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MATCH PACK: WATFORD FAQs

11 August 2014

Information and FAQs about Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against the Hornets...

Ahead of Tuesday's Capital One Cup first round tie with Watford at The Lamex Stadium (7.45pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Watford Match Pack:

Tickets
Home fans
Tickets will be available on the cash turnstiles on the night at Category B prices, ranging from £4 to £18 in the terraces and from £8 to £22 in the seats. Click here for all the ticket prices and look for the Category B match day columns. The "Kids for £1" from Capital One offer ended at 4pm on Monday and is no longer available.

Please be advised that any visiting fans wearing Watford colours will not be permitted through home turnstiles.

Tickets ordered online for collection can be picked up from the Club Shop from midday or from the ticket office windows when it opens at 5pm.

Season ticket holders are reminded that they cannot use "Bring a Friend" vouchers for this cup fixture. Supporter Loyalty Cards are not applicable for this game either, however fans can still submit an application form to the Club Shop if they wish.

Away fans
Watford sold out the South Stand allocation last week and no tickets are available on the day for these seats. Last week, however, Watford were allocated an additional 450 seats at the south end of the Main Stand - less than 150 of these additional seats remain available for purchase and will only be available from the ticket office from 5pm. Hornets fans will not be able to buy tickets on the turnstiles.

As per home areas, tickets will be at Category B prices ranging from £8 to £22 in the seats. Click here for all the ticket prices and look for the Category B match day columns.

Please note this area of seating in the Main Stand is segregated from home fans with separate catering and male toilet facilities provided - females will be allowed access to the existing facilities in the Main Stand. 

Please click here to download a copy of The Lamex Stadium map if required.

Parking
Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground. Being a midweek fixture, free parking will also be available at Roaring Meg retail park.

Any fans parking in nearby residential streets are requested 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.

Pre-Match Food & Drink
The Broadhall Suite will be open to home and away fans and 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 6pm and fans will also be able to watch Sky Sports on the TV screens.

Weather
The current forecast suggests a bright day for Stevenage with the occasional cloudy period and rain shower. The temperature at 7.45pm is expected to be around 17 degrees.

Timeline
Some of the key timings for Tuesday:
 
Midday – Boro Shop opens
5pm - Ticket office opens
6pm - Broadhall Suite opens
6.30pm - Turnstiles open
7pm (approx) - Team news announced
7.45pm - Kick-off - Stevenage v Watford
8.30pm (approx) – Half time - 50/50 draw winners announced, STS Tyre Pro Challenge
9.30pm (approx) – Full time
 
Not going to the match?
Boro Player commentary with Steve Watkins and special guest Chris Beardsley will be available for this game so make sure you sign up today if you haven't done so already. 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 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 right through to kick-off, giving you the opportunity to buy club merchandise, including the new home and away shirts which have been flying off the shelves priced at £39.99 (adults) and £29.99 (youth) and lots more. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets for the upcoming home game against Wycombe (23rd Aug) and successive away games at Southend this weekend and Plymouth (19th Aug).

Once inside the ground, fans in the East and North Terraces 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 6.30pm.


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 Main (West) Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 2-4 to the north of the ground only. There will be no access to home sections of the Main Stand via Gate 21.
- 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 10-12 (to the north of the ground) or Gates 13-16 underneath the centre of the East Terrace.
- Watford fans will be situated in the South Stand (seats), accessible through Gates 17-19.
- Watford fans in the Main (West) Stand are required to enter through Gate 21 to the south of the ground.
- 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 brand new match day programme will be available around the stadium on Tuesday 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 under new management for 14/15 which offer freshly prepared baguettes, home-made pies, cheesy chips; burgers, sausages and bacon sourced from local butchers; muffins, cupcakes, sweets and 99% fat free Schmoo milkshakes which are ideal for kids and adults alike! Please see an example of one of our menus below.

Please note the tear bar in the south-west corner of the ground will be open to Watford fans in the West Stand only. An additional temporary tea bar will be set up for Boro fans in the West Stand and will be located at Exit Gate 6, as per earlier games this season against Everton and Wolves. The tea bar in the south-east corner of the ground, underneath the Control Box, will be open to Watford fans in the South Stand, who will also be able to use the tea bar behind the away stand.



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 for 2014/15 here.
 
Q. When is Stevenage's next home game?
A. Stevenage's next home fixture is on Saturday 23rd August against Wycombe Wanderers. Book your tickets online here now!

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