Going to Man City ?

Manchester City     M11 3FF – Boxing Day 3pm

The stadium is located in the North East of Manchester.  Approx 108 miles 2hr 30min

From the South M6:
Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and follow the A556 towards Stockport and then join the M56 going towards Stockport. Continue onto the M60 passing Stockport and heading on towards Ashton Under Lyne. Leave the M60 at Junction 23 and take the A635 towards Manchester. Branch off onto the A662 (Ashton New Road) towards Droylsden and Manchester. Stay on the A662 for around three miles and you will reach the Stadium on your right.

From The M62:
Leave the M62 at Junction 18 and then join the M60 Ashton Under Lyne.  Leave the M60 at Junction 23 and take the A635 towards Manchester. Branch off onto the A662 (Ashton New Road) towards Droylsden/Manchester. Stay on the A662 for around three miles and you will reach the Stadium on your right. 

 You could also try leaving the M60 at Junction 24 and take the A57 (Hyde Road) towards Manchester. Turn right onto the A6010 (Pottery Lane). There are quite a number of unofficial car parks on both sides of Pottery Lane, costing around £8 per car. Pottery Lane becomes the Alan Turing Way and goes right past the stadium on your left.

Car Parking:
There is some parking available at the stadium itself which costs £10 per car. The East Car Park is nearest to the away entrance. Please be aware that there is a residents only parking scheme in place in the streets near to the ground, which extends about a mile out from the stadium. So if you want to street park, it means parking further away and then walking to the stadium. Some unofficial car parks have sprung up mostly charging around £10 per car

By Rail:

There are no trains on Boxing Day

Where to drink

The closest train station is Ashburys which is a short five minute train ride away from Manchester Piccadilly Station. The stadium is about a 15 minute walk away from Ashburys station. As you come out of the station turn left and after proceeding up the road you will come to the stadium on your left.

Otherwise if you have time on your hands then you can embark on the 20/25 minute walk from Piccadilly Station to the stadium. At the bottom of the main station approach turn right into Ducie Street. At the end of the road turn right onto Great Ancoats Street. Cross over the road, then the canal and turn left into Pollard Street – this is well marked as a walking route to “Sportcity”. Continue straight along Pollard Street which leads onto the A662 Ashton New Road and you will come to the stadium on your left. 

A shorter route from the station is to use the new exit to Fairfield Street (the taxi rank). As you come off the platforms, it’s in the left hand corner of the main concourse. Lifts or escalators down. (There’s also an exit from the little concourse off the bridge near platforms 13/14.) At the street exit head toward the railway over bridge, under that, then left again under the railway (Travis Street continuing into Adair Street), left at the end and right into Pollard Street (then as above).

Alternatively you can get a taxi from Piccadilly Station (around £5.00) or a bus from Piccadilly Gardens –  Go down the main approach from the station, then along London Road to Piccadilly Gardens; normal service and special matchday buses leave from the right hand side of the square (between Lever Street and Oldham Street) – £1 each way. 216 and 217 the main service buses, but 185, 186, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, X36 and X37 also go from the city centre to the stadium (and 53 and 54 from the city’s ring road). On the return, the special buses leave from Ashton New Road just across from the away end.

 Trains take approx 3hrs offpeak return £51-30

Last train back 20-42pm

‘The Stanley’ (aka Sports Bar) pub does let in away fans in small numbers. It is about a ten minute walk away from the stadium, just set back from the main A6010 (Pottery Lane), going towards Ashburys train station. The easiest way to find it is to locate the large Asda store behind one side of the stadium (there is also a McDonalds outlet next door to the store, plus there is a cafe located inside it) and on facing the superstore turn right and proceed down the main road, you will come to the pub on the left. It does cost  for adults to enter the pub, but children are admitted free. Inside there is a large screen showing SKY Sports, good service and a good mix of home and away support.

Otherwise the Townley on Albert Street, which is only a five minute walk away from the stadium Is recommended. The pub has a good atmosphere and as long as away fans arrive early and are discrete (i.e. no colours) then they should be okay.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town centre.

Please check the cost and times of trains etc. All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors.

Going to Aston Villa ?

Aston Villa FC – B6 6HE – Sunday December 5th 4.30pm

Directions from the North West or South West

Exit junction 7 of the M6 and follow signs for Birmingham A34. After passing Alexandra Stadium stay in the nearside lane and leave the main carriageway. Matchday car parks are signposted on the left hand side.

