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🚗 Away Day Guide: Crawley Town

All you need to know about getting to Crawley

18 October 2021

City are Sussex bound on Tuesday night and if you’re venturing east this week, here’s a handy guide about your trip to Crawley Town.

The Ground

  • Name: The People’s Pension Stadium (Broadfield Stadium)
  • Capacity: 6,134
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Address: Winfield Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX

In 1997 Crawley’s Town Mead stadium was sold to developers forcing the club to relocate. Moving two miles across Crawley, the Broadfield Stadium was opened in what turns out to be a prime location for away supporters. The ground sits just off the M23 and within 1 mile of the nearest train station making it popular amongst travelling fans.

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The stadium has had 2 sponsorship names since its opening (The Checkatrade Stadium and now the People’s Pension Stadium). Crawley’s record home attendance of 5,880 came in an FA Cup 3rd round fixture against Reading in 2013, made possible by the 2012 redevelopment of the East Stand.

City fans will be housed in the KR-L Terrace and the People’s Pension Stand

Advanced Ticket Prices

We have been given an allocation of 400 tickets for this fixture in both the KR-L Terrace and the People's Pension Stand (seated), with prices as follows:

The cheaper price denotes terracing. All prices increase by £2 when bought on matchday.

Adults: £20 | £16

Senior 65+: £15 | £12

U21: £13 | £11

U18: £10 | £10

U16: £4 | £4

U11: Free (with a paying adult)

Ambulant disabled supporters pay their relevant price category with one helper free of charge. Wheelchair users tickets' are in the People's Pension Stand.

For disabled seating/carer tickets please contact the club directly on 01293 410000.

The ticket office and ticket cabin at Crawley takes both card and cash payments. If you are collecting tickets, these can be picked up from the Match Day Ticket Collection window in the grey portacabin in the car park.

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, by ringing the club on 01392 411 243 (option 2) (8.30am to 5pm Monday-Friday).

Getting To the People’s Pension Stadium

By Car: (Estimated: 3hr 50mins)

The address for People’s Pension Stadium is Winfield Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX

Take the A303 to Basingstoke before merging onto the M3 toward London.

Take the M25 exit toward M23/M20/Gatwick Airport and merge onto M25 anti-clockwise.  

Turn off at Junction 7 toward Brighton and Gatwick Airport and merge onto M23.

At Junction 11, turn off toward the A23, Brighton Road, into Crawley.

The People's Pension Stadium is easily accessible off the A23. Come off at the Pease Pottage junction 11 turn-off and follow the signs for Crawley.

Parking:

Car parking at the stadium is for season-ticket and pass holders only.

There are free parking options close to the stadium. As you come towards the stadium off the A23 look out for Broadfield Park on your left. There is free parking here in the William Reed Car Park. Look out for this sign just after the pedestrian crossing.

If this is full head to the roundabout with the football on it, double back on yourself and on the left there is parking available 300 yards further on, at Tilgate Park Business Centre. You can walk to the stadium in less than five minutes from either this sites. K2 Leisure Centre car park is another option but there are time limits so we advise using our free parking options.

By rail: (Estimated 4hr 23m)

There are two main routes to Crawley from Exeter St Davids. Crawley Train Station is the closest to The People's Pension Stadium but you can also get there from Three Bridges or Gatwick Airport stations.

Via London Paddington (2 Changes): 12:15 GWR to Paddington.

Circle Line to London Victoria.

15:35 Southern London Victoria to Crawley via Clapham Junction and Gatwick Airport.

Arrive at Crawley at 16:48

Via Exeter Central (1 Change):  12:25 South Western Railway toward London Waterloo. Change at Clapham Junction.

16:12 Southern toward Crawley via Gatwick Airport. 

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Buses from Crawley Rail Station: Cross the road outside the station to Crawley Bus Station. Go to Stop A and catch Fastway 10 to the The People's Pension Stadium.

From Three Bridges Rail Station: Follow signs to stop C near the station and catch Fastway 20 to the The People's Pension Stadium.

From Gatwick Airport: From either terminal follow the signs saying 'Local public buses Metrobus'. Catch either Fastway 10 or Fastway 20 southbound in the direction of Broadfield/Bewbush to The People's Pension Stadium.

Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Exeter Airport to Gatwick.

Grecian Travel

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

The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 1.15pm for a fare of £35 for adults and £30 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) and junction 25 (Taunton) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

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Pubs and matchday refreshment:

Redz Bar is situated behind the South Terrace (opposite the Ball Court) and is open to families. We sell a range of drinks and it's a great place to mingle with other supporters of both teams.

Just up the road from the ground the New Moon offers a great variety of drinks and shows selected sports and prides itself on its “big match atmosphere”.

Also within walking distance is the Downsman’s which doubles as a pub and an Indian Restaurant for the Curry and Cobra lovers.

In the town, all the usual franchise chains are about, and The Old Punch Bowl is a quaint 15th century beer house with a familiar menu on tap.

Safeguarding

Crawley Town FC is encouraging fans to report incidents of unacceptable or potentially discriminatory behaviour at any of their games.

The club are encouraging fans to download the Kick It Out app or report any incidents of discrimination to the nearest steward or via equality@crawleytownfc.com.

We can’t wait to see you in Sussex to back the boys once again. We wish you all the safest travels to and from the People’s Pension Stadium.


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