FA Vase Semi Final Second Leg Spectator Information

Please read the following information carefully. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated, it is intended to help make the game an enjoyable and a safe event for everyone.

Getting There
The Ground is on Bishopton Road West, Stockton on Tees, TS19 0QD. Map and Directions here: http://stocktontownfc.com/directions/
The facility is within the grounds of Stockton Sixth Form College opposite Sainsbury’s and as you drive into the Car Park the Pitch is to the left of the College and the Clubhouse is to your right.

Car Parking
The Club/College car park holds around 250 cars but will be very busy and there are no other public car parks close by. Parking on Bishopton Road West, in the streets opposite or on the estate behind the ground is prohibited. We have no agreement with Sainsburys supermarket and they have parking time limits and it is for ‘customers use only’.
We would therefore please ask that, especially local fans, either walk, use local transport, taxi or get dropped off to ensure the maximum space possible for visitors.
If you must bring your car and the Car Park is full you may be directed to use OLSB School or Elm Tree Club car park. Please do be considerate about your parking. There is plenty of parking in the town centre which is only a short [No.59] bus or taxi ride away, there is a bus stop right outside the ground. Can we please ask that any coaches, mini-buses etc drop passengers on Bishopton Rd West in the bus stop/layby to prevent congestion in the car park. Supporters coaches and buses should make alternative parking arrangements also.

Car Parking Information, if in doubt please ask

Bar & Catering
There is no alcohol served or allowed inside the ground. You may be subjected to a search if it is suspected you are trying to bring it into the ground. If you are caught inside the ground with Alcohol you will be Ejected from the stadium by the Stewards. The ground has a no Smoking and Vaping policy for the safety and comfort of other spectators. You can smoke outside of the ground, please retain your ticket for re-entry. The main Clubhouse and bar is separate from the Stadium and is in the Car Park on your right as you drive in. This will be open from 9am as usual, serving Alcoholic and soft drinks, Tea, Coffee and (because of anticipated numbers) a limited food menu. Live football will be on the multiscreen TV’s in there, the Club is large by normal standards but will be very busy and although most of the furniture will be removed to fit more into the bar area we would ask for your patience in getting served and with any congestion. There will be an additional ‘bottle & can’ bar in the dance studio room just next to the Main Bar entrance which will cater for a large number of people also. All drinks will be served in plastic glasses to ease the bar staffs burden of washing up. Inside the ground there is a Tea Hut, serving Hot and Cold drinks and basic food such Pies, Hot Dogs, Crisps, Sweets etc.

Ground Admission
Entry to the game is by ticket only for Safety reasons. There is no facility to pay on the day so please do not turn up if you do not have a Ticket. Both Turnstiles will be open from 2pm but please arrive as early as possible to allow yourself enough time to get your place in the ground before kick off as the ground will be at its maximum capacity. Please ensure you retain your ticket after the stub has been removed as you will need it for re-entry should you leave the ground to smoke or to visit the Clubhouse. The gates will be manned at all times and not be open for free entry after half time as normal. You may not be allowed back into the game if you cannot show a vaild ticket to the stewards.

Fans do tend to congregate on the near side but there is plenty of room all around and it may be more comfortable if everyone spreads out a little. There are stewards available to help but can we request that you remain patient if waiting for refreshments/Toilets or entrance into the ground. Also if there are any problems or issues please contact a steward or committee member immediately. We also request that you observe any instructions issued by the stewards for your own safety. Unfortunately Stockton Town Season Ticket holders will not have their normal reserved seating and it is first come first served for seats not already allocated to guests and officials.

Programmes will be available inside the ground. Stockton Town FC merchandise (Scarves, Hats and Pin Badges) are also available from the programme vendor area. Items can also be ordered online or via the club, check the website for details here http://stocktontownfc.com/club-shop/

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