Information for supporters heading to Fleetwood tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
Fleetwood Town play at Highbury Stadium, a ground which has has improvements made over the last five years and is very modern.
The latest addition to the ground is the very impressive looking Parkside Stand which was first opened to the spectators in March 2011. This 2,000 capacity all seated stand was built at a cost around £4m. It has a single tier of seating, whilst above are offices and a top row of executive boxes and hospitality area, all of which have a small tier of seating outside.
Opposite is the Highbury Stand, which is a small all-seated covered stand, which was opened in 2008. It has a capacity of 550 and only runs half way along the pitch.
Both ends are covered in terraces, which are similar in size in terms of height.
Away fans are normally located in The Percy Ronson Terrace where 621 fans can be accommodated. This terrace, which was opened in 2007, is covered, and runs for 2/3rds of the width of the pitch.
The Club have recently improved the facilities in this area with a new snack bar and toilet block. There is an away fans ticket office and programme booth situated outside the visiting supporters entrance.
There is Jim's Sports Bar at the ground, which admits away fans. The facilities in this bar are excellent, but get there early as it is bound to be very popular on matchdays. It is located at the back of the Memorial Stand and can be accessed from the park pathway that runs along that side of the ground. It is open from 12 noon on Saturdays and 5pm on matchday evenings and shows BT and Sky Sports on a large number of televisions. The Highbury Club which is located adjacent to the away turnstiles does not allow in visiting supporters.
Otherwise it is probably best to take the 10-15 minute stroll into Fleetwood itself (on leaving the stadium entrance go up to the main road and turn left) where there are plenty of pubs to be found. There is a Wetherspoons outlet, the Thomas Drummond on London Street (off Lord Street). About the same distance away is the Strawberry Gardens pub on Poulton Road.
Travelling by road
Leave the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood. On the outskirts of Fleetwood you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde college on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood but after the roundabout take the first left into Copse Road. After about a mile and as you pass Fleetwood Fire station on your left then branch left and turn left onto Radcliffe Road (going back on yourself but in parallel with Copse Road). Then take the next right into Stanley Road and the stadium is at the bottom of this road on your left. There is no parking for away supporters at the stadium itself but there is plenty of street parking available in the area.
Travelling by train
There is no railway station in Fleetwood itself. The closest is at Poulton-le-Fylde, which is just over five miles away. However it is more likely that fans will head to Blackpool North station which is around seven miles away. A taxi from the station to Fleetwood will cost you the best part of £20, which may okay if there is a group of you. For smaller groups it may be better to catch a bus to Fleetwood, Service numbers 1 and 14, run from Blackpool.
Programme - £1
(via football ground guide)