Match Guide: 1885 Arena

AFC Telford United make the short trip to the 1885 Arena on Saturday looking for three points in the National League North

For those supporters traveling to Chester on Saturday, please take a look at our away guide below.

The 1885 Arena,
Bumpers Lane,

Admission Prices:
£12.00 – Adults
£10.00 – Concessions (Senior citizens/Students with current NUS card/Armed Forces)
£8.00 – 18 to 21 years of age
£3.00 – 5 to 17 years old
Free – Under 5 years old

Disabled supporters are charged at the prices stipulated above. Carers, if required, are free of charge. Please purchase a ticket from the ticket office.

Supporters using a wheelchair will be located in the West Stand. The entrance is next to turnstile 7.

Away Supporters:

Telford fans will be housed in part of the Centurion Community Stand on one side of the pitch.
This former covered terrace is now all seated having a capacity of 400.

Food on offer inside the ground includes a range of Holland’s Pies (Peppered Steak, Meat and Potato, Cheese and Onion, all £3), Rollover Burgers (£3) and Rollover Hot Dogs (£2.50).

Please note that Under 18’s paying on the turnstile may be asked for proof of age if required.

Where to drink:

There is a Social Club at the ground that does admit away supporters, for an entrance fee of £1. However, the Club is on the small size so can quickly get full. There are not many drinking outlets near to the ground so it may be advisable to drink in Chester City Centre before the match, although this is a good 20 minute walk away from the ground.


There is plenty of car parking available at the ground, at a cost of £2 per car


The ground is located out of town on an industrial estate. Stay on the M56 until its end and then continue along the A494 towards Queensferry and North Wales. Take the A548 turn off towards Chester & Flint and at the roundabout take the first exit towards Chester (A548).

At the next roundabout again go left continuing along the A548 towards Chester. Head straight through the first set of traffic lights and after passing a Vauxhall and then a Renault garage on your left, turn right at the next lights (there is a Volvo & Jaguar delaership on the corner) into Sovereign Way. Continue to the end of Sovereign Way and then turn right into Bumpers Lane and the entrance to the Club car park is just down on the right.

By Train:
Chester Railway Station is over two miles from the ground, so it is probably best to jump in a taxi which will cost around £6.

Leave the station by the main exit opposite the Town Crier and turn right into Station Road. Head between the Egerton Arms and the Railway Inn, and at the end of the street enter the underpass. In the underpass look for the first exit and then steps signed for Frodsham Street.

Head towards the Oddfellows Arms but just before the bridge turn right into Gorse Stacks. When reaching the crossroads by the Bull & Stirrup go straight over into Canal Street and on under the dual carriageway ring road. At the next junction turn left, past Telford’s Warehouse on the right-hand side, and over the canal. The road then divides. Take the right-hand option, South View Road.

At the T-junction at the end of South View Road turn right. You are now in Sealand Road. Carry along Sealand Road for half a mile or so until you see Bumpers Lane on your left. Around half a mile down Bumpers Lane you’ll reach the stadium.

Official Programme £2.50.

Match Guide: 1885 Arena

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