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ON THE ROAD 🚗 | All the logistical information you need to know ahead of our trip to Accrington Stanley

13 November 2017

Please find some information presented below by Accrington Stanley's Supporter Liaison Officer ahead of our trip to the WHAM Stadium this Saturday.

By car
The postcode for the Wham Stadium is BB5 5BX. A sat nav will lead you to the ground. Please be aware that there is limited parking for fans at the Stadium at a cost of £5. Spaces can be booked beforehand by ringing the club on 01254 356950. There is plenty of on- street parking on the streets around the ground. Please park responsibly. 
A limited number of disabled car parking spaces are available to away fans by ringing the club, at least 24 hours beforehand, on 01254 356950.

Directions to the Wham Stadium.
From the M65 
Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.
From the M66
At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. Follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right. 
 
Coach Parking
Visiting coaches are advised to park on Livingstone Road adjacent to the Away fans’ entrance . Coaches will be asked to pass the ground, turn around at the bottom of Livingstone Rd, and park on the right hand side.  


By Rail
The journey time from Newport is approximately 4.5 hours via Crewe and Preston. 
Trains depart at 0704, 0804 and 0904 arriving in Accrington at 1144, 1242 and 1402 respectively.
Return journeys leave Accrington at 1723, 1823 and 1923 arriving in Newport at 2144, 2233, and 2344 respectively.
 
Directions from the station
Accrington railway station is approx a 20 min walk to the Wham Stadium.
Leave the station following the railway viaduct down to the main roundabout and head up the hill past the Aldi supermarket on your left, at the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road uphill and through the traffic lights at the hospital. After the mini roundabout, Livingstone Road is the next right turn and the ground is on your left.
 
Staying over - Hotels and B&Bs in the area
Norwood Guest House (across from the stadium) Tel: 01254 398132
Maple Lodge Guest House (3/4 mile) Tel: 01254 301284
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 303400  Quote ‘Accrington Stanley’ for discounted rates.
Sparth House Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 872263
Travelodge Blackburn with Darwen services (6 miles) Tel: 0871 984 6122
Holiday Inn Express Burnley (6 miles) Tel: 01282 8559550

Tickets for the match can be purchased from Newport County but any unsold tickets will be on sale from 1:30pm on matchday from the away ticket office (blue building) which can be found to the left of the away turnstiles.
Please note that only cash can be used to buy tickets. 
Admission is by ticket only and tickets cost: 
Adults £20, Over 65s £15, Students with ID £15, Under 18s £15, Accompanied Under 12s £5.
Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.

Supporters can be searched prior to entering the stadium. Thorough searches will be carried out by ASFC stewards at the turnstiles.

Any supporters found with prohibited items in their possession may be arrested. Copies of the Ground Regulations are displayed at the turnstiles and can be found online at 
www.accringtonstanley.co.uk   
 
Away supporters are accommodated on the coppice terrace, which does not have a roof and in seats in the Whinney Hill stand.
Prices are the same to stand or sit.
Disabled supporters in wheelchairs are accommodated in the main stand. This is not with the away supporters but is undercover and close to the away accommodation.
Supporters with Medium and High disability who require a carer, pay the full price whilst the carer is  admitted free.
 
Matchday programmes are available outside the ground and are priced at £3.
 
Hospitality which includes match ticket, a home-cooked three course meal, complimentary team sheet and official matchday programme with a car parking space on the main car park is available for £50 inc VAT. For more information or to book please contact the commercial team on 01254 356950 or email: commercial@accringtonstanley.co.uk
 
There are concessions in the away end (Coppice Terrace and Whinney Hill seating) for visiting supporters supplying hot and cold drinks including alcohol. Please be aware there are no cash machines at the stadium or facilities to use debit or credit cards. 
 
There are pubs that welcome away fans close to the ground, in the town centre and on the way from the town centre to the stadium. The Crown Pub is the nearest, located just 50 yards from the ground and serves food.
 
Lost property
Any property found within the stadium will be held at reception. Supporters can contact reception on 01254 356950
 
The Accrington Stanley Supporter Liaison Officer - Robert Houseman, can be contacted on 07754665730.

 


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