Accrington Stanley v Coventry City info for fans.

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  1. Stanleyhouse

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    Some useful information for Coventry City fans going to the SkyBet League Two match at Accrington Stanley on Saturday 14th October 2017.


    By car
    The postcode for the Wham Stadium is BB5 5BX. A sat nav will lead you to the ground. Please be aware that there is limited parking for fans at the Stadium (arrive by 2:15pm) at a cost of £5. Spaces can be booked by ringing the club on 01254 356950 at least 24 hours before the fixture. There is plenty of on- street parking on the streets around the ground. There is no residents only parking but please park responsibly.

    A limited number of disabled car parking spaces are available to away fans by ringing the club, at least 24 hours beforehand, on 01254 356950.

    Directions to the Wham Stadium.
    From the M65
    Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.

    From the M66
    At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. Follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.


    Coach Parking

    Visiting coaches are advised to park on Livingstone Road adjacent to the Away fans’ entrance . Coaches will be asked to pass the ground, turn around at the bottom of Livingstone Rd, and park on the right hand side.

    By Rail
    The journey time from Coventry is approximately 3 hours via Preston.
    Trains depart at 0730, 0842, 0942 and 1042 arriving in Accrington at 1044, 1144, 1242 and 1342 respectively.
    Return journeys leave Accrington at 1723, 1823 and 1923 arriving in Coventry at 2030, 2124, and 2246 respectively.

    Directions from the station
    Accrington railway station is approx a 20 min walk to the Wham Stadium.
    Leave the station following the railway viaduct down to the main roundabout and head up the hill past the Aldi supermarket on your left, at the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road uphill and through the traffic lights at the hospital. After the mini roundabout, Livingstone Road is the next right turn and the ground is on your left.

    Staying over - Hotels and B&Bs in the area
    Norwood Guest House (across from the stadium) Tel: 01254 398132
    Maple Lodge Guest House (3/4 mile) Tel: 01254 301284
    Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 303400 Quote ‘Accrington Stanley’ for discounted rates.
    Sparth House Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 872263
    Travelodge Blackburn with Darwen services (6 miles) Tel: 0871 984 6122
    Holiday Inn Express Burnley (6 miles) Tel: 01282 8559550

    Tickets can be purchased from Coventry City's ticket office but any unsold tickets will be on sale from 1:30pm on the day from the away ticket office (blue building) which can be found to the left of the away turnstiles. Please note that only cash can be used to buy tickets.

    Admission is by ticket only and tickets cost:
    Adults £20, Over 65s £15, Students with ID £15, Under 18s £15, Accompanied Under 12s £5.
    Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.

    (Although 1300 tickets have been allocated initially, there is accommodation for 2000 away fans)


    Copies of the Ground Regulations are displayed at the turnstiles and can be found online at www.accringtonstanley.co.uk

    Away supporters are accommodated on the coppice terrace, which does not have a roof and in seats in the Whinney Hill stand.
    Prices are the same to stand or sit.
    Disabled supporters in wheelchairs are accommodated in the main stand. This is not with the away supporters but is undercover and close to the away accommodation.
    Supporters with Medium and High disability who require a carer, pay the full price whilst the carer is admitted free.

    Matchday programmes are available outside the ground and are priced at £3.

    Hospitality which includes match ticket, a home-cooked three course meal, complimentary team sheet and official matchday programme with a car parking space on the main car park is available for £50 inc VAT.
    For more information or to book please contact the commercial team on 01254 356950 or email: commercial@accringtonstanley.co.uk


    There are concessions in the away end (Coppice Terrace and Whinney Hill seating) for visiting supporters supplying hot and cold drinks including alcohol. Please be aware there are no cash machines at the stadium or facilities to use debit or credit cards.

    There are pubs that welcome away fans close to the ground, in the town centre and on the way from the town centre to the stadium. The Crown Pub is the nearest, located just 50 yards from the ground and serves food.

    I hope this information has been useful. We look forward to your visit on the 14th.
    If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact the club on 01254 356950
    or email:
    robert.houseman@accringtonstanley.co.uk

    Robert Houseman, Supporter Liaison Officer, Accrington Stanley
     
  2. vow

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    Cheers for the info.
     
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    bit cut and pastey, some pizzaz wouldn't go amiss
     
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    mmhmmm.
     
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    Best stadium name in the country!
     
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    Need to be careful up there, plenty of Bad Boys.
     
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    There's a careless whisper joke in there somewhere, my brain just can't find it.
     
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  8. Stanleyhouse

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    Stadium named after the owner's company. 'What More' - shortened trade name to Wham.
     
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    Beaten you to it, careless whisper jokes are so Last Christmas anyway.
     
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    Bevon's never gonna score in this game - guilty feet have got no rhythm.
     
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    Looking forward to this.....

    .....hopefully our young guns go for it
     
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    Before the game I'm going to this place called Club Tropicana, apparently drinks are free.
     
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    Wake me up before you go go then!
     
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    I have heard Ponticelli is going to storm into Robins office today and tell him that he is his man ;)
     
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    I'll get my coat, it's cold out.
     
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    That dancing is...hypnotic...have to...strut funky stuff...
     
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    Its on the edge of heaven
     
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    Taking the Mrs to the game-it's everything she wants.
     
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    I hope Robins keeps his tactics a secret, one careless whisper could ruin everything
     
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    For the OP's info.........
    How to find the Ricoh.
    M6, turn right at J3 and there it is on your left. ;)
     
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    Bingo, there it is. Ah well, at least someone's brain isn't against them.
     
  24. Stanleyhouse

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    Your initial allocation of 1300+ has gone with another 200 tickets on their way down to you. You'll still be able to get tickets on the day but there won't be any seats left.
    If you do need a seat why not book hospitality that guarantees a match ticket in the best seats, a 3 course meal, parking and a programme for just £50. Access to the Sports Bar before, during and after the match too. Ring (01254) 356950 to book before Friday.


    If you need parking (£5) you will need to pre book asap. 01254 356950
     
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    Stanleyhouse - we’ll done today, I thought you were the better side and deserved your win. We were second best in all areas. Also thought your support was excellent, the behind the goal supporters were very vocal and must have given the team a lift. Good luck over the rest of the season, although I obviously hope we finish just above you in the league!!
     
  26. Stanleyhouse

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    Think the return of Kayden Jackson and Ben Richards-Everton helped no end. Our fans are great and never fail to get behind the team. We have no expectations so our players usually play with freedom. We win some, we lose some but we're getting better each year both on and off the pitch. This is our twelfth season in League Two and we're starting to believe!
    Will look forward to visiting the Ricoh later on in the season. Good luck until then!
     

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