FANS have begun queuing outside the new Leeds Arena to see the opening-night performance on Wednesday by rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
As the queue formed, council officials revealed their plans to cope with the influx of thousands of music fans.
Merrion Way will close from 10pm to allow the car park at the Merrion Centre, which is one of two official arena car parks along with Woodhouse Lane, to empty following the concert.
Teams of taxi marshals will take to the streets to help point people to available ranks and extra street cleansing teams will be on duty to tidy around the main arena site.
Extra bins will be in place and bands of buskers will create a carnival atmosphere by performing in events spaces such as City Square, Victoria Gardens and Dortmund Square.
Thousands of car parking spaces will be made available within a 15 minute walk of the Clay Pit Lane site and there will be special volunteer city ambassadors to welcome people who arrive at the city’s railway and bus stations.
Special food trading permits have been issued by the council to allow food outlets on pitches near the arena - including an American yellow school bus diner.