Take That are bringing their stadium tour to the North East, and the day is almost upon us.

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will take to the stage in Middlesbrough at the end of this week as part of This Life on Tour.

If you’re heading to Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium tomorrow (May 24), here is everything you need to know, from timings, support act, travel and more.

When is Take That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium?

Take That will be performing at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Friday, May 24.

All ticket holders will be allowed entry on site to the fan villages at 3.30pm before the stadium bowl and pitch area are due to open at 5pm.

Hospitality areas will also open at 5pm.

It’s thought the band will take to the stage at around 8.35pm but as always, it’s important to note that timings are subject to change.

The Middlesbrough Football Club website adds: “For safety and security reasons, ticket holders will not be allowed to leave and be re-admitted once they have entered the venue site.”

Who is supporting Take That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium?

Pop star Olly Murs will be supporting Take That on their tour date in Middlesbrough.

The Dance With Me Tonight hitmaker who recently became a father for the first time is due to take the stage at 7.25pm.

In case you are wondering where the main stage will be, it’s located at the north end of the stadium.

Are there any tickets left for Take That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium?

Some tickets are still available on Ticketmaster for Take That at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium if you do fancy singing your heart out to Rule the World.

At the time of writing, prices start from £66 and go up to £137 per person.

Bag rules and prohibited items for That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium

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People attending the Take That concert are being asked to not bring a bag to the event, if possible.

The Middlesbrough Football Club website says: “If you do need to bring a bag, this must be no bigger than A4 in size and will be searched.

“Anything listed on our prohibited items list will be confiscated before entry and any bags bigger than A4 will not be permitted into the stadium.”

The full list of prohibited items are:

  • Alcohol, except in hand sanitizer.
  • Controlled drugs.
  • Glass, cans, plastic bottles or thermos flasks of any kind.
  • Flammable liquids and aerosols (including perfume, after-shave, hairspray, etc).
  • Laser pens/pointers.
  • Laptops, iPads or similar electronic tablets, professional cameras/video equipment.
  • Food and drink, unless for medicinal purposes. Gluten-free food and drink is also prohibited, as these options are available on site. Please notify the stadium prior to the day of the event if you need to bring items for medicinal use by emailing Concert-accessibility-24@mfc.co.uk
  • Umbrellas, signs, banners, flags, inflatables, selfie sticks.
  • Air horns, whistles or other noise making devices.
  • Knives and other weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, confetti, glitter bombs or sprays.
  • Any other items, publicised in advance by stadium management and/or the promoters, or to which they raise objections on the day of the event.

The Northern Echo: Can you park at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium for Take That?

Unfortunately, there will be no parking at the stadium itself and the inner road network close to the stadium site will be closed to traffic from approximately 11am on the day of the concert, according to the Middlesbrough Football Club website.

However, a car park alternative is available close by.

The website explains: “‘Big Parking Ltd’ offer dedicated guest parking for many music and sporting events held throughout the UK, and for this event they have secured concert parking on the Teesside University site, within Middlesbrough town centre.

“Located a 20-minute walk from the stadium, the site offers secure and convenient, level access parking on a patrolled site monitored by CCTV.”

Pre-book your parking space here.

How to travel to Take That at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium

There are various ways you can travel to see That That at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium if you don’t want to drive.

By train

The nearest train station is Middlesbrough Railway Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3km) away.

The walk to the stadium takes approximately 15 minutes and is on level ground throughout.

Trains due to leave from Middlesbrough Railway Station after 10.20pm on the evening of the concert are scheduled as follows:

  • 10.26pm: Northern Rail to Darlington
  • 10.37pm: Trans Pennine Express to Saltburn
  • 10.42pm: Northern Rail to Newcastle (Commences service at Middlesbrough)
  • 11.16pm: Northern Rail to Newcastle, via Darlington and Durham (Commences service at Middlesbrough)
  • 11.26pm: Northern Rail to Darlington, via Thornaby, Eaglescliffe, Allens West and Dinsdale (Commences service at Middlesbrough)

This will arrive at Darlington at 11.54pm, leaving two trains from Darlington back to Newcastle (11.52pm and 11.57pm).

The Middlesbrough Football Club website adds: “It may be possible to make the 11.52pm connection, but travellers are advised to plan for the 11.57pm connecting train to Newcastle.

“Northern Rail have confirmed that the last train from Middlesbrough at 11.26pm will be a double set, so should allow for a larger number of passengers to leave the station.”

By bus

Middlesbrough Bus Station is located one mile (1.6km) from the Riverside Stadium.

It serves a number of bus routes across the region - Arriva buses, as well as National Express and Megabus coaches all use this bus station.

It takes around 20 minutes to walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station to the venue and is on level ground throughout.

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By Taxi

The Middlesbrough Football Club website explains: “Taxis can drop off concertgoers just outside of the road closure footprint on any of the four approach routes, which will leave up to a five-minute walk on level ground to the stadium.”

You can find more information about your visit to Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium to watch Take That and Olly Murs on the stadium's website.