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LUTON MATCH PACK: HOME FANS FAQS

3 October 2014

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 game against Luton Town at The Lamex Stadium (3pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Luton Match Pack:

Reading this as a Luton Town fan? We've got a special Match Pack just for Hatters supporters right here.

Tickets
As this is an ALL-TICKET game there will be no tickets available to purchase on Saturday. The last opportunity to buy tickets will be on Friday 3rd October from 10am-5pm from the club shop or online at www.borotickets.co.uk for those with existing purchasing history.

The club shop will be open from the earlier time of 10am on Saturday to allow fans to buy merchandise and collect tickets if ordered online. Fans who have ordered a ticket for collection using their "Bring a Friend" voucher will be required to exchange this voucher for their additional ticket.

Ticket collections will move from the club shop to the adjacent ticket office from midday.

Supporter Loyalty Cards are valid for this game. Click here for more information about signing up for one if you're yet to do so!

Parking
Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground.

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.

Please also do not park in the adjacent Roaring Meg retail park. Parking is restricted to 90 minutes on a Saturday 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 fans only on Saturday 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 it's easily accessible for all supporters. Doors open at midday and fans can watch the early Sky Sports kick-off between Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday (12.15pm KO). The Broadhall Suite will not be open after the game.

Beer Zone
The new Beer Zone in the North and East Terraces will not be open for this fixture. 

Weather
The current forecast suggests a mixed day for Stevenage with cloud first thing giving way to heavy rain showers between 11am and 4pm. The temperature at 3pm is expected to be around 11 degrees - wrap up!

Timeline
Some of the key timings for Saturday:
 
10am - Club shop opens
Midday - Ticket office and Broadhall Suite opens
12.15pm - Kick-off between Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday, the early Championship game being shown live in the Broadhall Suite
1pm - Turnstiles open
2pm (approx) - Team news 
3pm - Kick-off - Stevenage v Luton Town
3.45pm (approx) - Half Time - 50/50 draw results announced and the STS Tyre Pros Challenge takes place
4.45pm (approx) - Full time

Not going to the match?
Boro Player commentary with Steve Watkins, Simon Oxley and Geoff Doyle 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 10am 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 next weekend's away game at Carlisle United and the next home game on Saturday 18th October against Accrington Stanley.

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 1pm.


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.
- Luton fans situated in the South Stand (blue tickets) are required to enter through Gates 17-19.
- Luton fans in the Main (West) Stand (green tickets) 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 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.

Please note the tea bar in the south-west corner of the ground will be open to Luton 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 the earlier game this season against Watford. The tea bar in the south-east corner of the ground, underneath the Control Box, will be open to Luton 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 18th October against Accrington Stanley. Book your tickets online here now!

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