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MATCH PACK: STOKE CITY FAQS

23 August 2016

Information and FAQs about Tuesday's EFL Cup second round tie against the Potters...

Ahead of Tuesday's EFL Cup round two tie against Premier League Stoke City, here is all the essential information you need in our Match Pack:

Tickets
Tickets will be available to all fans on the turnstiles on Tuesday evening at the below prices. Stoke have sold approximately 750 tickets in advance (away stand capacity is 1,390) so City fans will also be able to buy on cash turnstiles 17-19 on the night.

West (home fans seating) / South Stand (away fans seating)
£22 – Adults
£19 – Concessions
£14 – Under-22
£10 – Under-16
£8 – Under-12
 
East / North Terraces (standing)
£18 – Adults
£16 – Concessions
£11 – Under-22
£8 – Under-16
£5 – Under-12

Match Preview
Click here to read our Match Day preview

Parking
Free parking for 500 cars is available at Fairlands Valley car park, to the north of the ground. Alternatively you can park in the Roaring Meg retail park, where parking restrictions are not in operation for this game.

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

Parking restrictions are also 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)

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 Arriva match day shuttle bus is in operation this Tuesday. The service 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 Stoke fans, are invited to use this shuttle which costs just £1 return. Our shuttle bus timetable can be found here.

 
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
Home 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
The weather is forecast to be hot and sunny on Tuesday with temperatures hitting 30 degrees celsius. It's expected to cool slightly for kick-off but will still be around 25 degrees.

Match Day Timetable
Some of the key timings for Saturday:

12pm - Club shop opens
5pm (approx) - Ticket office opens for ticket sales and collections (before this time, all collections and sales will be in the club shop)
6pm - The Broadhall Suite opens to home and away fans.
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.
7.45pm - Kick-off - Stevenage v Stoke City
8.30pm (approx) - Half Time
9.30pm (approx) - Full Time
9.40pm (approx) - Post-match shuttle bus departs from the North Terrace bus stop at 9.40pm, 10.05pm and 10.30pm.

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 three 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.

Q. What time will the gates open?
A. All turnstiles will open from approximately 6.30pm on Tuesday.


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 or Gate 21 to the south of the ground.
- 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.
- Stoke City 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)
- 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 brand new match day programme will be available around the stadium on Tuesday and features a range of new features including four kids pages, player interviews and fan features. Read more information here.
 
Q. Is there food available inside the ground?
A. Yes, all four stands have tea bars under new management for 2016/17 which offer freshly prepared food! Please see an example of one of last season's menus below which provide an idea of the products and prices...

 

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 2016/17 here.
 
Q. When is Stevenage's next home game?
A. Stevenage's next home game is against Hartlepool United on Saturday 3rd September. Buy now at www.borotickets.co.uk.

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