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GROUND NAME: The Hive Stadium   

CAPACITY: 6,205             

ADDRESS: Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6AG   

TEL NO: 020 8381 3800

NICKNAME: Bees             


Adults: £23

U21 / 65+: £14

U17: £5

Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the fixture. If buying from the Hive Stadium on the day, away supporters will be situated in the North Stand and both cash and card transactions are accepted.


Departure time: 9.30am

Adults: £17.50

Concessions: £16


Take the M6, M1 south. Leave the M1 at Junction 4 and take the A41 towards Edgware. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit, S/P Harrow and Stanmore, onto the A410.  At the next small roundabout turn left at the Esso Garage towards Edgware. Pass through a set of traffic lights, (the Masons Arms on one corner) and then at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Camrose Avenue. The entrance to the Hive Stadium is down this road on the right.


There is parking at the stadium, for 500 cars (£5 per car). As there is only one exit it can take a while to start the journey home. There is street parking, but none on Camrose Avenue itself. There are 150 car parking spaces at Canons Park Tube Station, which costs £2 all day on a Saturday. This is about a ten-minute walk to the Hive.


The Hive Stadium opened in July 2013 is located in a park/playing fields area, The Main Stand, on the West side of the stadium, is single tiered and covered. It has a seating capacity of just under 2,700 fans. On the opposite side is the rather plain East Stand which is essentially an office building with an extended roof providing cover for the six rows of seats installed in front of it. The roof doesn't extend the whole length of the stand, so some of these 750 seats are uncovered..  The south end of the ground has a small covered terrace which is only a few rows high and has a capacity of around 800. A planning application has been submitted for a new South Stand similar to the North Stand At the moment planning restricts the ground capacity allowed  to 5,176 and the club have applied to have this  lifted.


Recent  investment has seen the building of a new all seated 1,890 capacity North Stand

The stand is covered, with well raked seats and  good views as there are no supporting pillars. Entrance to the ground is via electronic turnstiles, meaning that you need to insert your ticket into a bar code reader. It is very pleasing that the newest stand is given to away fans!. Entrance to the ground is via electronic turnstiles, meaning that you need to insert your ticket into a bar code reader to gain entry.


The kiosks at the rear of the stand, serve the usual football food of cheeseburgers (£4.50), burgers or hot dogs (£4) and a selection of baguettes (£3.50 whole, £2.50 half), but no pies!


Away supporters have  their own bar inside  the stadium This is behind the North Stand. This spacious bar has a large screen showing Sky Sports. It serves beers such as Fosters and Johns Smiths (£3.80) and Heineken (£4). The bar is open throughout the game and for a short time after the final whistle. 

Stadium: County Ground
Capacity: 15,728
Address: County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED
Tel: 08704431969
Nickname: The Robins


Ticket Prices

Adult: £23
65+ / Student (ID Required): £17
18-20: £10
11-17: £6
0-10: £2
Carer: Free of Charge


Tickets will be available from the Away Ticket Office at the County Ground on the day of the game, and are available to buy with cash or card.

Tickets will be available from the Port Vale Ticket Office from 9:00am on Thursday 1st February 2018 up to 2:00pm Friday 16th February 2018.


Coach Travel Information:       

Adults: £17              
Concessions: £15.50

Coaches will depart Hamil Road at 10:15am on Saturday 17th February 2018.



Take M6(S), join M5 and travel south to J11A. Leave the motorway and pick up the A417 (signposted Cirencester, Swindon) which becomes A119 to Swindon. Continue on the A119, which acts as a ring road, until you get to the Coate Roundabout. From there follow signs for 'Football Traffic' and County Ground for 1.8miles which takes you to the “Magic Roundabout.” Car parking is signposted from there.



There is some street parking as well as parking at the ground for £10.



This stadium looks like a work in progress with large side stands an small end terraces. The two-tiered covered side dwarfs the two smaller ends. The Main Stand is the Arkells Stand. Built into it are the players tunnel and team dugouts in front.

Opposite, the Don Rogers Stand, opened 1994, has a large upper tier and a much smaller lower tier. It provides an excellent uninterrupted view of the pitch.

The Fast Plant Town End is a small covered stand, for the home fans. It has a row of supporting pillars that run across the front of it.

At the other end is the Stratton Bank Stand which is uncovered. and houses a small electric scoreboard, next to which is a Rolex Clock which is the only Rolex clock in a football ground in the world.


