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MATCH PACK: MAIDSTONE UNITED

7 November 2014

Information and FAQs about Sunday's FA Cup first round tie v Maidstone

Ahead of Sunday's FA Cup first round fixture against Maidstone United (2pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Maidstone Match Pack:

Q. How much are tickets?
A. Tickets will be available to home fans on the cash turnstiles on Sunday at the following prices:

Main Stand
Adult - £20
Concession - £17
U22 - £10
U16 - £5

East / North Terrace
Adult - £15
Concession - £13
U22 - £8
U16 - £5

Tickets ordered online for collection can be picked up from the ticket office, adjacent to the Club Shop, from midday on Sunday.

Season ticket holders cannot use any "Bring a Friend" vouchers as these are only applicable for league fixtures.

First time visitors are welcome to take a look at our First Time Guide which provides all the information you'll need to enjoy a day out at The Lamex Stadium.

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. 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. Parking is restricted to 90 minutes on a weekend match day, which come in to effect two hours before kick-off. Anyone exceeding this time limit could face a £100 fine. More recently a new trial has been announced which allows free match parking at Roaring Meg for midweek games, however this does not apply for weekend fixtures.



Q. What are our food and drink options outside the ground?
A. The Broadhall Suite will be open to home and away fans on Sunday 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.

Q. What's The Corner Bar?
A. The new Corner Bar is located in the north-east corner of the ground and allows fans on the North and East Terrace to enjoy a drink inside the stadium. The bar opens at the same time as the turnstiles and sells Carlsberg, London Pride, San Miguel, Kopparberg, wine, WKD and water (larger water bottles than the tea bars).

On Sunday there will be a special "FA Cup madness" offer where Carlsberg will be on offer for £2.50 from 12.30pm-2pm. 

This bar is only accessible to fans in the East and North Terraces. The club will continue to work with the Supporters Advisory Board to seek a solution which would allow fans in the West Stand to enjoy a pre-match pint somewhere once inside the ground. For now though, don't forget the Broadhall Suite will be open pre-match.

Q. What's the weather forecast looking like?
A. The current forecast suggests a sunny day for Stevenage. The temperature at 2pm is expected to be around 10 degrees.

Q. It's Remembrance Sunday - how is the club marking the occasion?
A. Members of the Royal British Legion will be present around the ground before the game selling poppies and collecting money as part of the annual Poppy Appeal. During the warm-ups both squads will be wearing special t-shirts marking their respect. As the teams come out for kick-off a wreath will be laid in the centre-circle by a Royal British Legion member, prior to the reading of a verse from the Ode of Remembrance and a one minute silence. Next week two home shirts embroidered with the poppy emblem and signed by the entire Stevenage squad will be put up for auction online with all funds raised going to the Royal British Legion.

Timeline
Some of the key timings for Saturday:
 
11am - Club shop opens
Midday – Ticket office and Broadhall Suite both open
12.45pm - Turnstiles open
1.15pm (approx) - Team news announced
1.58pm - Reading of the Ode of Remembrance
1.59pm - One Minute Silence
2.00pm – Kick-off - Stevenage v Maidstone United
2.45pm (approx) – Half time - 50/50 draw winners announced
4pm (approx) – Full time
 
Q. How can I follow the match if I'm not there?
A. The game has been moved to 2pm on Sunday 9th as one of eight selected as part of an interactive BBC Final Score - tune into BBC1 from 1.55pm for the goals and key moments shown as they happen.. Alternatively you can follow our match feed on Twitter @stevenagefc or follow our Facebook updates. There will be no radio commentary on BBC 3CR or Boro Player for this game.

Stevenage FC General 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 11pm to 2pm on Sunday, giving you the opportunity to buy club merchandise, including brand new coats, hoodies and t-shirts which have just arrived. The ticket office will be open from midday, allowing fans to collect pre-booked tickets and purchase tickets for upcoming games.

Once inside the ground, fans in the East Terrace will also have the chance to buy official club merchandise from the new Supporters Association hut there.
 
Q. What time will the gates open?
A. All turnstiles will open from 12.45pm.


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 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.
- Maidstone fans will be situated in the South Stand (seats), accessible through Gates 17-19.
- 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 match day programme will be available around the stadium on Sunday 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. 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 game is against Cheltenham Town on Saturday 15th November. This is a Category B game and tickets can be purchased here. The club is also offering an exclusive deal for current Premier League and Championship club season ticket holders to come along to the game for just £10, on production of their season ticket cards at the turnstiles. For more information please click here or on the below poster.



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