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On Saturday 21 st January Pompey will be at Crawley Town’s Checkatrade Stadium, Winfield Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX. The ground has a capacity of 5,996 and most Blues supporters will be on a partly covered terrace at one end of the ground, with some seats allocated in the West Stand. Both areas have refreshment outlets for hot food and drinks. For any disabled supporters travelling to the match there is a disabled supporters access guide on the Crawley Town website in the ‘Club’ section.
Please note Pompey’s allocation of 2,300 tickets are already sold out and there will be no tickets on sale on the day.
Directions to the Checkatrade Stadium
From the M23 Junction 11, signed A264 Horsham/Pease Pottage services, take the third exit at the roundabout, with a brown sign for the stadium and the ground is on your left before the next roundabout. Look for the large red and white football on the roundabout itself and you will see the stadium entrance. Turn left at this roundabout then left for the car park.
There is a small car park at the stadium which costs £5 per car. Spaces are sold on a first come first served basis. Space is limited as some bays have been sold to regular home supporters. There are four accessible parking spaces for away supporters, also sold on a first come first served basis and there is a designated space where disabled supporters can be dropped off.
There is free parking in Broadfield Business Park at the offices of William Reed and Novo Nordisk in addition there spaces at KPMG and Bard Ltd at Tilgate Forest Business Centre on the Northbound side of the A23. All the free parking options are signposted from the M23/A23 roundabout. Otherwise there is street parking, but Please Note, there is no street parking in Anglessy Close or Lundy Close and parking on the grass verges near to the stadium is prohibited and cars will be towed away.
Southern Railway trains from Portsmouth to London Victoria stop at Crawley station, which is the nearest to the ground. The journey usually takes just over an hour, however although there is not a strike scheduled for the 21st , ongoing strike action and overtime bans by members of the ASLEF and RMT Unions are causing severely reduced and disrupted services, so best to check before you travel at www.southernrailway.com
There is a taxi rank outside Crawley station, or cross the road outside the station to the bus station, go to Stop A and catch the Fastway10 bus to the stadium. The Fastway10 runs every seven minutes and drops you right outside the stadium.
Where to eat and drink
There is a bar at the stadium called the Redz Bar, which usually admits away supporters but is likely to be very full.
The nearest pub to the ground is the Half Moon, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6SZ, which serves food and has real ale and Sky tv. It is about five minutes walk from the ground towards the town centre. It is designated as an away pub and can accomodate some coach parking if required. They are open from 10am, and are running a limited food menu all day.
Also near the ground is the Downsman, Wakehurst Drive Crawley, RH10 6DH, a pub with an Indian Restaurant.
To find these pubs, come out of the Stadium car park entrance and turn right back to the main roundabout. Cross the dual carriageway using the underpass and go straight on into Southgate Avenue. For the Half Moon take the first left off Southgate Avenue into Brighton Road and the pub is further down the road on the right. For the Downsman also go into Brighton Road, then take the first right into Wakehust Drive the pub is further along on the left.
In town there is the Jubilee Oak, 6 High Street, Crawley, RH10 1BA, named after the oak tree planted in front of the pub to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, this Wetherspoons pub has real ale and the usual pub grub, plus free wifi. Near the station is the Railway pub, 2-4 Brighton Road, Crawley. RH10 6AA it serves cask marque ales and has large screen Sky and BT sports.