Away Day Guide: Southend United

Supporters’ Forum member Luke Searston provides a guide to the trip to Roots Hall…

What kit will we be in?

The lads will be in the orange away kit for this fixture.

Ticket information:

Tickets are priced at £20 adults, £15 seniors (60+), £15 young adult (17-22), £15 emergency services (ID required), £15 disabled (both wheelchair users and ambulant), £10 junior (under 16), £5 under 8s. Tickets can be bought via the following link:

Tickets can be purchased from the away end ticket office on the day. There is a £2 increase for each ticket category.

True Blue Travel information:

True Blue Travel spaces are still available and are priced at £32 adults and £16 under 16s. Coaches depart from the SMH Group Stadium (the HUB) at 9am.

How do I get to the ground?

The address for the ground is: Roots Hall Stadium, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NQ

Parking information:

Parking at the ground is for season ticket holders only. Street parking is available near to Roots Hall. Parking can also be found at Southend High School for boys, located five minutes’ walk from the ground (Sat Nav SS0 0RG). Small fee chargeable.

Which stand are we in?

Town fans will be housed in the North Stand of the stadium.

Which is the nearest train station?

Prittlewell Railway Station is the closest to Roots Hall, being located about a five-minute walk away. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street. Southend Central Station is around a 25-minute walk away from the ground

Pubs for away fans?

At the ground is the Shrimpers Bar. Although primarily for home fans, it does admit away supporters, apart from ‘high profile’ matches. It serves real ale and has a number of television screens showing the early kick off. Alas, there is little in the way of away fan friendly pubs close to the ground. Both the Spread Eagle pub and Blue Boar pubs are for home fans only, as well as the Railway close to Prittlewell Railway Station. Otherwise the town centre is around a 20-minute walk away, where there are plenty of pubs including a Wetherspoons outlet (called the Last Post on Weston Road), which admits away fans.

Is food available?

There is a good fish and chip shop near to Roots Hall, which is located across the road from the Blue Boar by the traffic lights, called the ‘Fish House’. Otherwise the town centre is a 20+ minute walk away, where several eating outlets are available. The usual food such as burgers and pies are available in the ground along with hot and cold drinks. Alcohol is NOT available in the away end.

Can I get a programme?

Programmes are available, priced at £3.