Making the journey to Aldershot this weekend? Kristine Green and Alex Green answers all your questions below to help make your trip as smooth as possible!
What colour kit will the team be wearing?
Black and white kit for this game.
What’s the ticket information?
At the time of writing, this is an ALL TICKET fixture, with no tickets available to purchase on the day.
What stand are we in?
Town fans are located in the South East Stand (seating) and Away Terrace covered (standing).
Entry is via Redan Hill turnstiles, through a small park type area using turnstiles 11 and 12.
What time will turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open at 1.30pm
For the second time this season we have Alex from the DN35 podcast, providing some local information.
How do I get to the ground?
Postcode is GU11 1TW
Get yourself on the M25 in whichever way you find easiest, our preference tends to be. A46, A1, then at the Black Cat Roundabout take a dog let over to the M1 using the dual carriageway of the A421 and joining the M1 at junction 13 avoiding the roadworks currently littering north of there. Then from the M25 heading towards Heathrow, jump off at junction 12 for the M3 (warning – the first couple of miles. On the M3 are an average 50mph zone. Then get off for the A331 at junction 4, following signs to Farnborough and Aldershot. Come off the A331 at the A323 following signs to Aldershot Military Town South, taking the third exit into Aldershot. Follow this road until you see the club on the right-hand side. It is immediately after the railway bridge you go under.
Where is the best place to park?
The simplest and cheapest place to park is along Redan Road after the brow of the hill, where there are no parking restrictions. Most locals park on the right-hand side as you drive down the hill. This is closest to the away entrance and is easy to get away. If that is full, there are no parking restrictions around the streets off Redan Road.
The town centre (5 minute walk to the ground) has a multi-story car park. Located on Wellington Avenue – Do not park on ground or level 2 if you want to park for more than 3 hours. All upper floors have long stays, with a day ticket costing £3.60.
https://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/carparks There are a couple of other car parks but some are short stay.
The Parsons Barrack Car Park, right next to the ground, is currently cordoned off destined to be turned into apartments.
What is the nearest train station to the stadium and what is the approximate distance and walking time?
Aldershot train station is half a mile/10 minute walk away. This is served by trains from Waterloo heading to Alton and arrive every half an hour.
Recommended pubs for away fans?
The clubhouse at the ground is home fans only.
Sadly the La Fontaine Pub has now closed and been turned into flats but fans can use the Royal Staff on Mount Pleasant Road. It’s not the biggest of pubs but closest to the away end.
Otherwise on the way to the town centre you have the Crimea Inn on Crimea Road, which is a 5 minute walk away. It’s my personal choice and has a family friendly atmosphere. You have The George on Wellington Street (10 minute walk) and there’s the Queen Hotel on the other end of the High Street, that’s a Wetherspoons and a 15 minute walk away.
If you fancy something more specialist, The Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham is worth the drive. Just a couple of miles out of town, their Tap Room boasts their own local ales and cider.
Food available in the area?
Not a huge amount available around the area of the ground – there’s a drive thru Maccies and KFC in the way into town if you’ve followed our directions. Or there is a Burger King slightly passed the ground as you head into town. The town centre is a 15 minute walk away and has a number of local and national food chains.
You also have the Westgate Leisure Park (15 minute walk) which has Frankie and Benny’s, Harvester, Nando’s and other outlets.
If you want a real taste of Aldershot they you surely need to have a curry? Home to most of the Gurkha regiment’s family and friends, Aldershot is the centre of Nepalese cuisine. Johney Gurka is raved about by the chaps at work but sadly only open after the match. Waroeng Windor does stunning Indonesian food and will be open.
Where is the nearest cash machine to the Stadium?
Plenty of free to use cash machines available in the town centre.
What food and drink is available at the stadium?
The away end has a burger van selling burgers, hot dogs and chips. As well as hot and cold drinks.
No alcohol available in the ground.
You can pay by cash or card.
Is a programme available?
A printed programme is available for £3 – cash only.
What is the flag policy?
Please follow stewards instructions on flag placement – they must not be pitch side or obstructing advertising boards.
Other stuff to do
Wanting stuff to do? Bit of culture? There’s a couple of wonderful statues dedicated to the Gurkhas and the Paras in Princes Gardens. There’s the Aldershot Military Museum, which is about £6 to get in and boats a child friendly version of the standard army obstacle course if the kids need to burn off steam after being in the car for 4 hours. Or head up to Farnborough (basically the same town) just a few miles away and see the place where the first flight in Britain took place (just left of the Aviator Hotel) there’s a plaque to commemorate the spot and just up the road is the FAST museum, dedicated to Farnborough’s aviation heritage. Or you could check out the radioactive wasteland that Aldershot used to train on in the 80’s but that’s probably best avoided.