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FA Trophy: Away Guide

AFC Telford United travel to Stourbridge this weekend to face the Glassboys in the Third Round of the FA Trophy.  

For those supporters travelling to the War Memorial Athletic Ground this weekend, our fans away guide is available below.

GROUND LOCATION

The War Memorial Athletic Ground is located on the A491 High St, approximately 400 yards off Stourbridge Ring Road, to the north of the Town Centre.

Directions to the ground by road, rail and bus can be found at the following link:

http://www.stourbridgefc.com/a/directions-to-sfc-26516.html

TICKET DETAILS

Tickets purchased in advance online are priced as follows –
ADULTS – £11
OAP’s (65 and over) – £8
JUNIORS (aged 12-17 years) – £6
UNDER 12’s – £2 (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Tickets can be purchased by cash on a matchday at the Ticket Office without prior booking through the Kaizen Ticketing system, however these will be subject to an additional £1 charge across the top three categories (£12/£9/£7 respectively).

Online sales will be available until kick-off to offer supporters every opportunity to purchase before they arrive at the ground and avoid the possibility of queueing up at the ticket office, so you can even book online on Saturday lunchtime and get your tickets in time for the game!

The link to the ticket portal is https://stourbridgefc.ktckts.com

First time purchasers are advised to set up an account first and then go on to book their tickets.

Purchasing match tickets via the portal takes a couple of minutes once your account is set-up, with e-tickets delivered in PDF format via email, which you can either print off and download to your smartphone for scanning at the turnstiles.

After completing your order/purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email, quickly followed by the tickets on a separate e-mail as a PDF attachment, both sent from BOX OFFICE. Either print the tickets off or download the match tickets PDF to your smartphone.

PARKING

There is limited parking available inside the Archway entrance for OFFICIALS, PLAYERS, MEMBERS & DISABLED SPECTATORS ONLY. Parking for Members is on a first-come, first-served basis, other than for disabled spectators.

Stourbridge recommend that disabled spectators requiring a parking space should contact Club Secretary Clive Eades ([email protected]) 24 hours in advance, particularly if you are not expecting to arrive until shortly before kick-off, to ensure that a space is kept free.

Parking is also available on streets around the ground, including Mill Race Lane and Old Wharf Road (evening) either side of High Street, between the ground and the Ring Road. The nearest “Pay & Display” Car Park is on Birmingham Road, just off the Ring Road, approximately 5-10 minutes’ walk from the ground.

Stourbridge would like to remind spectators to show consideration to their neighbours when parking, and in particular please do not park in Westland Gardens, The Holloway or Stamford St.

ACCESS TO THE GROUND

The primary access to the War Memorial Athletic Ground for all spectators is via the ‘Archway’ entrance and turnstiles, located on High St, opposite ‘Vets 4 Pets’. Turnstiles usually open at 1.30 pm.

Please have your tickets ready for scanning at the turnstiles. Please note that no cash will be taken at the turnstiles. Tickets must be purchased online in advance or from the separate ticket office located inside the Archway Entrance.

Access from the turnstiles to spectator areas will be via the passageway to the rear of the Glassboys Bar. Access will NOT be allowed via the front of the social club and players’ entrance to the front of the dressing rooms.

COVID-19

Spectators are advised to make themselves aware of the information contained within our Covid-19 Risk Assessments prior to visiting the War Memorial Athletic Ground on matchdays. This information is available via the following link:

https://www.stourbridgefc.com/a/stourbridge-fc–covid19-risk-assessment-documentation–60112.html

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

The matchday programme, costing £3, is available from the wooden hut behind the goal and adjacent to the Church End turnstiles.

50/50 DRAW

The 50/50 costs just £1 to enter, and tickets can be purchased from the sellers around the ground and at the programme hut before kick-off. One cash prize will be awarded at each game, the amount depending on sales. The draw will take place at half time and the winner will be paid after the match.

GLASSBOYS BAR

The Glassboys Bar is located at the Church End of the ground, immediately to your left as you enter through the Archway turnstiles. The Bar is open before, during and after every home game and we offer a warm welcome to all visiting supporters and, indeed, neutrals.

An outside bar is also in operation on some matchdays and is located next to the Snack Bar behind the Church End goal.

REFRESHMENTS

Hot food and drinks can be purchased from the Snack Bar by the Church End turnstiles.

TOILETS

Gents’ and ladies’ toilets are located in the Glassboys Bar, and behind the dressing room block at the Church End of the ground.

SEATING

Seating for spectators is located in the Main Stand on the far side of the ground from the Glassboys Bar. All seating is unreserved, except for the front three rows of seating in the centre block, which are for Directors, Officials and Sponsors only.

No additional charge is made for seating.

DISABLED ENCLOSURE

There is wheelchair-accessible covered accommodation for disabled spectators immediately adjacent to the dressing room area.

SEGREGATION

Spectators are not usually segregated at matches, and are free to circulate around the ground as they wish. However, please note that no access is allowed for spectators on the “cricket” side of the ground, opposite the main stand. All access to the “Shed” End of the ground is via the Main Stand side.

FA Trophy: Away Guide

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