This Tuesday night, we hit the road again for our FA Cup second-round replay against Barnet. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about our trip to The Hive.
Where is The Hive Stadium?
The Hive Stadium is located at:
Where will Newport fans be during the game?
Away fans at Barnet are situated behind the goal in the North Stand. This is accessed around the back end of the stadium from when you enter the gates.
How do I get to the Hive Stadium?
The Hive will be another long mid-week trip for Newport fans. These are the best ways to get to the stadium.
The Hive Stadium is 146 miles from Rodney Parade and will take between 2 hours 45- 3 hours 15, depending on the traffic. You can expect to hit a lot of traffic on the roads as Christmas gets closer, so Newport fans should factor this in if they are making the trip.
Barnet is located in North London, so if you want to head there, you will need to take a direct train to London and then jump on the tube.
To give yourself plenty of time before kick-off, we would recommend taking the 15:07 from Newport to London Paddington. This will arrive at 16:41, giving you lots of time to get to The Hive and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.
To get to The Hive, you should jump on the Bakerloo line towards Elephant & Castle at Paddington, ride three stops, and jump off at Baker Street.
You can then take the Jubilee Line towards Stanmore, ride 12 stops, and get off at Canons Park. You are then just a two-minute walk from The Hive. This journey should take around 40 minutes.
Fans will not be able to take a train back from The Hive on Tuesday night, so you will need to find accommodation. The best option near the ground is the Edgware Road Premier Inn. Of course, tubes will be running after the game, so fans can find hotel options all over London.
To avoid worrying about making the game on time or the hassle of getting the tube at rush hour, we recommend jumping on taking one of the official supporters' coaches arranged by the NCAFC Supporter’s Club.
Can I park near the stadium?
There are around 500 spaces at The Hive, but these fill up quickly. You can find residential parking nearby, as well as some parking spaces at Canons Park station.
Barnet FC have also requested that we share this parking guide with our supporters, you can view this here.
How far is the train station to Barnet FC?
Canons Park tube station is a few minutes walk from The Hive Stadium. If you are coming into London from another direction, then Queensbury and Edgware stations are also within a 25-minute walk of the ground.
Where to eat and drink locally
There are several options for food and drink near The Hive. The Moranos pub on Station Round is just a few minutes walk from Canons Park and the stadium. There is also a bar for fans in the away stand. Fans should note that The Hive is a cashless station.
Depending on how you arrive, there is also a Wetherspoons - JJ Moon’s, near Queensbury station, but this is around a 30-minute walk from the stadium.
Last time out
Our last encounter with Barnet is why we are all making the trip to North London. Last weekend, we welcomed The Bees to Rodney Parade.
Shane McLoughlin grabbed his third goal in two games in the cup this season just before the break. James Clarke played a dangerous low pass across the face of the goal, beating Laurie Walker and being tapped home at the back-post by McLoughlin.
With 89 minutes on the clock, our hopes of securing our third-round spot at the first time of asking were denied by a header from Danny Collinge, earning the National League promotion-chasers a replay on home turf.
How much are tickets for Barnet vs Newport County?
Tickets for our trip to Barnet are priced as follows:
You can purchase tickets for the game here.