Milton Keynes Away Travel Information
Sunday 29th December will find Pompey Supporters travelling to Milton Keynes’ Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.
Milton Keynes moved into their new stadium in 2007, it has a capacity of 30,500 and Blues fans will probably be in the North East Corner.
Getting to Stadium MK
Stadium MK is located in the Denbigh North site between Grafton Street, Saxon Street and the A5.
Leave the M1 at Junction 13 and take the second exit, A421, towards Milton Keynes. At the third roundabout (there is a BP garage on the right as you approach), take the second exit onto the H9 Groveway. Keep going straight on until you reach the A5 roundabout. Take the second exit at this roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left.
Please note that the ground is nowhere near the centre of Milton Keynes. If you do get lost follow directions to Bletchley.
Alternately, if you are travelling via the A5, exit the A5 at the road signposted Central Bletchley and take the first exit off Redmoor Roundabout. The stadium turning is on the left.
The ‘Stadium MK’ signs will take you to the front of the stadium, where most of the parking is for permit holders, but if you follow the ‘Football Coaches’ sign it will take you to the back of the stadium, where you can enter via the Saxon Street entrance between KFC and McDonalds, nearer the away fans entrance.
There is limited parking at the stadium for a charge of £7. There is parking in the Denbigh West Industrial estate – after passing the stadium entrance on your left, turn right at the next roundabout, called Granby roundabout, and then take the next turn left and immediately left again onto the industrial estate. There is another small industrial estate almost opposite the main stadium entrance.
Other than that it is a case of looking for on street parking nearby or in other industrial estates, but
don’t be tempted to park in the nearby retail outlet park or Asda has they do not allow football parking and have a two hour limit. The parking is patrolled and parking there could result in a hefty fine or clamping.
Matchday spaces for Blue Badge holders are limited and should be pre-booked by ringing 01908 622901 or emailing [email protected] The club cannot guarantee parking for Blue Badge holders who have not pre-booked.
If you are planning to travel to Milton Keynes by train please check all details carefully on www.nationalrail.co.uk. Not only is there ongoing industrial action on the Portsmouth to London Waterloo route, but there are also rail replacement buses between Haslemere and Guildford on the 29th.
Trains run regularly from London Euston to Milton Keynes Central, the journey from Euston takes about an hour. Milton Keynes Central station is about four miles from the ground. There is a taxi rank at the station, a taxi will cost around £10 to the stadium, or the Arriva bus Service 1 to Newport Pagnell runs from the station (07 and 37 minutes past the hour) to the Grafton Street stop adjacent to the stadium. The return journey leaves the Granby, Grafton Street stop at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour.
Alternately Bletchley Station is about thirty minutes walk from the stadium and some of the trains from Euston will stop there. There are few taxis at Bletchley station, but they can be booked from a local firm on 01908 222111. If you decide to walk, the stadium should be signed, turn left immediately you come out of the station and continue to and down the steps. At the bottom of the steps turn left and go under the railway bridge. At the roundabout by the Park pub turn left into Saxon Street. Keep straight on this road and you will eventually reach the stadium. However you will need to cross over to the other side, as there is only one path beside the road. You will pass Bletchley Bus Station on your right. Go straight across the double mini roundabout following signs for the A5 and you will see the stadium over on your left.
Eating and drinking
Like a number of new stadiums Stadium MK’s main drawback is the location, adjacent to the A5, well away from the centre of Milton Keynes, so there is little to offer in the way of pubs.
Inside, the concourse is spacious and there is a selection of pies, pasties, burgers and hot drinks on sale. Alcohol is usually on sale.
Behind the ground is a McDonalds and a KFC. In the nearby retail outlet complex there are several places to eat, including a Nandos and Pizza Express..
Near Bletchley station the Bletchley Working Mens Club, Chandos Place, Bletchley, MK2 2SQ, has a car park and will be opening its function room to Pompey fans for pre match hospitality in a friendly environment.
The Postal Club, Brooklands Road, Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2RS, is a family friendly club with Sky and BT Sports and a car park.
The Captain Ridley’s Shooting Party, 183-185 Queensway, Bletchley, MK2 2ED, is a Wetherspoons
pub. Inside it has some interesting stuff about the code breakers at nearby Bletchley Park during the 2nd World War.
Fenny Stratford, located a mile South of the stadium along Watling Street, has seven pubs and a fish and chip shop; including the Red Lion, Lock View Lane, Simpson Road, MK1 1BY, a canal side pub serving real ale and ciders; and The Swan Hotel, Watling Street, Fenny Stratford, MK2 2BL, which serves food and has a sports bar and car park. From Fenny Stratford it will take about twenty minutes to walk to the ground.
Please note that the Red Dot Bar at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel and the The Inn on the Lake near the ground do not admit football supporters.