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Visiting Fan Guide

1 July 2012

Information for away fans, in association with Things To Do...

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For all the information you need to know about visiting Meadow Lane as an away supporter, read below:

CONTACT DETAILS
Address: Notts County Football Club, Meadow Lane Stadium, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ
Tel: 0115 9529 000
Fax: 0115 9553 994
Email: office@nottscountyfc.co.uk


WHAT'S HAPPENING
To find out what's happening at the time of your visit, click here.


THINGS TO DO
To find out about the city's main attractions, click here.


WHERE TO STAY
Thinking of staying overnight? To find out about your accommodation options, click here.


WHERE TO EAT
There are plenty of places to grab something to eat around the stadium. For a list of options, click here.


Food is also available inside the stadium.


WHERE TO DRINK
With the Meadow Lane Sports Bar exclusive to Notts County fans on home matchdays, away supporters have a number of drinking options near to the stadium, including the Trent Bridge Inn, Southbank, Riverbank and Hooters.


If you're in the city centre, try out England's Oldest Inn, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem (www.triptojerusalem.com).


Alcohol and soft drinks are also available inside the stadium.


MATCHDAY MAGAZINE
The official Notts County matchday magazine, titled #themag, is available around the stadium for £3.


WHERE TO SIT

Notts County play at Meadow Lane, which is situated some 15 minutes walk south of Nottingham City centre and close to the River Trent.  


It is a 5-10-minute walk from the train station, past Hooters bar.


Visitors are accommodated in the Jimmy Sirrel Stand, at the side of the pitch. 


The main area is the Z Block, though the whole stand can be utilised if required.


Access to the stand is gained through turnstiles situated at the corner of County Road and Cattlemarket Road.  


To view the Stadium Plan, click here. 


For admission prices, click here. 


The ticket office can be found on Meadow Lane, next to the club shop. 


For more information, call 0115 9557 204 or email ticketoffice@nottscountyfc.co.uk


ROUTES TO MEADOW LANE

These routes have also been signed "Cricket & Football" by the County Council and have been designed to avoid congestion in the City Centre.


From the North: 

Leave the M1 at junction 26 following the signs to Nottingham via the A610 Nuthall Road until you meet the Nottingham Ring Road A6514 at Western Boulevard. Turn right and follow the Ring Road south passing the Queens Medical Centre where the Ring Road becomes the A52. Continue south on the A52 signpost Grantham over Clifton Bridge passed the Nottingham Knight Island to join the Lings Bar Road at the next traffic island. Follow the A52 signed ‘Grantham’ to the Gamston Island (highlighted on attached map) then turn left on the A6011 (Radcliffe Road) towards Trent Bridge and Nottingham. Cross the Lady Bay Bridge and turn left onto Meadow Lane – the ground is directly ahead. 


Alternatively, from the North on the A1:

Travel south from the A1 onto the A614 at 5 Lane Ends in north Nottinghamshire continuing on the A614 towards Nottingham, bearing left on the A6097 at Northgate Island. Continue for 10 ½ miles, crossing Gunthorpe Bridge before turning right on to the newly improved A46 towards Leicester and Nottingham. At Saxondale Island turn right on the A52 towards Nottingham. At Gamston Island go straight along the A6011 (Radcliffe Road) towards Trent Bridge and Nottingham. Cross the Lady Bay Bridge and turn left onto Meadow Lane – the ground is directly ahead.


From the South: 

Leave the M1 at Junction 24 on the A453 towards Nottingham. At the Clifton Bridge junction follow the signs A52 Grantham passed the Nottingham Knight Island to join the Lings Bar Road at the next traffic island. Follow the A52 signed ‘Grantham’ to the Gamston Island then turn left on the A6011 (Radcliffe Road) towards Trent Bridge and Nottingham. Cross the Lady Bay Bridge and turn left onto Meadow Lane – the ground is directly ahead.


Alternatively from the South on the A1: 

Turn off on the A52 west of Grantham and follow the road, signed ‘Nottingham’. On reaching Gamston Island go straight on along the A6011 (Radcliffe Road) towards Trent Bridge and Nottingham. Cross the Lady Bay Bridge and turn left onto Meadow Lane – the ground is directly ahead. 

 

From the West:

Approach via A52 from Derby to Nottingham Ring Road turn right on the Ring Road A52 and follow routes as above. Alternatively from the M42 follow A453 to the Clifton Bridge junction and follow route as from the South.


WHERE TO PARK

Coaches

Visitor coaches can park directly opposite Meadow Lane on private land. There is a £15 fee.


Cars

Matchday parking is available for a small fee at the Old Cattle Market directly behind the away turnstiles. 


There is also parking available where the coaches park, on Meadow Lane (see image below)


Roads in the immediate vicinity of the stadium are subject to parking prohibitions on matchdays to facilitate the free movement of emergency vehicles. 


There is no casual car parking at the stadium. 


There is a further area for car parking on the north side of the River Trent, alongside the river on Victoria Embankment. 


This area is owned by Nottingham City Council, who charge a fee for parking there on matchdays. 


Access to Victoria Embankment is from the Clifton Bridge complex on the Nottingham Ring Road. 


Follow the A453 Queens Drive towards Nottingham for half a mile, turn right onto Riverside Way then right at the next traffic island onto Victoria Embankment through the large ornamental gates.


Cars should continue along this road towards Trent Bridge, where attendants will direct car parking. 


It is then a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium but there is no access to the Victoria Embankment from the Trent Bridge end.


Cars can be parked on side streets in the Meadows area north of the River Trent. 


However, please be aware that this is an area that has, in the past, been targeted by car thieves. 


Drivers are asked to park sensibly and not obstruct residents driveways/access. 


The streets in this area are narrow and drivers should also be careful not to impede the movement of emergency vehicles. 


Any cars parked in contravention of the No Waiting Regulations/Cones or causing an obstruction will be ticketed and may be towed away. 


COACH TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Visitor coaches can park directly opposite Meadow Lane on private land. There is a £15 fee.




Follow the directions from the Lady Bay Bridge (above) turning left on to Meadow Lane and just before the sharp right hand turn (the stadium is directly ahead) turn left into the private car park marked for coach parking. 


Coaches MUST NOT enter or drop off supporters in the city centre.


All Operators are to adhere to the Traffic Commissioners Guidelines as follows: 

1. Coaches are to arrive no sooner than two hours before kick off and no later than one and a half hours before kick off unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer. 


2. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either en route to or from the event, unless prior agreement is sought from the local Police Liaison Officer.


3. Unless directed otherwise by a police officer, coaches should only stop at licensed premises when alcohol is served ancillary to a substantial meal. Prior agreement for such meal stops should be sought from the operators local Police Liaison Officer. 


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.


6. Operators should draw to the hirer’s attention, their requirements in respect of the laws. Drivers shall as far as reasonably practicable supervise boarding passengers and check they are not carrying alcohol. Drivers are not expected to carry out searches, nor confiscate alcohol, remove passengers without Police assistance.


7. Failure of operators to comply with these guidelines will result in the matter being reported to the Traffic Commissioners, who may therefore consider applying them as a formal condition to the operators licence.


Any breaches of the Guidelines will be reported to the Traffic Commissioners.

 

ENJOY YOUR VISIT

PC 386 Jon Sleigh

Football Intelligence

Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters 

Sherwood Lodge

Arnold 

Nottingham

NG5 8PP

Mob: 07595 074206





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