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MATCH PACK: ENGLAND U18S V POLAND U18S FAQS

9 November 2016

Information and FAQs about Thursday's international friendly between England U18s and Poland U18s...

England Under-18s face Poland Under-18s here at The Lamex Stadium on Thursday and here is all the essential information you'll need in our Match Pack:

Kick-Off
Thursday's game will kick-off at 7pm. Turnstiles will open from 5.30pm.

Tickets
Tickets for this game are still available in advance from the Stevenage FC club shop (open from 10am on Thursday) and online at www.borotickets.co,uk until midday on Thursday. The whole stadium will be open and whilst there is no official away stand for this game, Poland fans are invited to purchase in the South Stand.

Tickets will also be available on the turnstiles on the night at the same prices.

Group bookings are only available until 6pm on Wednesday 9th November and cannot be made on the day of the game. See here for more details

Ticket Prices
£3 - Adults
£1.50 - Concessions (Under-18s, 60+, students with valid NUS card and disabled - carer free of charge)

Collecting tickets?
The club shop will be open from 10am on Thursday for fans to buy merchandise or buy / collect pre-booked tickets. From 5pm the ticket office windows beside the club shop will also be open for ticket collections.

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 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.

Broadhall Suite
The Broadhall Suite is closed to the general public due to a pre-booked FA conference. The Corner Bar in the East Terrace is also closed, so there is no alcohol on sale at the ground on Thursday evening.

Weather
Thursday's weather is forecast to be a mixture of sunshine and showers. The temperature at kick-off is expected to be around 5 degrees celsius, but feel more like 3 degrees.

Match Day Timetable
Some of the key timings for Thursday:

10am - Stevenage FC club shop opens 
5pm - Ticket office opens
5.30pm - Turnstiles open
5.30pm - Teams to arrive at stadium
6pm - Players commence warm-up
6.45pm - Teams return to dressing rooms
6.54pm - Teams emerge from tunnel
6.56pm - Poland national anthem
6.57pm - English national anthem
7pm - Kick-off - England Under-18s v Poland Under-18s
7.45pm (approx) - Half Time
8.45pm (approx) - Full Time

England Squad
The England squad for this fixture can be found here.

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 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 10am right through to 7.45pm. Fans wishing to purchase or collect pre-booked tickets can collect from the club shop until the ticket office is open from 5pm.

Q. What time will the gates open?
A. All turnstiles will open from approximately 5.30pm.


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.
 
- 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.
- Fans in the North Terrace (standing) need to enter through Gates 5-8.
- 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.
- Fans in the South Stand (seats) need to enter through Gates 17-19.
- Press, scouts and agents are required to collect their pre-arranged 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. Is there food available inside the ground?
A. Yes, all four stands have tea bars under new management 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. Stevenage play Yeovil Town this Saturday 12th November (3pm) and there are four ways you can buy tickets for Stevenage FC games 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.

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