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Information for fans travelling to Halifax

12 October 2018

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Information received from West Yorkshire Police regarding Saturday’s away fixture at FC Halifax.

Stadium address:

FC Halifax,
The Shay Stadium,
Halifax
HX1 2YT (HX1 2YS) for Sat Navs
Tel; 01422 341222

ROAD: Post Code for Sat Navs HX1 2YS.

Take the M62 exiting at junction 24, follow signs for A629 Halifax into Skircoat Road, then onto Shaw Hill where you will find the ground.

COACH PARKING

Away coaches will be parked on the Hunger Hill/West Stand Car Park, close to the visitors' entrance (accessed via Shay Syke and Hunger Hill).

You should be directed on your arrival by FCH stewards.

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 normally housed in the Skircoat Stand, on one side of the pitch.

The Shay Stadium Seating Plan

Car Parking:

Parking at the stadium is very limited and there is normally a charge for parking.

There is parking available in and around the stadium which is limited and mainly ‘on street parking’. A number of the streets around the stadium are resident ‘permit only’.

Please be aware that local parking wardens will patrol in and around the stadium area on match days. Please take note of enforcement notices.

There are various car parks also available in the town centre around 10 minutes walk away.

Disabled Supporters

For further advice/assistance you should contact the club office on (01422 341222).


Rail

Please note there is industrial action planned for this weekend by Northern Rail.

This strike action may affect supporters travelling to this fixture. Please check your travel arrangements if you are planning to travel by rail on Saturday.

The stadium is only a 5 -10 minute walk from Halifax Railway Station in the town centre.

Leave the station car park, taking a left turn into Church Street, Keep straight then onto S Parade, the ground is on your right in 1/2 mile.

Further Information via these links:

https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/conference/conference-premier/the-shay-halifax-town.html

https://fchalifaxtown.com/club/guide-to-the-shay/


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