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🚗 Away Day Guide: Stevenage FC

Travel, Tickets, and Tipple to Stevenage.

7 October 2021

Exeter City are back on the road this weekend as we travel to Hertfordshire to face Stevenage.

Here’s a complete guide to Saturday’s away day.

The Ground

  • Name: The Lamex Stadium
  • Capacity: 7,800
  • Year opened: 1961
  • Record Attendance: 8,042 (vs Newcastle, FA Cup 4th Round, 1998)
  • Address: Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8RH

Former home of Stevenage’s Town and Athletic, Broadhall Way was not used for the first few years of Borough’s formation due to financial reasons.

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The record attendance came in bizarre circumstances. When Borough were drawn at home to Newcastle United in the 1998 FA Cup, the Magpies tried, unsucessfuly, to have the game switched to an alternative venue. Stevenage installed a temporary new stand which raised the capacity from 6,500 and were rewarded with a record attendance and even earned a lucrative replay at (the other) St James’ Park.

After the ground’s capabilities denying Stevenage’s 1996 promotion, a new £600,000 renovation was made. In 2009 Lamex gained naming rights, and two years later the ground was hosting Football League fixtures.   

City fans have been allocated 350 tickets and will be housed in the South Stand.

Advance Ticket Prices

Tickets for our trip to Stevenage on Saturday, October 9 are now available to purchase from your online account and via the club shop.

Adult: £22

Concession: £20

U18: £14

U12: £8

All prices rise by £2 when bought on matchday.

Ambulant disabled pay the concession price, with the carer going free.

Wheelchair: Please call Stevenage Ticket Office on 01438 223223 ext.62 and booked in advance of the fixture.

How to buy:

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

Getting To The Lamex Stadium

By Car: (Estimated: 4hrs)

The address for The Lamex Stadium is Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8RH 

Via A303: Take A30 and A303 to Andover before merging onto M3(E). Continue for 31 miles before taking M25.

At J21A merge onto A414, before merging onto the A1(M) at Hatfield.

Exit at Junction 7 to Stevenage and follow the A602 where the ground will be on your right.  

Parking:

Free match day parking for 500 cars is available to fans at Fairlands Valley car park to the north of the ground. This is clearly signposted as you enter Stevenage from Junction 7 of the A1(M).

Please note fans are prohibited from parking in the nearby retail parks due to parking restrictions, exceeding which could result in fines.

Any fans parking in nearby residential streets are asked to park considerately and not to block driveways or inconvenience local residents.

Additional parking is also available in one of several town centre pay & display car parks.

You can then catch our match day shuttle bus service to The Lamex Stadium from the bus or railway station.

 

By rail: (Estimated 3hr 27m)

Stevenage station is on the East Coast mainline to the North.

GWR From Exeter St Davids: 09:16 all the way to London Paddington.

Circle/Hammersmith and City Line: 19 minutes to Kings Cross/St Pancras International

Thameslink toward Peterborough: 12:16 or 12:31 to get to Stevenage before 13:00.  

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By shuttle bus:  

Stevenage offer a new shuttle bus service with Arriva costs just £1 return and takes football fans from the railway station and bus station directly to The Lamex Stadium. Services commence approx two hours before kick-off on a Saturday (80 mins on a midweek home game) and continue an hour after the final whistle.  

Please note the shuttle departs from Stop N at the railway station. Turn left out of the ticket barriers and head towards the town. Take the first stairs on the left before the bridge over the dual carriageway and Stop N is at the bottom on the right.

Please note the shuttle departs from Stop K at the bus station. This is outside Matalan, towards the vehicle entrance of the bus station.

By taxi:  

A taxi will take five minutes and cost approximately £5. Turn left out of the ticket barriers and head towards the town. Take the first stairs on the left before the bridge over the dual carriageway and the taxi rank is on the left.

By foot:  

The railway station is approximately one mile away from the ground.

Turn left out of the ticket barriers towards the town. Take the stairs on the right before the bridge over the dual carriageway and head along the A602, Lytton Way with the railway on your right. At the roundabout which has the police station on the right, use the underpass to take the second exit into Six Hills Way towards Asda. At the next roundabout take the third exit (South) continuing along the A602 Monkswood Way, passing Asda on your right and North Herts College. After about 3/4 mile you will arrive at a roundabout and the ground will be opposite you on the other side of the A602.

Grecian Travel

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

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8am for a fare of £39 for adults and £34 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.

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 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

 

Pubs and matchday refreshment:

Behind the South Stand, Stevenage offer a large bar for home and away fans alike. That said, there are not a large offering of pubs around the Ground due to its location just off the dual carriageway.

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Around a 15 minute walk to the Lamex Stadium, ‘Our Mutal Friend’ on Broadwalk Crescent offers Real Ale and a wide selection of beers.

In the town centre, there are plenty of pubs to be found including a Wetherspoons outlet called the ‘Standard Bearer’, which is located near to the Bus Station. The Chequers Beer House, The Coach and Horses and The Marquis of Lorne on the way up Stevenage High Street all offer variety of drinks as well.

 

We’re really looking forward to seeing you in Hertfordshire for another exciting afternoon of League Action. We wish you the safest travels and we’ll see you at the Lamex Stadium at 3pm on Saturday! Up the City!

 


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