THE RECKLESS GUIDE TO ALFRETON TOWN
Skrill Premier League
Saturday 21st September 2013
Stadium: Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Telephone: 01773 830277
Club Colours: All Red
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 signposted 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. Alfreton Town FC advise that supporters’ coaches and cars should continue past North Street, turn left into Alma Street , continue onto Grange Street. Parking for coaches and cars is at Alfreton Grange Arts College, DE55 7JA which is 2nd left on Grange Street.
Car Parking: There is a small car park at the ground for early arrivals but failing that street parking is plentiful.
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.
Barnet Football Club will be running a coach to every way first team game this season. The 2013-14 Travel Club is now open for fans to join by a monthly fee system or one off individual booking. Monthly Travel Club Memberships cost £38 for Adults, £30 for Concessions & Juniors and just £20 for U10s.
As a member of the Bees Travel Club, the club guarantee your seat on every trip of the season. All the coaches are stewarded and the coach for this game will depart from The Hive at 9.45am with a cost of £20 return. For further information on the Bees Travel Club, please call the ticket office on 020 8381 3800 and select option two or visit The Hive in person.
Eating and Drinking Locally: There are two bars inside the ground one for home supporters only. 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 both to be found on the Nottingham Road. Inside the ground the usual fayre awaits but a spy tells me that the club specialize in a tray of “Chips & Gravy” – if you like such blatant contamination of food I suggest you try them. “The Full Monty” which often sells out early incorporates the chips and gravy option above plus meat pie and peas………………oh ok then, pass the salt and pepper please!
Ground Description: This game is the first ever fixture between the two clubs. 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. Opposite is the similar Tom McRoy Stand. 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. 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.