Information for fans travelling to King’s Lynn

Information for fans travelling to King’s Lynn

Directions

At the roundabout junction of the A17 and A47, take the turn off towards West Lynn (where you can see a Shell Garage and a McDonalds outlet). Then take the right-hand turn towards South Lynn/East Coast Business Park. Then after around one mile, you will reach a roundabout, where you take the second exit onto Vancouver Avenue (signposted Gaywood/Lynnswood). Continue straight on this road as it becomes Tennyson Road and you will reach the ground on your left. There is no car parking available at the ground for visiting supporters, however, there is plenty of street parking available in the local area.

By Rail

King’s Lynn Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk away from the ground. It is served by trains from London Kings Cross. On exiting the station turn left and where you see a church in front of you (and where the roads bends around to the right), take the pathway around to the left and walk through the park. You will soon see the ground over on your right.

Car Parking

There is no car parking available at the ground for visiting supporters, however, there is plenty of street parking available in the local area.

Coach Parking

Coaches can park at Austin Fields car park (council owned) which is next to the sorting office on the outskirts of the town centre, basically backs onto Norfolk street.

Price per coach is £2.80 before 10:00 and £3.60 after 10am

AUSTIN FIELDS, KINGS LYNN, PE30 9DS 

Traffic Commissioners guidelines – are followed as a matter of course.

The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which:-

is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e., mini – bus) and;

is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.

Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches :-

1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.

2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal. 

3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.

4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.

5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.

The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to Operators’ Licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between Operators and Police. 

The Police have been asked to notify the Commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.

Away fan info

Away fans are housed on the Mick Wright Terrace at one end, as well as part of the North Terrace. In addition, a limited number of seats (150)  normally made available to visiting supporters in the Grandstand for those who need to sit. The Mick Wright Terrace is an open one and is only a few steps high. Around a third of the North Terrace is also given to away fans and at least it is covered and allows visitors to make themselves heard. This terrace is shared with home supporters, with the obligatory gap in-between, further helping the atmosphere. Usually, beside the Grandstand there is a BBQ area selling burgers and hot dogs. Oddly at this level entrance to the ground is by ticket only, meaning that you need to purchase a ticket beforehand or from the Ticket Office at the ground. Normally this is not a problem, but for more popular games, the queues coming up to kick off can be quite lengthy. You can avoid this by buying tickets in advance online, including tickets for the away section. Usually, an enjoyable day out. Look out for the King’s Lynn mascot which is an odd-looking bird called Lionel.

Where to Drink

With fans being segregated only those visiting supporters who are seated in the Grandstand can access the bar. There are two small pubs located around five minutes’ walk away from the Walks Stadium, the Live and Let live on Windsor Road and Lord Napier on Guanock Terrace – ALSO HAS SKY SPORTS. If arriving by train then in the town centre there is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Globe Hotel on King Street.

If you have a bit more time on your hands, then overlooking the Great Ouse River, is the Crown & Mitre pub in Ferry Street, which offers national and regional real ales as well as food.

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Further Information via these links:

https:/kltown.co.uk/

https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/