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Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019

Kick Off: 15:00

Ground Name: Gretsy Road/Alexandra Stadium

Capacity: 10,066

Address: Gretsy Road, Crewe,Cheshire, CW2 6EB

Tel No: 01270 213014

Nickname: Railwaymen

Website: www.crewealex.net

Ticket Details: Click here.

Coach Travel Information:

Departure time: 13:00     

Adults: £8.50                                  

Concessions: £7.50

DIRECTIONS

Take the A500 to the roundabout at the junction with A5020 (s/p Crewe) turn R. At the next roundabout after 0.9 miles turn L (s/p A5020 Crewe). Follow signs for Crewe for 2miles then at the roundabout junction with A534 (s/p Nantwich) turn L into Nantwich Road and over the railway bridge. Gresty Road is the first left after the station.

WHERE TO PARK:

There limited street parking but fans are directed to park on the industrial estate in Weston Road. If you are early enough then parking right behind the main stand is available.

THE STADIUM

The Alexandra Stadium, with a capacity of just over 10,000 was redeveloped in the late 90s. It is a compact ground with three small stands. The final one, the Main Stand holds just under 7,000- that is almost three quarters of all seats – and so is totally out of proportion to the rest of the ground. There are no dug outs instead part of the stand is allocated.

The stand to the left of this is the Gresty Road Stand, which holds 982 home fans, whilst the stand opposite, the Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans Stand is used for the visiting fans. Finally, the other area behind the goal, sponsored by Wulvern Housing, houses the overfill of visiting fans.

WHERE THE VALIANTS WILL BE SEATED:

The Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand, along the side stand accommodates 1,680 visiting fans and although it was only redeveloped in 1995 it feels rather dated. If there is sufficient demand another 682 seats can be made available in the Wulvern Housing Stand.

FOOD:

There are many fish and chip shops within easy reach of Alexandra Stadium, but the Gretsy Road Chips shop, opposite the ground, is legendary.

DRINK:

With the number of pubs around the ground it is a case of take your pick. Along Nantwich Road is the Last Orders, or The Express and Square One on Mill Street. Alternatively visit one of the many out of town pubs passed on the short journey from Burslem.

 

 

 

 

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Kick Off: 19:45

Ground Name: The Utility Energy Stadium

Capacity: 25,136 (all seated)

Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY

Tel No: 0870 822 0000

Nickname: The Bantams

Website: www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk

Ticket Information: Click here.

Coach Travel Information:

Departure time: 16:30       

Adults: £16                      

Concessions: £14.50         

DIRECTIONS:

Take the M6 N to J 21A then join M62 E (s/p Leeds). Remain on M62 to J 26 where join M606 N (s/p Bradford). At the end of the motorway take the last exit into Rooley Lane (s/p Airport). At the next roundabout turn L into Wakefield Road. Staying in the middle lane continue straight over 2 roundabouts (s/p Shipley, Skipton) onto Shipley Airedale Rd which then becomes Canal Rd. Just after Tesco on the L, turn L into Station Rd and L again into Queens Rd. Up the hill take at the 2nd set of traffic lights turn L into Midland Rd.

WHERE TO PARK:

Resident parking schemes make parking near the ground difficult so it is advisable to use one of the privately run car parks near the ground.

THE STADIUM:

The ground has been redeveloped over a number of years, especially since the fire disaster in 1985, and reflects the times spent in the lofty heights of the Premiership. The impressive Coop and Carlsberg Stands curve around the west and north sides of the ground holding 18,794, The Midland Road (Betresue) Stand in the east holds 4,500  Behind the goal is the T.L.Dallas Stand.

WHERE THE VALIANTS WILL BE SEATED:

Away fans are allocated the T L Dallas Stand for 1,840, which is behind the goal. It is a two tiered stand, the upper tier giving the better view. Fans with walking difficulties should note there are a great number of steps to negotiate from street level to the seats.

FOOD:

Kiosks in the T L Dallas stand serve Shire Pies, hot dogs and burgers. There does not appear to be a convenient, traditional chippy within easy reach of the ground so maybe a visit to one of the many curry houses could be the solution.

DRINK:

The nearest pub which caters for both home and away support is The Carlton which is behind the north side of the ground, i.e. the opposite end to the away stand. Alcohol is not available in the away end.