Information for fans travelling to Stockport

Information for fans travelling to Stockport

The following information is provided for fans who are travelling to Stockport County for tonight’s game.

Stockport County FC

Edgeley Park

Hardcastle Road

Stockport

SK3 9DD

Telephone 0161 286 8888

Stockport County FC – Away Supporters Coach directions & information 2021-2022

(A6/A523 over Peak District)
Follow the A6 towards Stockport/Manchester. Continue along A6 until reaching major traffic lights at hazel Grove alongside the ‘Rising Sun’ pub. Follow signs for Stockport Town Centre along the A6 for approximately 2.8 miles, until reaching the traffic lights by ‘The Nelson Tavern’ and the Town Hall. Turn left (sign-posted ‘Cheadle, Stockport County FC’) into Greek Street. At the roundabout after 0.3 miles take the second exit (sign-posted ‘Cheadle A5465’) onto Mercian Way. Take the second left turning into Caroline Street for the stadium.

Coach Parking

All coaches booked on can drop off at the ground and will then be directed to park away from the ground. The Coaches will then be asked to return prior to the end of the game to return to the stadium to collect passengers. 

Car Parking:

Car parking in the club car park on a matchday is limited to players, staff, home and visiting Directors and match officials.

There is no public or media car parking available on the day of the game.

There are a number of pay and display car parks within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the ground, including the Council owned pay-and-display car parks adjacent to Castle Street, Edgeley:

Caroline Street: SK3 9DJ (73) – 3-hours (70p), 4-hours (80p)

Armoury Street: SK3 9DR (61) 3-hours (£2.70), 4-hours (£3.60)

James Street East & West: SK3 9AT (46) – 3-hours (70p), 4-hours (80p)

York Street: SK3 9AD (26) – 3-hours (70p), 4-hours (80p)

Bulkeley Street: SK3 9AJ (22) – 3-hours (70p), 4-hours (80p)

Parking in Residential Areas –  Fans visiting Edgeley Park are encouraged to park in designated car parks wherever possible.

Many of the streets around the ground are residents-only parking, which is enforced by the Council Civil Enforcement Officers. We advise supporters not to park in these areas.

Rail Travel

Stockport Railway Station is situated approximately half a mile from Edgeley Park.

Walk down steps from platform and turn left (opposite direction to booking office).

Walk up Station Road, cross the main road at ‘The Blue Bell’ and continue up the hill towards the roundabout.

Take the A5464 (Mercian Way) and turn left into Caroline Street for the stadium.

Please note the 22:39 train back will only be a 4 car 15x – 280 seats.

Away fans info

The majority of pubs near to the ground are “HOME ONLY” this is a licensee decision and not a Police stipulation.

Away fans will be welcomed at the Calverts Court wetherspoons 13 St Petersgate, Stockport 

There will also be alcohol and food provisions served at the ground in the away end.

PLEASE NOTE NO AWAY TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GROUND ON THE DAY.

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.