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MATCH PACK: BRISTOL CITY

19 April 2014

Information and FAQs about Bank Holiday Monday's game

Ahead of Monday's Sky Bet League 1 tie against Bristol City at The Lamex Stadium (3pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Bristol Match Pack:

Tickets
This is a Category A game so match day prices range from FREE to £20 in the terraces and from £9 to £24 in the seats. Click here to see all the match day prices. Remember if you buy in advance online or in person by 4pm on Easter Sunday you can save money by buying at ‘in advance’ prices.

Boro Express
Live in East Herts and coming to the game? Then why not hop on board the Boro Express for this Bank Holiday game against Bristol City? Running from Cheshunt, the Boro Express coach has pick-ups from five different locations across East Herts before dropping you off right outside The Lamex Stadium. It's just £6 return and you also get a free match day programme! Click here for more details on how to book your place on the Boro Express!

Parking
Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground. Parking is available in nearby residential streets but we ask fans to be considerate with their parking and not to block driveways and cause inconvenience for local residents

Please do not park on the grass verges alongside the A602 as your vehicle is likely to be ticketed by the local authorities. Please also do not park in the adjacent Roaring Meg retail park. New parking rules imposed last year by the Roaring Meg management restrict parking to 90 minutes on a match day, which come in to effect two hours before kick-off. Anyone exceeding this time limit could face a £100 fine. 

Pre-Match Food & Drink
The Broadhall Suite is the perfect place to relax and enjoy bar snacks, food and drink on a match day. Located in the south-east corner of the ground, just past the away turnstiles, it's easily accessible for all supporters. Doors open at midday and the early League 1 kick-off between Leyton Orient and Wolves kicks-off at 12.15pm. Then from 12.30pm until 2pm Stevenage and Bristol City fans will be able to enjoy a 175ml glass of house wine or a pint of Fosters, IPA or Stella for just £2.50 in "90 Minute Madness".

Weather
The current forecast suggests a mixed day for Stevenage on Monday. A cloudy start leads to rain later in the day, with temperatures at kick-off forecast to be around 15 degrees.

Timeline
Some of the key timings for Monday:
 
Midday – Shop, ticket office and Broadhall Suite all open
12.15pm - Leyton Orient v Wolves kick-offs on the Broadhall Suite TVs
12.30pm - Start of "90 Minute Madness"
1.45pm - Turnstiles open
2.15pm (approx) - Team news announced
2.45pm - The Community Countdown Challenge with participants from Monday's Match Day Package, the Potters Bar FC U11s.
3.00pm – Kick-off - Stevenage v Bristol City
3.52pm (approx) – Half time. The STS Tyre Pros “Through the Tyre” Challenge and 50/50 draw results
5pm (approx) – Full time. The shop reopens for a short while.
 
Not going to the match?
Listen to live commentary on Boro Player. Alternatively you can follow our match feed on Twitter @stevenagefc or follow our Facebook updates.
 
Stevenage FC FAQs
  
Q. How do I get to The Lamex?
A. Stevenage is easily accessible from locations around the country with The Lamex Stadium also simple to find once you're here. (Click here to download a copy of the below map)
 


By Car (postcode is SG2 8RH)
- Leave A1(M) at Junction 7 and head into Stevenage. 
- Cross over first roundabout (2nd exit) 
- Cross over second roundabout (2nd exit) and free parking (500 spaces) is available on your left at Fairlands Valley car park. The ground will be on your right. 
- See above for parking options
 
By Rail
Stevenage train station is on the East Coast main line and has regular services running between the capital and the north. First Capital Connect trains run between London Kings Cross (from 25 mins) and Peterborough (50 mins). Many East Coast mainline services also stop at Stevenage providing travel options between London, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
 
On arrival at the station you then have two options to continue your journey to The Lamex:
 
By Taxi: A taxi will take five minutes and cost approximately £5. Turn left out of the ticket barriers, take the next left down stairs and the taxi rank is immediately on your left.
 
