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MATCH PACK: OXFORD UNITED FAQS

30 October 2015

Information and FAQs about Saturday's home game against Oxford...

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 fixture against Oxford United (3pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Match Pack:

Tickets
Saturday is a Category A game and tickets are available for all areas of the ground on the cash turnstiles at the following match day prices:

West Stand (home fans) and South Stand (away fans)
Adult - £24
Concession - £21
U22 - £16
U16 - £12
U12 - £10

East Terrace and North Terrace (home fans)
Adult - £20
Concession - £18
U22 - £12
U16 - £8
U12 - £6

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

As this is a Category A game season ticket holders are reminded they are unable to use "Bring a Friend" vouchers for this fixture. For a list of upcoming fixtures and their categories, please click here.

Also on sale are tickets for Gillingham (FAC), Spurs v Schalke (U21), Yeovil (A), Bristol Rovers (A) and Luton (H). Please note all Luton ticket sales will be via the club shop only.

Parking
Free parking for 500 cars is available at Fairlands Valley car park, to the north of the ground. We ask any fans using local residential streets 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.

 

Halloween
Fresh from their own Howl-O-Ween extravaganza this half-term, the Outreach Team from Paradise Wildlife Park will be visiting the Broadhall Suite foyer from 12pm-2pm on match day, giving fans young and old the chance to handle some very spooky creatures.

As per previous Halloween fixtures we'd also love to see as many of you fans as possible in scary fancy dress. Our team will be out spotting before the game and the two best-dressed adults will win the opportunity to take part in the STS Tyre Pros Challenge at half-time - giving them a chance to win up to £50,000 - as well as winning an animal experience at Paradise Wildlife Park. Even the Grim Reaper had a go at our half time challenge two years ago as you can watch here!

Similarly the best youngsters in fancy dress will take part in a half-time parade on the pitch, with free Stevenage FC tickets and family tickets for Paradise Wildlife Park up for grabs for selected winners.



Poppy Appeal
Volunteers from the Royal British Legion will be around the ground on Saturday afternoon selling poppies as part of the annual Poppy Appeal. Also available in the club shop and online for just £3 are these special Stevenage FC poppy badges, which have proved extremely popular. Get yours today whilst stocks last.



Pre-Match Food & Drink
The Broadhall Suite will be open to home and away fans from midday 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 early Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Liverpool will also be shown from 12.45pm.

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).

Weather
Despite a gloomy Friday, Saturday is forecast to be a brighter, sunnier day. It will feel mild, there will be a light wind and the temperature at 3pm is expected to be 14 degrees, dropping to 12 degrees at full time.

Match Day Timetable
Some of the key timings for Saturday:

12pm - Club shop and ticket office opens. Tickets for Gillingham (FAC), Yeovil (A) and Bristol Rovers (A) are on sale as well as tickets for Luton (H). Luton sales in the club shop only.
12pm - The Broadhall Suite opens to home and away fans.  The Outreach Team from Paradise Wildlife Park will be in the foyer from 12pm-2pm, giving fans young and old the chance to handle some very spooky creatures.
12.45pm - Chelsea v Liverpool is live in the Broadhall Suite on BT Sport
1.45pm (approx) - Turnstiles open. The Corner Bar opens inside ground for fans in North and East Terrace.
2.10pm (approx) - Team news revealed on Twitter
3pm Kick-off - Boro v Oxford United
3.45pm (approx) - Half Time. 50/50 draw and STS Tyre Pros "Through the Tyre Challenge"
4.45pm (approx) - Full Time
Post-match - The club shop will be open for a short time after full-time. The Broadhall Suite will also be open for post-match drinks.

Not going to the match?
Radio commentary will be available on the Boro Player service, so make sure you sign up today if you haven't done so already. Keep up with our game via 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. 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 railway 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 midday on Saturday, giving you the chance to get your hands on our new home and away shirts and other new merchandise. The ticket office will be open from midday, allowing fans to collect pre-booked tickets, season 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 approximately 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.
- Oxford United 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 new-look 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 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 Shmoo 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 2015/16 here.
 
Q. When is Stevenage's next home game?
A. Stevenage's next home game is against Gillingham in the FA Cup first round next Saturday 7th October and ticket details are here. The next football match here at The Lamex Stadium is between Spurs U21s and FC Schalke U21s on Tuesday 3rd November (7pm). Tickets for that game cost £5 adults, £2 concessions (over-60s and under-16s) and can also be purchased at www.borotickets.co.uk.

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