Where the Valiants Will Be Seated:

1,200 visiting fans are allocated the left hand end of the Arkells Stand. There is a small kiosk at the back.



The kiosks serve various pies, burgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausage rolls and pasties .

There is a Burger King on Queens Drive just two minutes walk away from the ground and a McDonalds about a mile away. As well as the normal food of pies and pasties there is normally chips for sale on the car park.


Where to Get a Drink:

Near the away turnstiles the away fans have their own bar, called Bar 71 which is quite small and so fills up quickly. It serves draught beer and larger, as well as snacks. Door men prevent it becoming over crowded. The Merlin on Drove Road, near the Magic Roundabout welcome away fans when we last visited.

Stadium: LCI Rail Stadium
Capacity: 7,066 (3,912 seated)
Address: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5NA
Tel: 01242 573 558
Nickname: The Robins


Ticket Details

Adult: £21
65+: £15
18 & Under / Student (ID Required): £7

There will be cash turnstiles on the day of the game at the same price as the above.

Tickets will be available from the Port Vale Ticket Office from 9:00am on Monday 22nd February 2018 up to 2:00pm Friday 9th February 2018.


Coach Travel Information:  

Adults: £14.50                    
Concessions: £13  

Coaches will deaprt from Hamil Road at 11:00am on Saturday 10th February 2018.     



Take M6 to J8 to join M5. Continue on M5 to J10. Take A4019 to Cheltenham. Keep straight through the lights to a large roundabout by McDonalds turn left. Continue straight over a double mini roundabout and keep going for 300yrds and turn right into Swindon Lane. Follow this road over level crossings and 2 mini roundabouts until you come to a larger one. Go straight over (signposted Prestbury) and the free Park and Ride service is situated on the left of the racecourse. For the ground continue past the racecourse and turn right on to Albert Road and follow this to the end. At the roundabout turn left into Prestbury Road. After 200 yards turn right into Whaddon Road. The ground and car park are 300 yards on the left.


Overview of LCI Rail Stadium:

Located in the Cotswolds, parts of the ground have gradually been developed over recent years in line with the Club’s fortunes – the most recent being the Hazelwood Stand; an all seated area behind a goal. The opposite end is the Liberty and Mutual Insurance Stand which is a covered standing area for the home fans.

The In2Print Stand, opened in 2001, holds 2,034, all seated and runs along the side.

The Jeff Man Stand completes the ground – a small structure, spanning the halfway line, leaving standing areas to each side of it.


Where the Valiants Will Be Seated:

About 1,100 away supporters can be housed in the Hazelwood Stand behind the goal, which has good views, facilities and leg room.


Best Place to Eat:

There is an excellent chippy near the ground. Looking at the ground from Whaddon Road go about 200 yards to the right along Whaddon Road; it is on the left.
Alternatively the food inside the ground is highly recommended, with burgers, hot dogs, pies and bacon baps.


Where to Get a Drink:

A club called The Robins Nest is right next to the ground and allows in some away supporters for a small fee. The Fox and The Greyhound are two other pubs near the ground, mainly used by the home support. The away fans are probably better heading for the Sudeley Arms or The Conservatory on Prestbury Road; about 10 minutes walk away. Turn right out of the Club Car Park then left at the end of the road into Prestbury Road. Go straight over the roundabout and the Sudeley Arms is on your left, the Conservatory further up on the right.

Stadium: Wham Stadium
Capacity: 5,057 (1,200 seated)           
Address: Livingston Road, Accrington,  BB5 5BX
Tel: 01254 356950
Nickname: The Reds


Ticket Information:

Adult: £20
65+: £15
Student (ID Required): £15
12-17: £15
Under 12: £5

Seating tickets and terrace tickets are available at the prices displayed above.

Any supporter using a wheelchair needs to call Accrington Stanley directly on 01254 356950.

Tickets are on sale from the Port Vale ticket office from Thursday 4th January 2018 until 2:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018.


Coach Travel Information

Adults: £14.50                                   
Concessions: £13     

Coaches to depart from Hamil Road at 11:30am on Saturday 20th January 2018.



Take the M6 (N) to J29 and join M65 towards Blackburn. Leave at J7 and take left hand exit at the round about onto A6185 towards Clitheroe. At first set of traffic lights turn right onto A678 and then at the next set of lights turn right again onto the A680 towards Accrington. After about half a mile you will pass The Crown pub on your left. Take the next left into Livingston Road.