Directions from the North East or South East

The following official parking sites on the south side of the stadium are as follows:

Via Salford Junction / Lichfield Road – junction 6 of the M6 signposted A38

  • Powerleague
  • Star City (free parking) BEWARE PARKING OUTSIDE WHITE LINES OR INAPPROPRIATELY CAN RESULT IN HEAVY FINES
  • Aston Social Club

Via Park Circus -junction 6 of the M6 signposted A38 (M) City Centre

  • Aston Tower School
King Edward School Parking Restrictions

Are in place in residential areas around the stadium

Approx 52 miles, 1 hour

Pubs

There are a number of pubs in the vicinity of Villa Park, but most of them on match days are either members only or have bouncers on the door. ‘The Witton Arms allows away fans but does charge to gain entry. The Yew Tree is on the same road as the Witton Arms, but with this pub on your left carry straight on up the road, passing Witton Railway Station on your right. After about half a mile you will see the pub on the right hand side. Also around a 15 minute walk away near Birmingham City University is the ‘Hare of the Dog’ pub.

If you arrive a bit earlier then you may wish to visit the historic Bartons Arms, located about a 15 minute walk away on High Street Aston (A34). This Grade II listed building is one of Birmingham’s finest pubs, with superb Victorian decor, serving Oakham ales and Thai food is also on offer. It is a regular entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. 

Star City is just off Junction 6 of the M6, going towards Villa Park. Huge free car park, plus plenty of food and drink outlets. It is then about a mile and half walk to the ground.

By Train

The two nearest train stations to Villa Park are Witton and Aston.

 Train takes approx 1 hour to Birmingham, 1hr 23mins to Aston, off peak day return £16.10

Security Issues

In light of the current security situation, most clubs have implemented some additional entry procedures which can take additional time. All fans are urged to arrive early to ensure they are able to clear security and enter before kick off. Rucksack or similar type bags may not be permitted in the stadium and there are no “left luggage” facilities in the local area of most grounds.

All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. Thanks to Aston Villa FC and the Football Ground Guide

Going to Southampton ?

Southampton SO14 5FP

By Car

From the M3 take the A33 into Southampton. Continue on the A33 until you reach the junction with the A3024 Northam Road and turn left onto this road towards Northam. Then turn right onto the B3038, Britannia Road for the stadium. 

Southampton Football Club advises all supporters not to travel by private car into the surrounding areas of the Stadium. Due to parking restrictions operating on a match day they recommend all supporters to use local City Council Car Parks. 

The Club recommends that you make use of the following City Council Car Parks:

1. Bedford Place Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 2QW

2. Grosvenor Square Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 2GR

3. West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 1AP

4. Marlands Multi-storey Car Park – SO15 1BA

5. Eastgate Multi-storey Car Park – SO14 3HH

Parking is also available near the Marina or Woolston and may enable a quicker getaway after the match.


Shuttle buses

In addition to the scheduled bus services, there are shuttle bus services in operation on match days from the Central Train Station and the Town Quay Ferry Terminal. These services will commence two hours before the match kicks off and will continue to run until kick off. The service will also be in operation after the match to take passengers back to the railway station/ferry terminal. The service is not a numbered bus service and will simply say “Stadium Shuttle” on inbound journeys and “Rail/Ferry Shuttle” on outbound journeys.

Simply show your match ticket or season ticket booklet in order to use the shuttle bus service for £3 per return journey.
Bluestar 18 bus goes by the stadium

By Foot

The stadium is about 20 minutes walk from the City Centre and train station and is a sign posted walk route.

By Train

Train takes approx 4-5 hours Cheap return £175.60 but you will not get back until morning

Where to drink

There are not many pubs located close to the stadium, so the choice for away fans is limited. There is the Waterfront Bar in William Street, which is an area called Shamrock Quay. In the Ocean Village is “The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis” public house. This large establishment has an an excellent choice of beers, friendly bar staff and a mix of both home and away fans’.

Most fans seem to end up in the city centre before the game, where there are plenty of pubs to choose from. Please remember though that if you do drink in the centre, that the stadium is a good twenty minute walk away. Otherwise alcohol is served within the ground.
 
Please check the cost and times of trains etc. All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. With thanks to Southampton FC and the Football Ground Guide

Going to Leeds ?

