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Information for fans travelling to Stockport

23 August 2019

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Information from Greater Manchester Police for the away fixture at Stockport County on Monday (3pm).

Coaches are to drop off and pick up on MERCIAN WAY,  a short walk to the stadium. (100yards, approx.. 2 minutes’ walk)

In Mercian Way you should be met by SCFC Stewards who will direct you from there.

The use of the old coach parking area at the rear of the Railway end is no longer available on match days at SCFC.

 

Stadium address:

Stockport County FC

Edgeley Park,  

Hardcastle Road,

Stockport,

SK3 9DD

 

Telephone 0161 286 8888

 

Stockport County FC - Away Supporters Coach directions & information 2019 - 2020

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 normally housed on one side of the Popular Side Stand, where up to 900 seats can be allocated, across two blocks.

This stand is covered, however, there are a number of supporting pillars which may impede your view.

 

Car Parking:

There are independent ‘paid for’ car parking at either end of, and behind, Castle Street in Edgeley.

There is limited parking in the surrounding roads of Stockport County FC.

Also, please beware of the ‘new residents only parking areas’ that have been introduced recently in the area.

Please be mindful of matchday parking restrictions and the needs of local residents when parking on a match day.

 

Rail Travel

Stockport Railway Station is situated approximately half a mile from Edgeley Park.

Walk down steps from the platform and turn left (opposite direction to booking office).

Walk up Station Road, cross the main road at ‘The Blue Bell’ and continue up the hill towards the roundabout.

Take the A5464 (Mercian Way) and turn left into Caroline Street for the stadium.

 

Further Information via this link:

https://www.stockportcounty.com/match/directions/

 

https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/conference/conference-premier/stockport-county-edgeley-park.html

 

http://tothe92.co.uk/groundguide/stockportcounty.html


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