Information and FAQs about Friday's friendly v Forest
Ahead of Friday's pre-season friendly fixture against Nottingham Forest (7.30pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Match Pack:
Tickets are available in advance or on the turnstiles on Friday at the following prices, regardless of seated or standing.
£15 - Adult
£12 - Concession
£10 - U18
£5 - U12
£5 - Season ticket holders
Season ticket holders who qualify for a free pre-season friendly (those who applied before 29th May) can use Voucher E from their books at the turnstiles.
Tickets ordered online for collection can be picked up from the Club Shop from midday until 5.30pm or from the ticket office, adjacent to the Club Shop, from 5.30pm until kick-off.
Free parking for 500 cars is available at Fairlands Valley car park, to the north of the ground. Parking is also 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.
Parking has been confirmed as available in the adjacent Roaring Meg retail park for this game.
Pre-Match Food & Drink
The Broadhall Suite will be open to home and away fans from 6pm 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.
The Corner Bar
Fans in both the North and East Terraces can enjoy a drink inside the ground at the Corner Bar located in the north-east corner of the ground. 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).
The weather is forecast to be cloudy for much of the day in Stevenage with sunny intervals. The temperature at 7.30pm is expected to be around 20 degrees.
Some of the key timings for Friday:
Midday – Shop opens for season ticket sales and collections, match ticket sales and collections and merchandise
5.30pm - Ticket office opens for match day collections
6pm - Broadhall Suite opens
6.30pm - Turnstiles open
7.30pm - Kick-off - Stevenage v Nottingham Forest
8.15pm (approx) - Half-Time
9.15pm (approx) - Full time
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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
Stevenage train station is on the East Coast main line and has regular services running between the capital and the north. Great Northern trains run between London Kings Cross (from 25 mins) and Peterborough (50 mins). Many Virgin 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.
By Bus: The Arriva SB5 service runs from Stevenage bus station and takes about 5-10 minutes to reach The Lamex Stadium. Turn left out of the ticket barriers, proceed over the bridge and through the Arts and Leisure Centre walkway, down the ramp and the bus station is in front of you. Thanks to a new agreement with Arriva on match days, any fans in possession of a match day ticket or season ticket can travel on Arriva services throughout Stevenage for child fare on a single, return or day ticket. Accompanying children can travel for just 50p. The Arriva SB4 service from the bus stop behind the North Terrace will return fans to the town centre after the game.
Q. What time is the club shop and ticket office open?
A. The club shop will be open from 12pm Friday, giving you the opportunity to buy / collect season tickets and match tickets, plus get your hands on our new home and away shirts. The ticket office will be open from 5.30pm, 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 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 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.
- Nottingham Forest 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 Friday 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 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.
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 2015/16 here.
Q. When is Stevenage's next home game?
A. Stevenage's have two further home pre-season friendlies against Millwall (Saturday 25th July) and Spurs XI (Saturday 1st August) before commencing their Sky Bet League 2 campaign at home to Notts County on Saturday 8th August.