This Tuesday night, we make the short trip across the bridge to Cheltenham Town and the Completely-Suzuki Stadium. Here is everything fans need to know ahead of the encounter.
Where is The Completely-Suzuki Stadium?
The Completely-Suzuki Stadium is located at:
Where will Newport fans be during the game?
Away supporters at the Completely Suzuki Stadium are seated in the Hazlewood Stand behind the goal. This is a seated stand behind the goal, and you can find the entrance between a bowls club and a house on Whaddon Road.
How do I get to the Completely-Suzuki Stadium?
Cheltenham Town is a relatively local game for Newport, and there are several ways fans will be able to get to Tuesday’s match.
The Completely Suzuki Stadium is a fairly easy drive from Newport. There are 56 miles between Rodney Parade and the ground, a drive which will take fans around an hour and 10 minutes, depending on traffic. Of course, given that the game is an evening kick-off, we would recommend factoring this in if you are planning to make the trip.
There are direct trains available from Newport to Cheltenham Spa station, as well as several other routes that can be taken. The last direct train you will be able to take leaves Newport at 17:59 and arrives in Cheltenham at 18:54, giving you a little over half an hour to get to the ground. If you want a little more time, you can head to Bristol Parkway at 17:35 and make the change to Cheltenham Spa from there.
When returning, the last direct train from Cheltenham Spa from Newport leaves at 22:58 and arrives at 00:14.
The easiest way to get to Cheltenham Town on Tuesday is by taking one of the official supporter's coaches arranged by the NCAFC Supporter’s Club.
Can I park near the stadium?
Yes. According to the Cheltenham Town website, you can find parking around Pittville Circus or closer to the town centre in the Portland Street or North Place NCPs. With Tuesday’s game expected to be much quieter than a standard league fixture, these car parks are a lot less likely to be busy.
How far is the train station to Cheltenham?
Cheltenham Spa Station is fairly central, and the walk from therer to the stadium takes around 20 minutes through the town centre. Alternatively, you can take the Stagecoach D bus from the station. A taxi to the stadium from the station is also not likely to be expensive.
Where to eat and drink locally
Cheltenham is a lively town with a good selection of pubs and restaurants for fans to enjoy pre-game. Pubs like the Sudeley Arms and The Conservatory are popular choices, as well as the Moon Under the Water. All of these tend to be welcoming to away fans, but you may want to ring ahead of time to confirm.
The club also has the Robins Nest social club at the stadium. This is a bar where fans of both teams can go before the game. This stops serving 15 minutes before kick-off. There is also a food stand available in the away end, though no alcohol is served.
Last time out
Our last competitive game with Cheltenham Town was in May 2021, when we welcomed them to Rodney Parade. The visitors were on their way to the league title, but we would make them wait an extra week, defeating them 1-0 and cementing our own spot in the play-offs. An early goal from Joss Labadie was enough to see off The Robins in what was a tense encounter. We have played each other several times in the EFL Trophy, with our 7-4 win at Whaddon Road in 2019 being the pick of our encounters.
How much are tickets for Cheltenham Town vs Newport County?
Tickets for our trip to Cheltenham Town are priced as follows:
Adult - £8
Senior 65+ - £5
Student - £5
Under 18 - £5
Under 14 - £1
You can purchase tickets for the game here.
Fans can also buy tickets on the day of the game from the Cheltenham Town ticket office.