Information and FAQs about Saturday's high profile pre-season friendly
Ahead of Saturday's pre-season friendly against West Ham United at The Lamex Stadium (3pm), here is all the essential information you need in our West Ham Match Pack:
Yes tickets are still available!
West Ham have SOLD OUT of their allocation of 1,392 seats in the South Stand for this Saturday. However Hammers fans will be accepted to home sections of The Lamex Stadium, provided they behave in a respectful and appropriate manner.
Tickets are available online until 4pm on Friday 11th July or in the Boro Shop which is open on Friday from 10am-5pm. Tickets ordered online for collection can be picked up from the ticket office, adjacent to the Club Shop, from midday on Saturday.
Seats in the West Stand are extremely limited, so book now to avoid disappointment, however there should be tickets available on the turnstiles for the East and North Terraces on the day. All tickets (whether seated or standing) are priced as follows:
Concessions(60+, U22s, disabled, armed forces): £12
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 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 midday and fans can also enjoy Sky Sports on the TVs.
The current forecast suggests a cloudy start for Stevenage with sunny intervals from midday. Light rain is forecast from kick-off right through to 8pm. The temperature at 3pm is expected to be around 23 degrees.
Some of the key timings for Saturday:
Midday – Shop, ticket office and Broadhall Suite all open
1.45pm - Turnstiles open
2.15pm (approx) - Team news announced
2.45pm - The Community Countdown Challenge with participants from Saturday's Match Day Package, the Charlotte Soccer Academy from North Carolina in the USA.
3.00pm – Kick-off - Stevenage v West Ham
3.52pm (approx) – Half time. 50/50 draw results
5pm (approx) – Full time
Not going to the match?
You can follow our match feed on Twitter @stevenagefc or follow our Facebook updates. There will be no Boro Player commentary for this game.
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
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 Saturday, 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. The ticket office will be open from midday, allowing fans to collect pre-booked tickets.
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 Main (West) Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 2-4 to the north of the ground or Gate 21 to the south. Season ticket holders can enter through Gate 1.
- 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. Season ticket holders can enter through Gate 9.
- West Ham 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 brand new match day programme will be available around the stadium on Saturday 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...
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.
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. Boro are back at home next Saturday (19th July) when Millwall are our visitors in another pre-season friendly. Reading (Tuesday 29th, 7.30pm) and Coventry City (Saturday 2nd August, 3pm) are also visiting in pre-season ahead of the opening League 2 game of the 14/15 season against Hartlepool on Saturday 9th August, 3pm. Book your tickets online here now!