NSW Police are urging people who are attending the Ed Sheeran gigs in Sydney this weekend to plan ahead to ensure that they have a safe and enjoyable evening.
Roughly 100,000 fans are expected to descend upon the Olympic Park precinct from this evening as Ed's Divide World Tour runs at ANZ Stadium.
Also playing at Olympic Park are Luke Bryan on Friday night at Qudos Bank Arena and Bruno Mars on Saturday night.
Police presence will be high around the area, with the focus on ensuring everyone has a good time.
“We’ve been working closely with event organisers and other stakeholders to ensure everyone enjoys these high-profile music performances in Sydney,” South West Metropolitan Regional Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Scott Whyte said.
“Local officers will be out and about over the three nights, focusing on crowd behaviour as well as road and pedestrian safety.
“With tens of thousands of people expected to make their way to Sydney Olympic Park this weekend, we urge fans to be patient, look out for one another and make sure you arrive early due to compulsory,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.
“It’s important you plan your trip ahead of time. Know how you’re getting to the concert, what section of the stadium you’re making your way to on arrival, and how you’re making your way home.”
Concert goers are also urged to leave the car at home and use public transport to get to and from the venue.
“Extra train and bus services will be scheduled for direct routes to Sydney Olympic Park in the lead up to and following the concerts each night,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.
“This also an integrated ticketing event, which means the use of public transport is included in the price of your ticket,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.
“Be sure to keep your ticket in a safe place for your journey home as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport; it is valid until 4am the following day."
However, if you must drive to the event, expect significant delays and be sure to allocate plenty of time to get there.
“Visit the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to pre-book parking for the night. Spaces will fill quickly so ensure you do so in advance,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.
“Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and take extra care when travelling through the area, especially at the end of the night as crowds make their way home.
“Pedestrians must also only cross the roadways at designated traffic control points.”