Information for fans travelling to Yeovil

Information for fans travelling to Yeovil

The following information is provided for fans who are travelling to Yeovil on Saturday for the rearranged fixture.

Yeovil Football & Athletic Club Limited,

Huish Park Stadium,

Lufton Way,

Yeovil,

Somerset,

BA22 8YF

Telephone: 01935 423662

Email: info@ytfc.net / feedback@ytfc.net

DIRECTIONS TO TO HUISH PARK.

Huish Park is situated on the outskirts of town sandwiched between a commercial/industrial estate and ever-growing residential areas. The ground is signposted from most major roads near Yeovil. There are normally delays for traffic leaving the stadium post-match.

By Road

From the North & South West

Use the M5 to junction 25 (Taunton). Take the A358 sign posted Ilminster until joining the A303. Continue along the A303 east, sign-posted Andover and London until the Cartgate roundabout. Turn right onto the A3088 sign posted Yeovil. At the next roundabout, take the first exit along Bunford Lane (airfield opposite) go straight over another roundabout and follow the signs from the next roundabout (Asda).

From the East

Follow the M3 and then the A303 until you reach the Cartgate roundabout on the West side of Yeovil then turn left onto the A3088 sign posted Yeovil. At the next roundabout take the first exit along Bunford Lane (airfield opposite) go straight over another roundabout and follow the signs from the next roundabout (Asda).

From the South

Follow the A30 or A37 into Yeovil and then continue on the A30 to the police station roundabout. Exit the roundabout on to Lysander Road. Continue straight along this road through two sets of traffic lights until you reach the second roundabout. Do not turn left at this roundabout for Taunton, keep straight on with the airfield on your right. Continue straight across another roundabout and follow the signs from the next roundabout (Asda).

Parking

There is parking for 800 cars and 16 away coaches A £3 parking charge applies for cars, £6 for mini buses and £15 for supporters’ coaches. Post Code for SAT NAV: BA22 8YF

By Rail

Yeovil has two stations:
Yeovil Pen Mill (Bristol – Weymouth) 2½ miles from Huish Park. 

Yeovil Junction (Exeter – London) 4½ miles from Huish Park.

Both are on the opposite side of town to the football club making travel between the two difficult. There is usually a small shuttle service that leaves a couple of minutes after each train arrives that carries a small number of passengers between the stations and Yeovil bus station in the town centre.  From here take a taxi or wait for the number 1bus from the town centre to the football ground on weekend match days. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from the station(s) to the club.

AWAY FANS VISITING HUISH PARK.

Away fans are accommodated on the openaway terrace (clearly sign posted at the stadium) and in one section of the covered, and seated, blocks P and PP in the East Stand. Huish Park is a purpose built stadium with a total capacity of 9565 and an away terrace capacity of 1500. Away supporters will also be seated in Blocks P and PP giving a maximum total away capacity of 2200. There is segregation throughout. CCTV is in operation at all times.

A reasonable selection of hot food is available at the snack bars and a bar (marquee) with a capacity of 250. Away fans may only enter the licensed bar / tent upon previous application and approval by the club safety officer but on some home fixtures bars for the sale of alcohol are provided behind both home and away terraces. The Arrow PH is around a 10-15 minute walk from the ground and shows live sport.

The non-smoking / vaping policy is enforced within the whole stadium complex. This will beenforced vigorously on match days. 

Disabled Access to Huish Park

Yeovil Town have a very active Disabled Supporters Association who will assist away supporters with any disability. A whole range of services are provided include assistance in purchasing appropriate tickets, match day parking and any other assistance required on match days. The contact is Sharon SWAIN on 07790 375250 and DFO’s are encouraged to provide these details to their own disabled supporter groups.

PLEASE NOTE: That due to previous issues of disorder drums are NOT PERMITTED within the stadium complex

Further Information via these links:

Yeovil Town Football Club (ytfc.net)

Traffic Commissioners guidelines

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.