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Reckless Guide to Alfreton

27 March 2015

Reckless provides the perfecttravel pack for all supporters following the Bees to the East Midlands this weekend!

Alfreton Town v Barnet
Vanarama Conference
Saturday 28th March 2015.
Kick Off: 15:00

Stadium: Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Telephone: 01773 830277
Club Colours: All Red
Official Website: www.alfretontownfc.com

Brief Directions by Road:
Leave the M1 at junction 28 and take the A38 towards Derby. After around two miles look out for and take the B600 sign-posted Alfreton. After half a mile on this the Nottingham road you will see Christ the King Catholic Church on your left. Turn left here into North Street for the ground.

Car Parking:
There is a small car park at the ground for early arrivals but failing that street parking is plentiful and early birds should be able to park very close to the ground.

Directions by Train:
Trains from London St Pancras will take around two and half hours involving a change at Nottingham. The ground is a 15-minute walk away from the station. Turn right onto Mansfield Road then take the second left into Prospect Street. At the end of Prospect Street, turn right onto Nottingham Road, then the second left into Victoria Street for the ground.

Supporters’ Coach:
The supporters’ coach will leave The Hive at 10:00 with earlier pick-up points at Potters Bar Station, Barnet (three separate places), Whetstone and Edgware starting at 09:00. The price is £28 return.
For further information on the Bees Travel Club, please call the ticket office on 020 8381 3800 and select option one or visit The Hive in person.

Eating and Drinking Locally:
There are two bars inside the ground, with one specifically for home supporters only if the game is segregated. However, just outside the entrance to the ground is the Alfreton Town Supporters’ Club, which does admit away fans. The Victoria Inn (nearest the ground) is a good bet as is The Plough, with both to be found on the Nottingham Road.
Inside the ground the usual fayre awaits but a spy tells me that the club specialise in a tray of “Chips & Gravy”. “The Full Monty” which often sells out early incorporates the chips and gravy option above plus meat pie and peas. Pass the salt and pepper please!

Ground Description:
The stadium here is one of the smaller grounds we will encounter on our travels with a capacity of just 3,500. The odd looking Main Stand comprises three small structures, one of which has standing facilities called the Tommie Bradley Terrace. Opposite is the similar Tom McRoy Stand which is a partially covered seating area running the length of the pitch. Behind one goal is another small four row seated area converted from the old terrace called the Bentley Close End. Our home for the duration will be the Tin End which is a decent-sized terrace with a small cover in the centre. This may change as segregation may not be in force in which case we will have complete access to all parts of the ground. The cover of the stands and the barriers will leave you in no doubt which colours the home team plays in.

Admission Prices:
Adults £18, Concessions £12.


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