By Foot: The train station is approximately one mile from the ground and is easily accessible using the town's footpaths and pedestrian underpasses. Turn left out of the ticket barriers and take the next stairs on the right, prior to the bridge. Head along the A602, Lytton Way, with the railway and car parks on your right hand side. At the roundabout with Stevenage police station, take the second exit into Six Hills Way. At the next roundabout take the third exit (right) continuing along the A602 Monkswood Road, passing Asda on your right and North Herts College. After about 1/2 a mile you will arrive at a roundabout and The Lamex will be directly in front of you.
 
Q. What time is the club shop and ticket office open?
A. The club shop will be open from 12pm to 3pm on Monday, giving you the opportunity to buy club merchandise and pick up your ticket if you're yet to do so. Remember the club shop is holding a sale on all replica shirts meaning you can pick up any remaining home shirt or goalkeeper top for just £14.99.The club shop will also be open for 30-45 minutes after the final whistle. The ticket office will be open from midday, allowing fans to collect pre-booked tickets and purchase tickets for the remaining games at home to Walsall and away at Brentford.

Once inside the ground, fans in the East Terrace will also have the chance to buy official club merchandise from the Supporters Association hut there.
 
Q. What time will the gates open?
A. All turnstiles will open from 1.45pm.
 
Q. Where do I enter the ground?
A. Where to enter the stadium depends on your ticket. Find your correct gate below and then click on the link beneath to download a copy of our stadium map.
 
- Home fans in the West Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 1-4 to the north of the ground or Gate 21 to the south.
- Home fans in the North Terrace (standing) need to enter through Gates 5-8.
- Home fans in the East Terrace (standing) need to enter through Gates 9-12 (to the north of the ground) or Gates 13-16 underneath the centre of the East Terrace.
- Bristol City fans in the South Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 17-20.
- Press and scouts are required to collect passes from the Executive Suite underneath the South (away) Stand
- Corporate hospitality guests will enter the stadium through the Directors & Hospitality entrance.


Click here to download a copy of our stadium map.
 
Q. How much is a programme?
A. Priced at £3, our programme will be available around the stadium on Monday and features the usual round-up of news, fun features and information.
 
Q. Is there food available inside the ground?
A. Yes, all four stands have tea bars which offer a range of food, snacks, drinks and healthy options for adults and children alike. Please see an example of one of our menus below...



Q. Can I buy anything else other than food, drink and merchandise at the ground?
A. Want to be in with a chance of leaving The Lamex with some money? Then make sure you take part in the Supporters Association 50/50 draw. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from the 50/50 girls around the ground. Half the money raised at each game goes to one lucky winner – so make sure you’re in it to win it. Simply listen out for the draw which is made at half-time or keep an eye on the scoreboard for the results.
 


Q. How will I know where to find the nearest tea bar, toilets etc?
A. The easiest way to find the nearest tea bar, toilets and exit is by following the arrows on our pitchside gate signs (see below), at the front of each stand. Alternatively you can ask a steward.



Q. What if I have questions on the day?
A. If you have any questions during your visit then please don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly stewards. They’ll be able to help you out with any queries – no matter how little – from finding your seat to pointing you in the right direction for the nearest toilets, tea bars etc.


 
Other Questions
 
Q. If I have a brilliant experience and want to come again, where can I buy tickets for future matches?
A. There are four ways you can buy tickets at The Lamex Stadium:
 
1) Online at www.borotickets.co.uk
2) In person from the club shop.
3) From the ticket office on the day of a game (open from midday for a Saturday home match and from 5pm for a midweek home match). This is also where tickets bought online for collection can be collected from. 
4) On the turnstiles on the day of the game
 
Q. Where can I find Stevenage FC's fixtures?
A. You can find our fixture list here.
 
Q. When is Stevenage's next home game?
A. Boro are back at home next Saturday (26th April) when Walsall are our visitors in the final home game of the season. Book your tickets online here now!

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