As you turn left into Livingston Road there is a small club car park. Otherwise it is street parking.


Overview of the Stadium:

This is quite small ground. The Main and Thwaites Stand are along one side of the ground, spanning the halfway line, a gap separating the two. They are both seated and covered and have a row of flood lights at the back. Because of the slope of the pitch there are fewer seats in the Thwaites Stand than the Main Stand.

The opposite side of the pitch has the very small covered terrace called the Whitney Hill Terrace, just 3 rows of terracing.

Behind one goal is the home end called the William Dyer Electrical Stand which is unusual in that it has seating at the front and standing at the back!

The home fans seem to enjoy the view from this stand and are usually very loud in their support.


Where the Valiants Will Be Housed:

Away fans are housed in the Coppice Terrace which has no cover and as the ground is pretty exposed be advised and wrap up! Part of the Whitney Hill Terrace is also usually allocated, this has cover and three rows of very cramped seats.


Where to Get a Drink:

The nearest pub is The Crown, just behind the ground on Whalley Road, where all fans are welcome. It has memorabilia donated by fans of many clubs, a beer garden, and sports screen TV.

The Oakley Tavern, 2 minutes from the ground towards the town centre, serves freshly cooked food and has plasma screen TV, but no track suits or base ball caps.


Where to Eat:

Burgers and Holland Pies are served at the ground. Tracy’s fish and chip shop is next to the Oakley Pub, two minutes walk from the ground. A chip van is usually in the ground behind the away end

Stadium: The New Lawn    
Capacity: 4,803                         
Address: Nympsfield Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0ET
Tel: 01453 834860
Nickname: Rovers 


Ticket Information: 


Adults: £16
65 & Over: £12
16-2: £8
11-15: £5
Under 11: Free With Adult Ticket

Seating (For Persons With Disability Only)

Adults: £19
65 & Over: £15
16-21: £10
0-15: £7
Carer: Free of Charge


Parking for supporters with disabilities is available direct from Forest Green Rovers on 01453 834860

All ticket prices are increaed by £2 on the day of the game.

Tickets are on sale now from the Port Vale Ticket Office and are available until 2:00pm on Friday 5th January 2018.


Coach Travel Information:

Adults: £15
Concessions: £13.50

The coaches are departing Hamil Road at 10:30am on Saturday 6th January 2017.



Take the M6, M5 to J13 taking the A419 towards Stroud.  At Stroud turn onto the A46 towards Nailsworth. This brings you into the centre of the town. At the Information Centre take the first right at the mini roundabout onto Spring Hill, sign posted Forest Green. The New Lawn is at the top of this hill.

Where to Park:

There is no parking on the club car park for visiting fans apart from blue badge holders who have pre-booked a space. A short distance away, down Nympsfield Road, is Nailsworth Primary School which offers parking at £5 per car. Otherwise, there is plenty of on-street parking in the area.

The New Lawn:                                                                                                

The New Lawn, opened in 2006, is at top of a fairly steep hill so very exposed . The Club prides itself on its “green” credentials, FIFA recently described them as the  greenest football club in the world. No other football club in the world has put the environment as central to it's principles. They are the only club in the world to have EMAS accreditation – the gold standard of environmental management – and they are the first and only vegan football club in the world.

The large Main Stand is on one side of the pitch. It is all seated and has a capacity of 1,881. There are a row of executive boxes across the back of it. The dugouts areas are at the front of this stand. Opposite is the smaller West Terrace, which has only seven steps. Both ends have been rescued from the old Lawn ground. The covered  terrace; Nympsfield Road has the roof which came from the Barnfield Road side of the old ground. Opposite is the South Stand, which was a covered, all-seated stand, but has now had the seats removed to make it a terrace for home fans. This section was transported from the Club's old ground and re-erected at the New Lawn.

Where the Valiants Will Be Seated:

Away fans are allocated the very shallow, open West Terrace which runs the full length of the pitch with a capacity of around 1,150. The terrace is uncovered, so hope that it doesn't rain. Apart from disabled fans, there are no seats for visiting supporters. The entrance to the away terrace is at the back of the stadium and the access paths are narrow. Entrance to the ground is via electronic turnstiles, so you need to scan your ticket to gain admittance.


Only Vegan food is served at the ground, so on offer, are Veggie Burgers (£3.20), Q-Pies (filled with Quorn £3.50) Chips and Curry Sauce (£2.70) and Chip Butties (£2.70).


