case you are split up. Agree on a time and a place to meet up at the end of your visit. Children should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Lost children should be reported to a security guard immediately.

First Aid

For first aid please contact a member of the security team or event organisers. The Medical Centres is located between the main entrances of halls 4&5, next to the Visitor and Business Centre. Requests for ambulances must go via the security team to ensure the quickest access to venue.


There is a Visitor and Business Centre located by the Hall 5 main entrance.

Lost Property

Lost property is handled by the NEC Security Office located near to Hall 5. This office can be contacted on 0121 767 3883.


Car Parking is available for £8 per vehicle and with be in the East car parks. Digital directional signage will direct vehicles to this location. Car parks are serviced by free shuttle buses. Parking can be pre-booked upon booking your ticket. Shuttle buses run to and from the main entrance immediately outside Hall 5.

Participation in Activities

Please note that there are no changing facilities at the event so come prepared. Trainers are suitable footwear for all activities. All persons participating in activities do so at their own risk. Please do not take part if you suffer from any significant medical conditions. Grassroots Football Live Limited, their staff, agents and suppliers can not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage suffered to participants when taking part in activities.


By entering the event members of the public irrevocably consent to their image being taken by the official filming/photographers and for that image to be used by Grassroots Football Live Limited in marketing and promotional materials. Visitors to the event are not permitted to film any seminars and sessions taking place in the official theatres/arenas. Anyone taking photos must have a valid reason for doing so and have gained permission from the person/persons being photographed. The event organisers reserve the right to question anyone taking photographs. If you have any concerns regarding a person filming/ taking photographs please speak to an event organiser or security guard immediately.

Special Needs

The NEC has been purposefully designed to allow unrestricted access for disabled visitors. Guide dogs are welcome at the NEC. Animals (except for guide dogs) are not admitted. For more information please visit

What’s On and Where

Check the What’s On page before you go for the latest information. Pick up a Show Programme from the Information Desk (immediately in front of the show entrance). The Show Programme contains full listings of what’s on along with an up-to-date floorplan.

Where to Stay

The preferred hotel of The Grass Roots Football Show is The Holiday Inn Express, Birmingham NEC.
Call the hotel direct on 0121 782 3222 or email and mention GRASS ROOTS FOOTBALL to get the special rate of £49 per night for bed and breakfast and parking! 

Ticket Terms and Conditions

Tickets are valid for all three show days, as stated on the ticket. Where applicable, details must be completed to validate tickets. Tickets must be exchanged on point of entry for a wristband. Re-admittance will only be permitted with an unbroken wristband. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.