Kristine Green provides an in-depth travel guide ahead of our trip to Woking this weekend. Find the answers to your questions below.
What colour kit will the team be wearing?
Blue kit for Woking.
What’s the ticket information?
Tickets are only available directly from Woking. Tickets will come off sale at 11am on Saturday, there will be no tickets available on the turnstile. Any issue with purchasing tickets, fans are advised to drop an email to email@example.com Tickets can be scanned straight from phones to quicken up getting through turnstiles.
What stand are we in?
Town fans are located in Chris Lane Open Terrace with an additional 450 seats in the Seymours Community LGS stand. These seats are on an unreserved/first come, first-served basis.
What time will turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open at 12pm. Bag searches will be taking place so please keep this in mind.
As with the Maidenhead guide, we have a Town exile compiling info. Big thanks to Alex Green for providing information. ‘For those that last visited Woking while wearing a wig, the town will be all but unrecognisable to you.
How do I get to the ground?
Post Code for the ground is GU22 9AA
The ground is located on the A247, opposite the entrance to Woking Parkway. Leave the M25 at either junction 10 or 11 and follow the signs towards Woking. When approaching the town centre, follow brown signs towards Heathside car park. There is no parking at the ground.
Where is the best place to park?
Heathside car park is the recommended car park for fans. This is around 15 minute’s walk away from the ground.
Other than that, street parking is sometimes a problem. Westfield Avenue, which runs alongside the ground, has been a hotspot for parking tickets. Granville Road is another spot locals head for or if still stuck, parking on the Barnsbury Estate (Hawthorn Close) which will give you the chance to cut through the paths along the River Hoe.
What is the nearest train station to the stadium and what is the approximate distance and walking time?
Woking railway station is about a mile/20-minute walk away from the ground. This is served by trains from London Waterloo.
Recommended pubs for away fans?
Because segregation is in place for this game Cardinals, at the ground, will not be admitting away fans.
Anything remotely close to a pub near the ground is now ludicrously expensive flats.
The Sovereigns on Guildford Road is near the station and popular with away fans.
The town centre will be the place to go with O’Neills, Slug and Lettice, Spoons (Herbert Wells) and The Junction Tap all being within 2 minutes of one another on Chertsey Road (GU21 5AJ). This is about a 10-minute walk away from the ground.
Food available in the area?
There is nothing near the ground so heading to the town centre is best. You have the likes of Ramsey’s Burger Bar, Cotes and Carluccios for those who want to feel very Surry. Other than that Latio’s Restaurant is highly recommended by myself, as well as Elia’s Greek Restaurant. Other than that Nando’s McDonalds, KFC and Taco Bell all sit on Chertsey Road around the pubs.
Where is the nearest cash machine to the Stadium?
Nearest cash machine is at Sainsburys, about half a mile away (GU22 9EJ).
What food and drink is available at the stadium?
Standard pies, burgers, hot and cold drinks will be available in the ground. Card payments are preferred but cash is taken.
There is NO alcohol
Is a programme available?
Programmes are available for £3.00
What’s the flag policy?
Flags are welcome – please place them in a safe place that doesn’t obscure advertising. Follow stewards instructions as necessary.
Other things to do.
The WWF have their UK Headquarters in the town centre but their museum is currently closed due to COVID. The bridge leading to it is bookended by statues of cricketers Alec and Eric Bedser. The twins grew up in the town and played 942 first-class matches between them. For those staying around, it’s worth paying homage to a statue of our alien overlords from HG Wells War of the World, which is set in the town.
For those interested, you can always visit the Sandpits on Horsell Common, which are prominent in the book.
McLaren’s F1 team are based on the outskirts of Woking but all you can really see is a sign, which does change to orange when they win. Thankfully a more common occurrence recently.