Information for supporters who are travelling to Fylde for Tuesday night's fixture.
AFC Fylde Football Club,
AFC Fylde use an electronic ticket system that allows travelling supporters to purchase tickets in advance.
Courtesy of the new state-of-the-art ticketing system, away supporters can now buy tickets online, print off at home and go straight to the turnstile on the day!
Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Ticket Office, although it is advised to buy in advance to prevent any potential delays/queuing.
Please note that free onsite parking at the stadium is available but limited. Once the free parking is full, the overflow carpark is available at £5 per car.
For those travelling by train, the ground is just a 10-minute walk from Kirkham station.
If you arrive early don’t miss the opportunity to have a drink in Bradleys Sports Bar located at the ground, recently voted the best sports bar in the UK, where both food and drinks are very competitively priced. See www.bradleyssportsbar.com for more information.
For any enquiries please call AFC Fylde on 01772 598855 and ask for the ticket office.
There are excellent links to the local and strategic highway network. Access to the site via the A585 is less than a mile from the M55 Junction 3 to the north, which leads to Blackpool to the west and Preston and the M6 to the east. To the south, the A585 Fleetwood Road forms the Kirkham and Wesham Bypass and connects with the A583 Blackpool Road, a main route between Blackpool and Preston.
Access to the site by public transport is excellent. The closest bus stop to the development is a 5 minute walk from the centre of the site. Kirkham and Wesham Railway Station is a half a mile away; a comfortable walking distance. The station is operated by Northern Rail with approximately six services per hour in each direction. The No. 61 bus service offers a service every 30 minutes and connectivity through Blackpool – Preston – Kirkham.
Away fans information:
Mill Farm is situated a stone’s throw from Junction 3 of the M55, the development houses a state-of-the-art 6,000-seater stadium and several 3G football and hockey pitches.
The stadium includes a cutting-edge sports bar Bradleys Sports Bar features over 20, 60 inch TVs and an impressive 12′ x 7′ video wall across five distinct areas so every type of sport can be followed by fans simultaneously, an 80-seat restaurant with roof terrace, a 40 seat café and conference & event facilities across nine rooms.
Also on site is an Aldi supermarket, Euro Garages petrol station with a Sainsbury’s Local, Greggs bakery and KFC fast food restaurant.
If segregation is in force then away fans are mostly housed in the South Terrace at one end of the ground. This covered terrace can house up to 1,000 fans. In addition, visiting supporters are also allocated seating in Block A of the Main Stand. The Mill Farm Stadium also has electronic turnstiles, which means that you need to insert your ticket into a barcode reader to gain entrance. Although now common place in the Premier and Championship Leagues, I believe AFC Fylde is the only Club at this level to have them and this may confuse some visiting fans who have never seen these type of turnstiles before.
As you would expect from a modern stadium built to a Football League standard, then the facilities within the stadium and view of the playing action are both good and normally there is a good atmosphere generated.
Food on offer inside the ground includes; Steak & Ale Pies (£3.75), Meat & Potato Pies (£3.50), Cheese & Onions Pies (£3.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3.25), Hot Dogs (£3), Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£3) and Chips (£1.75).
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 :-
- 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.
- 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.
- Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
- Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
- 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.
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