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23 January 2014

This Saturday sees Stevenage host Everton in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser. Whether you're a regular visitor or if you've not visited The Lamex before, there may be questions you need to know ahead of your visit. 

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Is there something else you'd like to know? Tweet us @stevenagefc, leave us a message on Facebook or drop us an email and we'll keep updating this page.

The Basics

Q. What day is the game?
A. Stevenage play Everton on Saturday 25th January 2014.

Q. What time is kick-off?
A. Kick-off is 5.30pm

Q. Are there any tickets available?
A. No - this game is now completely sold out.

Q. I haven't got a ticket. Can I watch the game on television?
A. Yes, BT Sport will be covering the game. Coverage starts from 4.45pm on BT Sport 1.

Q. Who are the match officials for this game?
A. Anthony Taylor is the referee for this game. Darren England and Marc Perry are his assistants. Craig Pawson is the fourth official.

On the Day

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. 
- Once you have parked please make your way safely to the ground via the underpass to the far right, by the roundabout. Please do not cross the dual carriageway by running across it.

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 three options to continue your journey to The Lamex:

By Bus: The number 4 Arriva bus will take you to the ground and takes five to 10 minutes.

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. Where can we park?
A. Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground.  Please do not park on the grass verges alongside the A602 as your vehicle is likely to be ticketed by the local authorities.

Southgate Car Park in the town centre, which has over 200 spaces, will also be available for use from midday by football fans with a valid Stevenage v Everton match ticket only. See HERE for details.

Please 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. 

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

Q. Can I buy a drink before the game in the Broadhall Suite?
A. UPDATE: The Broadhall Suite has now been confirmed as open to home supporters on Saturday. Doors open at 3pm, giving Boro fans ample chance to watch the goals from the 3pm games fly in on the TVs whilst enjoying a pint or soft drink, as the atmosphere to our Fourth Round clash with Everton continues to build. Our friendly bar, which is located in the south-east corner of the ground, is the ideal place to visit before a game at The Lamex and what's more it's just moments away from the turnstiles! 

Unfortunately the Broadhall Suite will not be available for visiting Everton fans for this game. Please see below for alternative drinking locations.

Q. Where else can I get a drink locally?
Our Mutual Friend, Toby Carvery and The Harvester are the closest establishments to The Lamex. There is also a large selection of bars in Stevenage Old Town (High Street), Stevenage New Town (Town Square) and also Stevenage Leisure Park to choose from.

Q. What time is the club shop and ticket office open?
A. The club shop and ticket office will be open from 2pm-5.30pm on Saturday, 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 January sale on all replica shirts meaning you can pick up a home, away or goalkeeper top for just £20, regardless of whether it's an adult or kids size! The club shop will also be open for 30-45 minutes after the final whistle.

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, whilst home fans in the West Stand will also be able to buy scarves and t-shirts from official mobile sellers.

Money taken from the sale of club merchandise goes straight back into the club so fans are urged to only buy 'official'. Supporters are therefore asked not to purchase memorabilia from any unlicensed sellers based outside the stadium as none of this money will benefit the club.

Q. What time will the gates open?
A. All turnstiles will open from 3.30pm.

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 West Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 1-4.
- 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.
- Everton fans in the South Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 17-20.
- Everton fans in the West Stand (seats) need to enter through Gate 21, to the south of the ground.
- Press and scouts are required to collect passes and enter the ground through the Stevenage FC Foundation office (formerly the Roebuck Suite) in the West Stand.
- Corporate hospitality guests will enter the stadium through the Directors & Hospitality entrance. Guests with packages in the Executive Suite or Broadhall Suite will also use this entrance to enter the ground.

Click here to download a copy of our stadium map.

Inside the ground

Q. How much is a programme?
A. There is a special extended programme for this game which will be available around the ground on Saturday. Priced at £4 this programme features the usual round-up of news, fun features and information, plus a host of new content including exclusive interviews with the likes of Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, broadcaster Mike Parry and others.

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 note the tear bar in the south-west corner of the ground will be open to Everton 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. The tea bar in the south-east corner of the ground, underneath the Control Box, will be open to Boro fans in the East Terrace.

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. Can I sit in another seat to that marked on my ticket?
A. No. The club operates an allocated seating policy and as the game is sold out, supporters must sit in their designated seat. Anyone found sitting in a seat which is not theirs will be asked to return to their original seat by a steward.

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
2) In person from the club shop, which is open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Saturday 10pm-12pm (non-match day). 
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 next at home just three days after the Everton game, when Crewe Alexandra are the visitors in Sky Bet League 1. Click here for ticket details.

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