Reckless' guide to Kidderminster Harriers ahead of Saturday's game.
Kidderminster Harriers v Barnet
Skrill Premier League
Saturday 15th March 2014
Stadium: Aggborough Stadium, Hoo Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1NB
Telephone: 01562 823 931
Club Colours: Red and White
Nickname: The Harriers
Brief Directions by Road and Rail: Via the M25, M40 and M42 get onto the M5 heading north. Leave M5 at junction 4 (signposted A491 Stourbridge). After approximately 5 miles, turn left onto A456 and follow towards Kidderminster. At roundabout on Kidderminster Ring Road, take first exit (signposted A451 Stourport). At next roundabout, take first exit (signposted A448 Bromsgrove), then take first turning on right (Hoo Road).Aggborough Stadium is approximately half a mile along on the left hand side. These directions are courtesy of KHFC. Kidderminster Station is only half a mile away from the stadium and you can smell the legendary Aggborough soup in the air.
Car Parking: Car Parking is available at either end of the stadium, at the South Stand Car Park and Stadium Close Car Park (£5.00 per car, £10.00 per mini bus and £15 per coach).
Eating and Drinking Locally: The fayre inside Aggy was renown as some of the best in the country at this level in the past. Homemade pies and gravy were a must as was the Cottage pie, which I do hope is still presented. What I can confirm is the legendary homemade Aggborough soup is still available.
The Harriers Arms can be found next to the stadium where visiting fans are permitted in small numbers. The Railway Bell, next to the station is a great bet for a pie and a pint while the King and Castle (inside the station) is a gem for real ales and ciders.
Ground Description: The ground was the first in the country to host a floodlit FA Cup match, when on 14 September 1955 Harriers played Brierley Hill Alliance in a Preliminary Round Replay, which Harriers won 4-2.
The main or Reynolds Stand is a single tiered stand built in 1994 with executive areas to its rear. Opposite is the smart looking East Stand, opened in 2003 which replaced the original much loved terrace. Part of the East Stand is given to away supporters who can also be allocated the South stand enclosure which has room for around 1,300. At the far end is the North Terrace, a home fan strong hold. The capacity is a healthy 6,500
Seating Prices: £17 for adults, £11 for concessions and £8 for U16s, whilst children under the age of five are admitted FREE.