Leeds   LS11 0ES

From The North

Follow the A58 or A61 into Leeds city centre, then follow signs for the M621. Join the M621 and after one and a half miles leave the motorway at the junction with the A643. Follow the A643 into Elland Road for the ground. Go down Elland Road past the ground on your right and the Old Peacock pub on your left, you will come to a  to a couple of very large car parks .

From The South
Leave the M1 at Junction 43 and take the M621, towards Leeds City Centre. You will pass the ground on your left and then you need to leave at the next Junction 1 and turn left onto the A6110 ring road. Take the next left onto Elland Road for the ground. Just as you go under a railway bridge there are entrances on either side to large car parks

Leeds have also introduced a shuttle bus from Stourton Park and Ride off J7 of the M621. This costs £10 per car and should be booked in advance

Train

Leeds Railway Station is around a 35 minute walk from Elland Road. Shuttle buses,  run from near the station to the ground.  The first bus in the queue also sells the tickets for all the other buses. It’s best to get a return ticket as then you don’t have to queue up after the match to get a ticket back to the station, you just walk straight onto the bus


Trains take approx 2.5 hours with 1 or 2 changes cheap day return £51.50

Where to drink

At the ground itself next to the away turnstiles is the entrance to Howards, which is a small bar for away supporters only. Opening two hours before kick off, you need to show your away ticket to gain entrance. Outside the North East corner of the stadium, there is a small fan zone, which has live music and a number of food and drink outlets, some of which serve alcohol. Although primarily for home fans, some visiting supporters have been using the facility too.

All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. Thanks to the Football Ground Guide and Leeds United FC

Going to Brentford ?

Brentford FC Griffin Park TW8 0RU

By car  103 mls, 2 hours 15 mins

Take the M1 south to the A406 North circular. Follow this until you reach the roundabout with the A4. Continue along the A4 and at the first roundabout take a left onto the B455 (Ealing Road).

Parking

If you are not able to travel by public transport, there are some organised car parking options available. You should be aware that Controlled Parking Zones will be in operation in residential streets near the stadium and some of these will be extended soon so you should not plan to park on nearby streets. An extension to the Ultra Low Emission Zone will also come into operation from 25 October 2021, which will apply to the Chiswick Park car park. Before booking a space here, you should check to see whether your car or other vehicle meets the emission standards. (Vehicles that don’t meet emission standards will be charged £12.50 per day to drive inside the expanded ULEZ area). You can check the roads that will come within the ULEZ zone and whether your vehicle meets the emission standards here.

Our car parking partner Event Support Team (EST) is operating a number of other matchday car parks on our behalf. These must be pre-booked and will be available to book via the website below.

Book your parking online 

Please do consider our local neighbours and avoid parking in residential streets.

Please note that additional sites may be added once the initial sites are full so not all of the available sites will appear at the start of the sales process. Please contact EST on 020 8194 0034 if you need any further details.

Trains and underground

The nearest station, Kew Bridge, has one South Western Railway train every 15 minutes on matchday Saturdays (and up to four trains per hour on Sundays), with trains every 15 minutes on weekdays (up to 10pm, then every 30 minutes until the last train). Trains to the stadium from central London are from Waterloo station. Please note that Kew Bridge station is not step-free.

Brentford station is the nearest step-free station. Chiswick station is also less than 30 minutes’ walk from the stadium on the same line.

Gunnersbury station is the nearest station offering both the District line underground and London Overground connections. Fans should note that during busy times, there may be a long wait to access Gunnersbury station as it has a small platform and access will have to be restricted when there isn’t space to join the platform safely. We will provide as much information as possible on the length of any delays but fans may be advised to seek an alternative station, particularly on departure from the stadium or to wait until any crowds have eased.

Other stations that fans should consider include:

  • Kew Gardens – District line and London Overground
  • Chiswick Park – District line
  • South Acton – London Overground
  • Acton Town – District and Piccadilly lines
  • South Ealing – Piccadilly line

By train journey to London takes approx 3 hours 20mins, off peak return £58.60 – singles may be cheaper. Industrial action is threatened for East Midlands trains on 24th

Buses

There are also a number of bus routes that serve the stadium including the 237, 267, 65, H91 and the 391 bus routes:

Where to drink

There are pubs at each corner of the old Griffin Park ground and in Brentford itself, the Magpie and Crown are both on Brentford High Street. Alcohol is not available inside the ground.

All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. Thanks to the Football Ground Guide and Brentford FC