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Accrington Stanley Away Supporters Information

5 January 2018

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Information received from Lancashire Police for Chesterfield's away fixture at Accrington Stanley tomorrow, 3pm.


From the M66

At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout.

Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles.

After passing the police and fire stations on the left follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre, through the pelican crossing and three sets of traffic lights.

At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to re-join the A680.

Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx. 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.

From the M65

Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout.

Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678.

Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights.

Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right.

Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.

Traffic Commissioners guidelines - are followed as a matter of cause.

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 mostly housed in the Coppice Terrace at one end of the ground, where up to 1,800 fans can be accommodated after this area was extended. 

Private Vehicle / Parking: 

Car parking is available on the William Dyer Electrical Stand following the developments at the Club.

ASFC have 59 spaces available to pre-book on a match-by-match basis.

The price per game is £5 per game.

To pre-book your space please call Jessica on 01254 356950.

Arriving by Rail:

The nearest railway station is Accrington, this is approx. 20 min walk from the ground.

Directions: Leave the station and proceed down the hill passing over the main Blackburn road, follow the road down the hill passing the King Street Pub on your left.

Follow the road down to the main roundabout cross over the road and head up the hill passing the Aldi supermarket still on your left. At the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road straight on through the traffic lights, (the Gray Horse and the Oaklea pubs are 300 Mts through the lights).

Carry on straight along Whalley Road over the mini roundabout for approx. 200 Mts. Livingstone Road is on your right turn down Livingstone Road and the ground is on your left.

By Bus: (From Accrington centre)

The nearest stop is opposite the Crown Pub and is reached by the Hyndburn Circular Bus this runs every 15 Mins from the main bus station in the centre of Accrington.

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