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MATCH PACK: BRISTOL ROVERS FAQS

19 April 2016

Information and FAQs about Tuesday's home game against the Gas...

Ahead of Tuesday's Sky Bet League 2 fixture against Bristol Rovers (7.45pm), here is all the essential information you need in our Match Pack:

Tickets
Tuesday is a Category B game. Tickets are available on all turnstiles on Tuesday evening at the below match day prices.

Please note Bristol Rovers have sold over 1,200 tickets in advance for this game - a limited number of tickets are being returned from Bristol and these will be available on cash turnstile 21 on Tuesday night, with some also available to purchase by card from the ticket office beside the club shop.

West Stand (home fans) and South Stand (away fans)
Adult - £22
Concession - £19
U22 - £14
U16 - £10
U12 - £8

East Terrace and North Terrace (home fans)
Adult - £18
Concession - £16
U22 - £11
U16 - £8
U12 - £5

Tickets ordered online for collection can be picked up from the club shop from midday on Tuesday. The ticket office windows, adjacent to the club shop, will be open from approximately 5.30pm and all collections from this time will be from here.

Season ticket holders can use "Bring a Friend" vouchers for this fixture. Simply bring your friend with you to the turnstiles and submit your season ticket book, where the relevant voucher will be removed.

Parking
Free parking for 500 cars is available at Fairlands Valley car park, to the north of the ground. Fans parking here are requested to use the underpass to cross the A602, rather than crossing the road.

As this is a midweek game parking is also available at the adjacent Roaring Meg retail park (Pizza Hut, Burger King, Toys R Us, Furniture Village, Costa, Harvester).

Please note parking restrictions remain in place in the Roaring Meg South retail park (Wickes & The Range) and the Roebuck Retail Park (Dunelm Mill, In n Out, Maplin, PC World etc)

Please do not park on the grass verges alongside the A602 as your vehicle is likely to be ticketed by the local authorities.

Any fans parking in residential streets are asked to be considerate with their parking and not to block driveways and cause inconvenience for local residents.


New bus shuttle service
Our new match day shuttle bus service resumes this Tuesday evening. The service in partnership with Arriva runs in a loop from Stevenage bus station (Stop K - outside Matalan) and Stevenage railway station (Stop N) to The Lamex Stadium (North Terrace bus stop). All supporters, including Gas fans, are invited to use this shuttle which costs just £1 return. The first shuttle will be approximately 80 minutes before kick-off and post-match services will operate until 10.30pm. Our shuttle bus timetable can be found here.

 
Pre-Match Food & Drink
The Broadhall Suite will be open to home and away fans from 5.30pm 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).

Weather
Sunshine is forecast the entire day in Stevenage with temperatures reaching a maximum of 13 degrees during the afternoon. Naturally it will get cooler as the evening progresses with temperature at kick-off forecast to be around 10 degrees

Match Day Timetable
Some of the key timings for Tuesday
12pm - Club shop opens
5.30pm - The Broadhall Suite opens to home and away fans.
6pm - Ticket office opens
6.24pm - The first bus shuttle service leaves Stevenage bus station, Stop K
6.30pm (approx) - Turnstiles open. The Corner Bar opens inside ground for fans in North and East Terrace.
6.50pm (approx) - Team news revealed on Twitter
7.45pm Kick-off - Stevenage v Bristol Rovers
8.30pm (approx) - Half Time. 50/50 draw and STS Tyre Pros "Through the Tyre Challenge"
9.30pm (approx) - Full Time
Post-match - The club shop will be open for a short time after full-time.
10.30pm - The final bus shuttle service departs The Lamex Stadium

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 railway 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 Shuttle Bus: Use our new shuttle bus service which runs from the bus station and railway station to The Lamex Stadium for just £1 return. For all the details and timetable, please click here.

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.
 
Q. What time is the club shop and ticket office open?
A. The club shop will be open from midday on Tuesday, giving you the chance to take advantage of our Easter sale. 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 approximately 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 West Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 2-4 to the north of the ground. Gate 21, to the south of the ground, will be used to help ease the flow of Bristol Rovers fans into the South Stand.
- 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.
- Bristol Rovers fans will be situated in the South Stand (seats), accessible through Gates 17-19 and also Gate 21.
- Press and scouts are required to collect passes from the Executive Suite underneath the South (away) Stand. Scouts will then have to enter the ground through turnstiles 1-4 or 21.
- 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 Tuesday 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 final home game of the 15/16 season is on Saturday 30th April against AFC Wimbledon. Tickets for that game can be bought now at www.borotickets.co.uk.

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