Stadium: Huish Park
Capacity: 9,665 (5,212 seated)
Address: Luton Way, Somerset, BA22 8YF
Tel: 01935 423 662
Nickname: The Glovers
Senior (65+): £6
Young Adult (16-21): £6
Under 16: £5
Carer: Free of Charge
Tickets are available now from the ticket office. Pop in, or ring 01782 655821 to book yours.
Advance tickets will be available upto 5:00pm on Monday 11th December 2017.
Coach Travel Information
Tickets are available now from the club shop. Come on down to grab yours, or ring 01782 655822.
Coaches depart from Hamil Road at 1:30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017.
Join M6(S) and at J8 join M5. Leave M5 at J25 and take A358 (Ilminster) and at A303 eastbound entering Yeovil on the A3088. Exit left at the 1st roundabout then straight over the next two roundabouts into Western Avenue. Cross the next roundabout then turn left into Copse Road for supporters’ parking.
Overview of Huish Park
The Glovers moved to Huish Park in 1990. The home fans create a lively atmosphere in this small, compact ground. Behind one goal is the Thatcher Gold Terrace, a covered standing area housing the home fans who create most of the noise with the aid of a drum. The two side stands; the Tamburin and Screwfix Community Stand are similar in appearance with the former holding the dug outs and executive boxes. The final uncovered standing area behind the goal holds the away fans.
Where the Valiants Will Be Seated
For the Vale fans who think that the best way to enjoy football is from a standing position then this is the ground to visit. The away supporters are allocated the Copse Road Terrace which holds 1,750, but be aware there is no cover at all.
600 seats are made available in the Screwfix Community Stand for those who prefer a little comfort.
Best Place to Eat
To find the nearest chip shop, Palmers, walk south along Luton Way, which runs alongside Huish Park, until you reach a roundabout and then turn right onto Bunford Lane, then next right onto Lansdowne Lane - the chippy is at the end.
Stadium: Brunton Park
Address: Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL
Tel: 01228 526237
Nickname: The Blues
Take M6(N) to J43 and follow A69 towards Carlisle. Brunton Park is on the right hand side after 1 miles.
There is ample parking at the ground.
Overview of Brunton Park:
The Main Stand is situated on the west side with seating at the back and standing towards the front – only the back half covered by a roof. The executive seats and dugouts are here.
To the right of the Main Stand is the Warwick Road End, providing standing accommodation for the home fans. Note the unusual roof to this stand.
Opposite the Main Stand is the Pioneer Stand, which is the most recent development. This is a large, all-seated covered stand, mainly for the home fans, but towards one end a section is allocated to visitors. Interestingly part of this section extends past the pitch, these seats having an uninterrupted view across the width of the mainly unused stand behind the goal.
The final stand is the Petterill End, an uncovered terrace used for away fans (only if a large number are expected). Brunton Park is therefore a jigsaw of a ground, with one of the corner pieces that does not quite fit.
Where the Valiants Will Be Seated:
Away supporters are allocated seats in the Pioneer Stand. If the demand is great enough the Petterill End will be opened.
Best Place to Eat:
For Broad Street Fryer– from the ground turn right onto Warwick Road then turn left onto Broad Street. The chippy is to be found a short way downon the right. Food can also be obtained from the Brewers Fayre Lakeland Gate pub and the Toby Carvery , both a short way along Warwick Road, left out of the ground.
Where to Get a Drink:
The closest pub to Brunton Park is the Beehive on Warwick Road which passes alongside the ground. This pub allows in away supporters, so could be the easiest option. On the same road is the Carlisle Rugby Club, which has a small bar, and also welcomes away support. Further along Warwick Road, towards town centre, is the Howards Arms.
Stadium: Weston Homes Community Stadium
Address: United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP
Tel: 01206 755 100
Ticket Office: 0845 437 9089
Nickname: The U's
All coaches depart from Hamil Road at 8.45am on Saturday 23rd December 2017.
Take M6(S) to J1. Take A14 to M11. Come off the M11 at J8 (Stansted Airport/A120) and follow the A120 towards Braintree & Colchester. The A120 then joins the A12 and after passing the stadium on your right, leave the A12 at Junction 28. Turn left at the first roundabout, the turn right into United Way from the second roundabout.
There are 700 parking spaces at the stadium which can be pre-booked. This is advised for away fans as there are a limited number allocated. (Call Ticket Office). If the car park is full, there is an overspill car park on the nearby industrial estate (about a 10-15 minute walk away) which costs £8. There is a residents only parking scheme in operation around the stadium.
The new Weston Homes Community Stadium, opened in 2008, was built at a cost of around £14m mainly funded by Colchester Borough Council, who own the stadium - the football club being tenants. The stadium is typical of a number of new stadiums - rather like Shrewsbury’s. There are four separate stands with the Main (West) Stand on one side of the pitch is a little taller than the other three stands. They are single tiered, seated stands. The Main Stand has a row of executive boxes and corporate hospitality areas along the top of it. The Weston Homes Stand at the South end of the stadium has a Police Control Box in it. All the stands have opaque panels in their roofs allowing more light on pitch. The facilities and view of the playing action are good. The stands are particularly steep, meaning that fans are kept close to the pitch
Where the Valiants Will be Situated:
Away fans are allocated the north section of the Job Serve Stand which runs along the side of the pitch having room for up to 1,000 Vale fans. Fans should be aware that because of the steepness of the stand and because of the very narrow steps and great care should be taken when leaving their seats.
The Club allows away fans into the bar and toilets in the concourse area of the Weston Homes Stand, from 12.15pm for a 3.00pm kick.There is often pre-match entertainment, such as live bands, playing under the marquee. If the weather is good take your drink out. As the stadium is on the very outskirts of Colchester, then there are few pubs.
The normal range of football food is available, including cheesburgers, hot dogs, pasties, pies, and sausage rolls.