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MATCH PACK: PORTSMOUTH FAQS

4 March 2016

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

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

Tickets
Saturday is a Category A game. Away tickets have been sold out and there will be no sales on the day for Portsmouth fans. 

Tickets are available for all home areas of the ground at in-advance prices until 5pm on Friday in the club shop or online at www.borotickets.co.uk until 11.59pm on Friday.

Tickets will also be available in all home areas on Saturday on the cash turnstiles at the following match day prices:

Main Stand (home 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.

Season ticket holders are not able to use "Bring a Friend" vouchers for this fixture as it is a Category A game. The next Category B game is against Yeovil Town on Easter Monday.

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

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. 

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 new match day shuttle bus service resumes this Saturday when Stevenage host Portsmouth. After its successful launch last weekend against Exeter, the new 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 Pompey fans, are invited to use this shuttle which costs just £1 return. The first shuttle will be approximately two hours before kick-off and post-match services will operate until 6.30pm. Our shuttle bus timetable can be find here.

 

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 crucial early Premier League kick-off between Spurs and Arsenal will also be on the TVs 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
Heavy rain is forecast for much of the day in Stevenage. Temperatures are expected to remain around the four degree celsius mark until full-time.

Match Day Timetable
Some of the key timings for Saturday:

12pm - Club shop and ticket office opens.
12pm - The Broadhall Suite opens to home and away fans.
12.45pm - Spurs v Arsenal is live in the Broadhall Suite on BT Sport
12.54pm - The first bus shuttle service leaves Stevenage bus station, Stop K
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
2.45pm - Community Countdown Challenge
3pm Kick-off - Stevenage v Portsmouth
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.
6.30pm - 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 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 West Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 2-4 to the north of the ground. Gate 21, usually available to home fans, will be used to help the flow of away fans into the South Stand for this game.
- 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.
- Portsmouth 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.
- 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 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 Northampton Town on Saturday 19th March. Tickets for that game can be bought now at www.borotickets.co.uk.

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