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🚗 Away Day Guide: Harrogate Town

Jed Penberthy brings all the key information for travelling Grecains making their way to Harrogate this weekend.

26 August 2021

Exeter City return to League action with a trip to Harrogate Town. Ahead of the venture to Yorkshire, here is a travel guide to the EnviroVent Stadium.

Saturday will mark the first ever occaision Grecians fans will see City play at Wetherby Road so ahead of the trip to Yorkshire, here is an all-you-need-to-know guide to Harrogate.

The Stadium

  • Name: The EnviroVent Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Year opened: 1920
  • Record Attendance: 4,280 v Harrogate Railway (1949)
  • Address: Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7SA

While Starbeck Lane was the original ground of Harrogate AFC, Wetherby Road has always been the home to Harrogate Town. After the Weaver’s introduction, the EnviroVent Stadium (sponsorship) has seen some significant redevelopments to prove Harrogate’s young professional status.

In 2013 two new stands were erected and the pitch was renovated into an artificial surface to ensure the club would be able to host games over the damning winter months. Upon promotion to the Football League, regulations meant Harrogate had to remove the 3G pitch which led to Town starting the season at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.

In addition to this, a new Main Stand was constructed with close to 1,000 seats, boosting the capacity of the stadium to 5,000.

City fans will be house in the Myrings Terrace stand and seating is available in the EnviroVent Stand for away supporters. Entrance is via the South Gate on Wetherby Road.

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Advance Ticket Prices

There are 500 tickets available in advance 148 seated and 352 standing. Priced as below:

Ticket Prices: Seated

  • Adults: £17 advance | £19 Matchday
  • Concessions: £13 advance | £15 Matchday
  • Under-18s: £6 advance | £7 Matchday

Ticket Prices: Standing Terrace

  • Adults: £16 advance | £18 Matchday
  • Concessions: £12 advance | £14 Matchday
  • Under-18s: £5 advance | £6 Matchday

Match day sales are available from the ticket office.

Wheelchair access & tickets
These are available from Harrogate only. Contact them on 01423210600.

How to buy:

You can buy tickets online by clicking here.

Tickets will also be able to be purchased from the club shop, or by phone.

Tickets for collection
Tickets will be available to collect from the Club Shop between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

They can also be collected from the box office at Harrogate on match day and all uncollected tickets will be sent by us to Harrogate to enable that.

Getting To the EnviroVent Stadium

By Car: (Estimated: 5hrs)

The address for The EnviroVent Stadium is Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA

Take the M5 (N) to Junction 4a. Follow the M42 to the M1 to Junction 32.

Via the M18 take the A1(M) to Wattle Syke/A659 in West Yorkshire.

Take exit 45 from A1(M). From Wetherby, follow the A661 all the way to Harrogate and the Ground will be on the right. 

Leeds Festival is taking place at Branham Park, Wetherby this weekend and this will mean that traffic from the M1 to the A1 (M) will be much heavier than usual. Please allow sufficient time to make your way to Harrogate.

An alternate route via the M1 to Leeds, the M621 and the A61 is possible but adds 30 minutes to the usual time. 

Parking:

There is no parking at The EnviroVent Stadium. Parking is subject to local restrictions on most of the residential streets around the ground, including Wayside Crescent and St Nicholas Road. Though there are other residential roads close to the ground where parking is possible.

Matchday parking can be accessed at Cedar Court Hotel on Park Parade, HG1 5AH, for £5 per vehicle on a first come first served basis. Anyone wishing to park at Cedar Court Hotel, which is a five-minute walk from the ground, must enter their vehicle details and card details on the iPads in reception.
 
Alternatively, the Stadium is only a short minute walk from the Town centre where a number of car parks are available.

By rail: (Estimated 6hr 36m)

Harrogate train station is in the heart of the Town centre and is a short walk to the Stadium.

From Exeter St Davids:

06:27 Crosscounty (toward Edinburgh) to Leeds (Arrives at 12:08)

12:29 Northern (toward York) to Harrogate (Arrives at 13:03)

The 07:27 (Crosscountry) with the same change at Leeds will get into Harrogate at 14:03.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, ran by the Supporters' Club is available for City's trip to Harrogate Town.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 6.45am for a fare of £43 for adults and £38 for under-16s

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Pubs and matchday refreshment:

The Town Centre has a swarm of bars and pubs and is just a 20-minute walk to the ground. At the Train Station the Harrogate Tap welcomes patrons and is an old-fashioned, wood-panelled pub with beer on tap and over 130 bottled varieties from around the world.

The Winter Gardens gives the Imperial a run for its money as one of the better looking Wetherspoons in the country and is renovated from an old luxury art-deco theatre.

Near the ground, the Woodlands Hotel is open from 12pm and is a 10 minute walk along Wetherby Road.

Match Programme

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Harrogate Town's printed programme for Saturday's match at the Envirovent Stadium can only be purchased online ahead of the match.

The only way to the programme is by ordering online in advance - no programmes will be available to purchase at the ground on matchday.

Programmes must be ordered by 9am on Thursday 26th August.

Delivery is £2, however we are unable to guarantee delivery on or before the date of the match.

Please click here for the details and to buy.

Inside the ground (selected):

  • Steak Pie £4.00 / £4.50 with Mushy Peas and Gravy*
  • Chicken Pie  £4.00 *
  • Vegan Slice  £3.00 *
  • Cheese burger  £4.50   
  • Vegan burger  £4.00   
  • Chips  £2.00
  • Hot Drinks  £2.00
  • Cold Drinks  £2.00

Saturday promises to be an enticing fixture with in-form Harrogate playing only their second EFL game in front of fans. We can’t wait to see you get behind the boys in Yorkshire. We wish you safe travels to and from Wetherby Road and we’ll see you there ahead of another League Two encounter!  


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