AWAY GUIDE | Highbury Stadium

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TICKETS

333 had been sold before going off sale on Thursday afternoon. Tickets will be available from Highbury Stadium on the day priced:

Adult: £22.00

Over 65s: £17.00

Student and U18s: £11.00

U16s: £5.00

U5s: FREE

TURNSTILES

We are given both stand and terrace accommodation and it has to be said both are pretty good. Our seats are in the Parkside Stand along the side of the pitch at the very far left of the stand as you face the playing area and offers a good view, although it is a little steep. 

There is nice, spacious concourse which has all of the bare necessities. The terrace is behind the goal in the part of the ground named after Percy Ronson and this is pretty good too, covered with no pillars, although doesn't run the full length of the touchline. 

There is a refreshment area but a bit more limited than the stand, although last year they just opened up the latter at half time anyway. 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

There’s plenty of choice in the town and as you would expect there are quite a few fish and chip shops and locally-run cafes in comparison to a lot of places. 

Similarly, there are some nice traditional pubs in Fleetwood, the Strawberry Gardens being a good pick. The Thomas Drummond represents the local Wetherspoon chain, but it's at the ground itself you'll probably find the best place for a nice pint, bite to eat and enjoyable experience in the form of Jim's Sports Bar which ticks all the boxes.

If coming on the train via Poulton there is a nice pub just outside the station. Blackpool is also nearby...

TRAVEL

The postcode is FY7 6TX. By whichever means, get to Junction 32 of the M6 and take the M55 towards Blackpool, subsequently leaving this at Junction 3. Follow the A585 towards Fleetwood.

It gets a little fiddly from there, basically cross the roundabout by Blackpool and Fylde College, then take the first left onto Copse Road. Keep left and bear onto Radcliffe Road, effectively going back in the opposite direction. The ground is then to the right on Stanley Road, it's probably best to get parked up around here.

As far as the train goes, there is no station in Fleetwood itself, but there are a couple of options from Preston which is the most likely initial point of call. Either take a train to Poulton-Le-Fylde then take either bus 80 or 82 to Fleetwood, or grab a taxi. Alternatively, take the train to Blackpool North then again there is a choice of bus 1 or 14, or take a stroll to the promenade and catch a tram. This takes under an hour, runs every 10 minutes, drops you within easy walking distance of the ground and you can get a 24-hour pass for a fiver. Certainly handy if you're making a weekend of it.


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