The Club House is usually for home supporters only so a small marquee bar for visiting fans, located near to the away turnstiles, is sometimes provided. There are many interesting places to get food or drink in Nailsworth itself; 15 minutes walk away.

Stadium: Meadow Lane 
Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ
0115 952 9000                   


Tickt Information:

Adults: £20
Concessions (60+ & 18-21): £14
16-17: £7
12-15: £5
7-11*: £1 
Under 7*: Free of Charge 
Carer: Free of Charge

*Must be accompanied by a full paying adult/senior.

All tickets will increase by £2 on the day of the game and will be sold cash only at the ticket office.

Advance tickets are on sale now and will be availble up to 2:00pm on Friday 29th December 2017 

Tickets are available to purchase from the Port Vale ticket office. Further, call 01782 655821 to purchase.


***There are no cash turnstiles at Notts County, meaning any supporters purchasing on the day will be required to visit the away ticket booth, situated at the Meadow Lane end of the Jimmy Sirrell stand (where Port Vale fans will be housed). This ticket booth does not take card payments.

Those who arrive close to kick-off may face a queue for a ticket, so it would be better if they could purchase in advance.

Vale fans can still buy in advance with no booking fee and at the advance price, directly from Notts County on 0115 9557210. They are open from 9:00am to 1:00pm today and 10:00am to 2:00pm on New Year's Eve.

You can buy over the phone then collect on the day.


Coach Travel:

Adults: £14
Concessions: £12.50

Coaches depart Hamil Road at 12:00pm Saturday 1st January 2018.




Take A50 to junction with M1 then follow A453 to West Bridgeford. After 2 miles exit A453 (sign-posted Grantham A52, Newark A46, Melton A606). At roundabout after 0.3 miles turn left (sign-posted Grantham A52 Melton A606. After 0.3 miles, at mini roundabout, turn right (sign-posted Football Ground) onto A52. Keep on A52 for 5.5 miles. At 3rd roundabout turn left (sign-posted Nottingham A6011) onto A6011. Immediately get into the right hand lanes and over the fly-over. After a further 1 mile the road divides. To the City Ground keep left (sign-posted Nottingham via Trent Bridge) into Radcliffe Road. For Meadow Lane bear right (sign-posted Nottingham A6011 Colwich) over the Lady Bay Bridge. At T-junction after 0.5 miles turn left (sign-posted M1, Birmingham A543) into Meadow Lane.


You can park on the cattle market opposite the away seating area costing £3.50 a car, or at Nottingham City Council's Eastcroft depot (NG2 3AH) at £4 a car. This is about a five minute walk from the ground, sited just off London Road (A60). It is easy to spot as the entrance is signposted, has banners and is manned by security guards who remain throughout the match. There is less street parking in the area than when we last played at Notts County as parking restrictions have been introduced.

Overview of Meadow Lane

The ground was completely rebuilt in the 1990's into an all seater stadium. It has four separate stands, with both sides having single tiered stands (Derek Pavis and Jimmy Sirrel Stands). At one end is the large Kop Stand which can hold 5,400 fans, whilst at the other end is the smaller Family Stand. An outstanding feature of the ground is the imaginative use of the different coloured seating.

Where the Valiants Will Be Seated:

The visiting fans are no longer allocated the Kop End but instead are seated in part of the Jimmy Sirrel Stand, located at the side of the ground. Normally 1,300 seats are allocated although this can be increased.

Where To Get a Drink:

There are a few pubs which are “away friendly” within easy reach of the ground. On the main London Road is is the newly refurbished and renamed Globe, serving real ales. Just the other side of Trent Bridge is the Southbank which also serves real ales and excellent food.

Where To Eat:

If you don’t fancy what is on offer at the Kiosk in the ground then you will find plenty of food outlets on Radcliffe Road. 

Stadium: Weston Homes Community Stadium
United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP
Tel: 01206 755 100
Ticket Office: 
0845 437 9089
The U's 


Coach Travel:

Adults: £19.50
Concessions: £18 

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 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. 

Stadium: Brunton Park
Capacity: 17,949
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: Huish Park

Capacity: 9,665 (5,212 seated)
Address: Luton Way, Somerset, BA22 8YF
Tel: 01935 423 662
Nickname: The Glovers


Ticket Information       

Adult: £12
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

Adults: £19.50 
Concessions: £18 

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.