Saturday 13th July 2013
The Carlsberg Stadium, Langford Road, Biggleswade, SG18 9JT
Kick Off: 3pm
Stevenage commence their pre-season campaign on Saturday with a short trip up the A1 to Biggleswade Town.
After a few weeks back at Bragbury End and a training camp in La Manga the Boro players will be keen to get back playing in front of their own fans, with this being the first opportunity supporters will have to see a number of the new summer arrivals in action.
The Waders will compete at the highest level in their 140 year history this season after winning promotion to the Southern League Premier Division after a 3-1 playoff final win at Rugby Town back in May. They also won the Beds Senior Cup for the first time in 39 years, with a 3-0 win over AFC Dunstable at Luton’s Kenilworth Road, so will undoubtedly prove a good test for Graham Westley’s men
The 3,000 capacity Carlsberg Stadium will play host to this game. Opened in 2008 it includes seating for 300 spectators in the main stand with covered terracing opposite for 100. Its turnstiles were formerly based at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground.
Entry is just £5 with U16s admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
By car: From Stevenage take the A1 heading North. Upon arriving near the town, continue up the A1 to the second roundabout near Sainsbury’s and take the third exit to Biggleswade (A6001). Proceed straight over mini-roundabout outside of Sainsbury’s. The road takes a sharp right bend, continue on this road and you will come to a mini roundabout at which you will need to take the second exit (going straight on). This is Teal Road which will turn sharply left after about 600 yards and you will then be at a set of traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right and proceed past houses and factories. Go under The A1 and the ground entrance is 200m on the right.
By train: Biggleswade is just a 15 minute rail journey from Stevenage with trains departing at 12 minutes and 47 minutes past each hour. On exiting Biggleswade station walk down Saffron Road. At the traffic lights turn left onto Hitchin Street. Continue walking past houses and then factories. Proceed under The A1 and the ground is on your right.