Information for travelling supporters heading to the Sixfields Stadium tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
This neat all seater stadium is located on the outskirts of Northampton.
On one side is the new East Stand, which is still a work in progress. It has a lower tier of 1,900 seats, which are currently available to supporters, however the rest of the stand is still very much of a shell, with large areas above the lower seating tier still to be put in place.
On the other side of the ground is the large West (Main) Stand. This two tiered affair, is all seated and covered and is free of any supporting pillars, with the team dug outs being located at the front of it.
Both North and South ends are smaller stands and are of similar size to one another. Again both are all seated and covered. The South end of the stadium is allocated to away supporters.
Away fans are located in the Moulton College South Stand, where 800 supporters can be accommodated. Food is on sale from within the ground and supportes can buy a selection of hot food, which includes: Cheeseburgers £4.20, Burgers £4, Hot Dogs £3.70, Various Pies £3.30 and Sausage Rolls £3.30.
At Sixfields Stadium itself is Carrs Bar (the entrance to which is at the back of the Main Stand) which allows in away supporters. It also shows televised football.
The nearest pub on the Sixfields Complex is the Sixfields Tavern, which is part of the Hungry Horse chain, so it offers food and is family friendly. It also contains a Sports Bar which shows Sky Sports, but it is primarily for home fans and bouncers man the entrance on matchdays. Past the McDonalds towards the top end of the complex is a Flaming Grill pub, which offers real ale, serves food and shows televised sport.
Behind the Flaming Grill is a Tenpin Bowling Alley which also has a bar and also shows televised sports.
Nearer to the stadium there is a Frankie & Benny's restaurant, which also serves alcohol.
Travelling by road
From The South: Leave the M1 at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Northampton and you will come to the ground on your right.
Post code for SAT NAV: NN5 5QA
Travelling by train
Northampton Railway Station is over two miles from the Sixfields Stadium, so it is probably best to hire a taxi. To find the taxi tank then when you go through the ticket barriers keep to the left and go down the steps in front of Starbucks (there is also a lift if needed) to the ground floor go out of the doors. The taxi rank is across the road.
However, if you feel like braving the 25-30 minute walk then proceed through the ticket barriers, keep to the right passing W H Smiths. Go down the steps and at the bottom turn right onto the road. Keep going past the BP garage and at the lights, with the Thomas a Beckett pub on the opposite corner, turn left into St James Mill Road. Continue down to the traffic lights with Travis Perkins on the left and turn right into Harvey Reeves Road which becomes Edgar Mobbs Way. Continue on here until you come to the Sixfields Stadium. It brings you out at the away turnstiles.'
You can also get the Number 15 bus from outside the railway station. To get to the Number 15 bus stop you come out of the main entrance onto the road (after going through the ticket barriers keep straight ahead at W.H Smiths and proceed down the steps) once out of this entrance walk straight ahead and the bus stop is 100 yards away. The Number 15 bus runs every 20 minutes and you should get off at the stop near 'Bella Italia'. It is a very short walk to the Sixfields Stadium and the away end is round the opposite end of the ground. Buses D1, D2 and D3 also stop here and run every hour respectively. The number 50 bus will take you to a stop opposite the away end but only runs every hour. The bus journey time is around 10-15 minutes. See the Stagecoach website for timetables.
Official Programme - £3
(via football ground guide)