THE RECKLESS GUIDE TO CHELTENHAM TOWN
npower League 2
Saturday 24th November 2012
Stadium: Abbey Business Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5NA
Telephone: 01242 573 558
Club Colours: Red Black and White
Nickname: The Robins
Official Club Website: www.ctfc.com
Brief Directions by Road: The best bet to get to Whaddon Road is via the M40/A40 which bypasses Oxford. Stay on the A40 into Carlton Kings on the outskirts of the town where you will meet a main set of traffic lights with the road from Cirencester to your left. At the next set of lights turn right into Hales Road (B4075 signposted Prestbury). This road becomes Priors Road; stay on it until Whaddon Road can be found on the left after about a mile and a half opposite a small parade of shops. Turn left here, go straight on at the small roundabout and after approx. 1/2 mile the ground will be in sight to your right.
For the free park and ride service (see below for details), continue along Priors Road then turn right into Bouncers Lane. Continue to a double mini roundabout. Turn left at the first one then take the second exit at the second one onto B4348 Tatchley Lane, signposted Evesham A435. Follow this road to another roundabout; continue straight over and the Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride is on the right-hand side. These directions are courtesy of CTFC.
Car Parking: In years gone by this was a tough call as there were no parking facilities at the ground and the local streets are heavily restricted. The club offers a free park and ride system from nearby Cheltenham racecourse. Buses run every 20 minutes. The Town Centre is 15 walk away where you will find numerous pay and display car parks.
Directions by Train: Cheltenham Spa station is a good 2 miles away from the ground and a taxi is the only realistic option.
Eating and Drinking Locally: The local Chippy on Whaddon Road is very good but that is the only real option for food close to the ground. The two friendliest pubs close to the ground are The Fox & Hounds and the Sudley Arms, both on nearby Prestbury Road. In Wymans Road (behind the Stadium’s In2Print Stand) is Parklands Social Club, where away fans are welcomed there is also very limited car parking for £4. The club will make a minimal charge for temporary membership.
The Social Club: The onsite social club ”The Robins Nest” is open to all and serves light snacks. A small entrance fee is applicable.
Admission Prices: Adults £20, Concessions £14, Under 16s £7