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League 2 Guide: Cheltenham Town

16 September 2014

Cheltenham Town - Abbey Business Stadium

Ground Name: Abbey Business Stadium
Capacity: 7,066 (3,912 seated)
Address: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, GL52 5NA
Tel Number: 01242 573558
Nickname: The Robins
Home Kit Colour: Red & White
Website: www.ctfc.com

AWAY FANS:

Away supporters are housed in the Hazlewoods Stand at one end of the ground, where just over 1,100 supporters can be accommodated. If demand requires, the In2Print Stand can also allocate away fans.

HOW TO GET THERE:

By car: Leave the M5 at Junction 11 turning right towards Cheltenham. Go across 1st roundabout - GCHQ is on your left. Turn left at the next roundabout, into Princess Elizabeth Way. Go straight over the next roundabout. Keep on this road, and you will come to a big roundabout, where you will see a McDonalds on the corner. Go straight across this roundabout and continue up this road going over a double mini roundabout. Keep going for about 300 yards and then turn right into Swindon Lane. Go over the level crossing and straight over the next roundabout (signposted Prestbury) passing the race course on your left. Turn right into Albert Road (signposted Gloucestershire University) and at the bottom at the roundabout turn left into Prestbury Road, (the ground is signposted from here) and then further down Prestbury Road, turn right into Whaddon Road. The ground is down on the left.

By train: Cheltenham Station is over two miles from the ground, so best to jump in a taxi. If you are going to embark on the 35-40 minute walk then: Turn right out of station car park and follow Queens Road for around half a mile. At end of Queens Road turn left into Lansdown Road. At the next (Montpellier) roundabout, turn left into Montpellier Walk (which later becomes the Promenade). At the end of the Promenade, turn right into the High Street. Go along High Street for around 100 yards and then turn left into Winchcombe Street (by a branch of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society). Continue straight along Winchcombe Street and into Prestbury Road. Straight across the next roundabout and then first right into Whaddon Road. The entrance to the away end is down on the left.

CAR PARKING:

Unfortunately there is no car parking available to the general public at The Abbey Business Stadium on match days. Street parking in the immediate vicinity is also restricted. There is a free 'Park & Ride' service to the ground operating from Cheltenham Racecourse, which is well signposted around the town. Journey time on the 'Park & Ride' service is obviously dependant on traffic, but is around ten minutes on average. For 3pm kick offs the service commences at 1pm, with the last bus leaving at 2.40pm. After the match departures are at; 5pm, 5.20pm and 5.40pm. For evening matches (7.45pm kick off). The service commences at 6pm, with the last bus leaving at 7.20pm. After the game the departures are at: 9.45pm, 10.05pm and 10.25pm.

Thanks to www.footballgroundguide.com for the details.

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