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Information for Fans Travelling to Grimsby

6 April 2018

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The following information has been received from Humberside Police ahead of the trip to Grimsby Town:

Post Code for SAT-NAV: DN35 7PY

From the M180, onto the A180 signed Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Continue along the A180 following signs for Cleethorpes.

Away Supporter Coach Parking at Grimsby Town Football Club

Supporters' coaches must be parked in Harrington Street, adjacent to the railway, close to the visitors' seating area.

All coaches are expected to work within the Coach Operators Guidelines and any breaches of the conditions below will be reported to the Traffic Commissioner.

**Coach drivers are advised to stay with their vehicles as thefts from unattended team coaches and incidents of malicious damage have occurred occasionally.

**Any minibuses transporting away fans will also be directed to park on Harrington Street.

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 Fans' Information

Away fans are located in the Osmond Stand, at one end of the ground, where around 1904 supporters can be accommodated.
One downside of this stand is that there are a number of supporting pillars which could impede your view of the game, remember though to wrap up warm as there can be a biting wind coming off the North Sea!

Food on offer inside the ground include a range of Pukka Pies; Steak, Chicken Balti and Cheese and Onion (all £3). Pukka Pasties (£3), Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£2.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3.20) and Jumbo Hot Dogs (£3.20).

Visiting fans will also be sure of a warm welcome in the dedicated bar in the away end, which is run by the Mariners Trust.

Although an old room, it is full of character and is decked out in flags and scarves etc from a many different clubs who have been kind enough to donate them.

Please feel free to add your club to the collection.

The bar opens at the same time as the turnstiles (1.30pm on Saturday)

Car Parking:

Parking is extremely limited around Blundell Park.
We advise supporters to arrive early and use the local street parking.
Please be aware though that some areas close to the ground have matchday parking restrictions.

There are number of car parks also available in Cleethorpes Town Centre, around 15-20 minutes to walk from the stadium.

Rail:

Cleethorpes Railway Station is about a mile from the ground and takes around 15-20 minutes to walk.
Exit the station and turn right; then turn left onto Station Road.
At the end of Station Road turn right onto the High Street.
Follow this road down to the roundabout; where you turn right onto the Grimsby road (A180).
Continue straight for approximately half a mile and you will see the floodlights of the ground on your right.
Turn right into Neville Street and then left onto Harrington Street; entrance to the Osmond Stand for away fans is on the left.

Grimsby Town Railway Station is located around two and a half miles away from Blundell Park.
There is a taxi rank at the Station.

Bus

Stagecoach operate services that run directly opposite Blundell Park that are free to season ticket holders on matchdays.
Supporters should look out for the number 9, 13 and 46 routes on match days.

Disabled Supporters

Due to the restrictions that Blundell Park has, the designated wheelchair point is in the Main Stand which is used by both Home and Away fans. There are 22 wheelchair bays and 30 seats for helpers, which need to be pre-booked by contacting GTFC directly on 01472 605050.

Further Information via this link:

https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/club/visiting-blundell-park/

https://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/fans2/fans/

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-two/blundell-park-grimsby-town.html


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