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Information for fans travelling to Chorley

6 March 2020

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The following information is for fans who are making the journey to Chorley on Saturday.

Directions

Leave M61 Preston at Junction 8 and take the A6 exit to Southport/Leyland/Chorley. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A674, then at the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Preston Road A6 and go through two roundabouts. Continue on A6 Water Street. Continuing through five roundabouts onto Lyons Lane A6, as it turns in Bolton Street, turn right onto Jackson Street. Then take the second left into Ashby Street and the entrance to the ground is down on the right. There is little car parking available at the ground itself, so it is mostly a case of finding some street parking.

Coach Parking:

No charge. Coaches will be parked on Brindle Street to the West of the Ground where they shall remain for the duration.

PARKING

With the limited parking at Victory Park reserved for players and officials, the most convenient place to park is just off Pilling Lane, with spaces costing £3 on a first-come, first-served-basis. Car parks in the town centre are generally FREE after 1pm on Saturdays and street parking is available too, but please respect the neighbours and don’t block or cause obstruction to driveways. For those of you using public transport, Chorley train and bus stations are an easy ten-minute walk away.

Train

Chorley Railway Station is situated around a half mile away from Victory Park and takes about a 10-15 minutes to walk. The station is served by trains from Preston, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria - the latter is about a 40-minute train journey away.

As you come out of the main station entrance, turn left and walk up the station approach road to the main dual carriageway. Cross over the dual carriageway via the pedestrian crossing to the other side and turn left. Go straight on at two roundabouts, passing a KFC on your right and a Morrisons Store on your left. At the third roundabout where there is the Eagle Hotel pub on the far corner, turn right into Bolton Street and then take the immediate left into Duke Street. Then take the second left into Ashby Street and the entrance to the ground is down on the right.

FOOD & DRINK

The game is segregated so the social club is open at the ground is not available for away fans meaning no alcohol is available.

All pubs in the town centre welcome away fans and it is just a ten-minute walk to the stadium.

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.

Segregation

The Pilling Lane End is allocated to away fans. This consists of a small covered terrace that runs for around a quarter of the width of the pitch and is situated directly behind the goal. It does have some supporting pillars along the front that could impede your view. There is also a small flat standing area running behind the pitch perimeter wall.


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