Travelling fans guide

Travelling fans guide

The following information is provided as a guide for those fans who are travelling to Aldershot Town on Saturday for the opening game of the season…

Aldershot Town address

The EBB Stadium,
Aldershot Town FC,
The High Street,
Aldershot,
Hampshire,
GU11 1TW.

Post Code for SatNav: GU11 1TW

Aldershot Town Football Club – Away Supporters Coach directions and Information 2021 – 2022

By Road:

From the North, via the M25, exit the M3 at junction 4. Follow signs towards Aldershot on the A331 and take the exit signposted A323 Aldershot and Woking. At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Aldershot, go straight on through the two sets of traffic lights and across two mini-roundabouts towards the town. The EBB Stadium is on your right, just past the railway bridge.

Parking:

Parking is available in the Parsons Barracks Car Park, immediately adjacent to the EBB Stadium off Ordnance Road, as well as the town centre multi-storey car park on Wellington Avenue, which is a five-minute walk from the EBB Stadium. A limited amount of street parking is available around the stadium.

For supporters using the away entrance to the EBB Stadium at the top of Redan Road, there is also limited street parking off the mini-roundabout outside the La Fontaine pub, on Holly Road, Windmill Road and Mount Pleasant Road.

By Train:

Aldershot is as little as 49 minutes from London Waterloo, with direct connections also made from Woking, Ascot and Guildford. The EBB Stadium is a five-minute walk from Aldershot Train Station. Leave the station by the main entrance, towards the bus station, and turn right into Windsor Way. Pass Holy Trinity Church on your left and follow the road as it bends left. Turn right at the junction with Victoria Road and the EBB Stadium is in front of you. To reach the away turnstiles, turn right under the railway bridge and then left up Redan Road.

To plan your train journey, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Bus:

Aldershot Bus Station is immediately adjacent to the Train Station (directions above), with Stagecoach services running from most local towns to either the Station itself or one of three stops within 2 minutes of the EBB Stadium. To plan your journey, visit www.stagecoachbus.com.

Car parking:

Leave the M3 at Junction 4 and take the A331 towards Farnborough/Aldershot. Continue towards Aldershot passing the North Camp turn off. At the next junction (Aldershot South) turn right at the roundabout towards Aldershot Town Centre (A323). Keep straight on this road and after going under a railway bridge, the ground is visible on your right. 

There is little parking available at the ground itself. But if using the directions above then if you pass the ground on your right and then turn right at the next roundabout there is a small pay and display car park immediately on your right, which costs £2 for four hours. There is street parking available on roads off Redan Road, which is handy for the away entrance. Otherwise, most fans tend to park in one of the many Pay & Display car parks, located around the town centre.

Local amenities and facilities:

Pubs:

The Queen Hotel, High Street, Aldershot GU11 1BH (Wetherspoons – away fans more than welcomed)

The George, Victoria Street (Big place with large screens – away fans welcomed)

The Crimea, High Street, Aldershot (opposite the EBB Stadium)

The Red Lion, High Street, Aldershot, GU12 4EZ

The Golden Lion, High Street, Aldershot GU12 4LU

Restaurants:

A range of restaurants, including Nandos, Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny’s, Prezzo, Harvester and Mimosa, are located at the Westgate Leisure Park. The park also includes a Morrisons supermarket, Cineworld cinema and Travelodge hotel.

Cash Points:

The nearest cash points are at Santander on Aldershot High Street, postcode GU11 1BY, and the Esso petrol station on Aldershot High Street, postcode GU12 4LT.

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 in the South East corner of the ground. This comprises 212 covered seated places which are available in the South Stand and space for a further 1,320 standing supporters in the East Bank Terrace and a portion of open terrace extending around to the South Stand. The East Bank is shared with home supporters and there are a number of supporting pillars, which could obstruct your view. Although the East Bank is showing its age, at least it does allow a good atmosphere to be created and it does have that interesting barrel-shaped roof. Despite the club having done significant work to improve facilities for away supporters, they remain pretty basic. Refreshments are provided via a mobile catering unit, selling the usual fayre of Cheeseburgers (£4), Jumbo Hot Dogs (£3.50) and Chips (£2).

Please note that the away turnstiles are located at the opposite end of the ground to the High Street. They are accessed from Redlan Road and are a good ten minute walk uphill from the High Street. On the left is a pathway (look for the Away Supporters Sign) leading through a small park and then down to the visiting fans entrance. The only access to away supporters permitted via the front entrance is for disabled supporters who now have two dedicated wheelchair bays in the away seats. Please enquire with the club for more information.