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Travel guide: Stevenage

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10:15 20th April 2017

Supporters can read all of the important information ahead of this Saturday's trip to Stevenage (3.00pm kick-off) in our in-depth travel guide.

STADIUM 

Stevenage play their home matches at The Lamex Stadium in Hertfordshire, which has a capacity of 6,722, including 3,142 seats.    

Built in 1961, it was expanded in 2001 and was previously called Broadhall Way before a seven-figure sponsorship deal was announced in January 2009 which resulted in it being changed to its current name.

COACH TRAVEL 

The Stags Supporters’ Association will be making the trip to our penultimate away match of the season.

Prices are as follows:

Amber/junior members: £15
Blue members: £20
Non-members: £25 

The bus will be departing at 10am and to book your place on the family-friendly away travel, please call the SSA’s booking hotline on 07967 689597.

BY ROAD 

Our away following who are travelling by road are advised to get on the A1 from the A6191 and continue on that route. 

Follow signs for London whilst continuing on the A1, and take the A602 exit to Stevenage/Ware.

At the roundabout, take the first exit which will lead you towards Broadhall Way, where you’ll reach your destination.

BY RAIL 

The train journey will take around three hours, and will include two changes at Nottingham and Peterborough. 

Stevenage’s railway station is one mile from the ground via Lytton Way, or fans can catch the number five bus which costs just £2.30 for a return trip.

PARKING 

Fans are advised to avoid parking at the nearby Roaring Meg Retail Park on Saturday matchdays as you are only allowed to park there for 90 minutes and staying longer could result in you being issued with a £100 parking ticket.    

There is plenty of street parking surrounding the ground, but supporters are advised to get there in plenty of time in order to get a good spot.     

There will be free matchday parking for 500 vehicles at Fairlands Valley Car Park to the north of the ground and this is signposted from junction seven of the A1.

TICKETS 

We have been allocated 600 South Stand tickets to sell in advance for the fixture, but can request up to 1,390 if needed.    

Please note, tickets will be available on the day directly from Stevenage, however all categories are subject to a £2 increase.    

Prices for the clash are as follows: 

Adults (22-59): £20 
Concessions (60+): £17 
Under 22 (17-21): £12 
Under 16 (11-15): £8 
Under 12 (11 & under): £6 
Family of three (one adult, two U16s): £30 
Family of four (two adults, two U16s): £40    

Wheelchairs users will be seated within the home supporters and they must call Stevenage’s ticket office to book their spaces on 01438 223223. Please note, there are only six disabled bays available for use and the carer will receive a ticket free of charge.    

Ambulant disabled supporters will be required to purchase a ticket in the relevant age-related category.     

Pre-purchased tickets will go off-sale at 2.00pm on Friday 21 April.   

PUBS 

‘Our Mutual Friend’ is a pub 15 minutes away from the ground which is highly rated, while The Roebuck Inn serves real ale and is a ten-minute walk from the away end.     

Towards the town centre, plenty of pubs can be found including ‘The Standard Bearer’ which is a Weatherspoons outlet.

TOTAL DISTANCE 

The exact distance between One Call Stadium and The Lamex Stadium is 120 miles, which takes two hours and 19 minutes by road, approximately.

LAST TIME WE MET 

The last meeting between the two sides ended in defeat for the Stags as a goal in each half secured a 2-1 victory for Stevenage.     

Stags dominated the early exchanges of the game as defenders Rhys Bennett and Mal Benning both saw chances go begging.     

Following a clash of heads with Stevenage’s Ben Kennedy, defender Krystian Pearce was forced off for treatment, meaning the Stags had to play six with minutes with ten men.     

Pearce was reintroduced to the action and goalkeeper Scott Shearer was called into action for the first time, pulling off a smart stop to deny Boro striker Harry McKirdy.     

After midfielder Kevan Hurst fired just over from 25 yards out, Boro took the lead in the next meaningful action of the match.    

Midfielder Chris Clements conceded a free-kick 25 yards from goal and Charlie Lee glanced a header past Shearer from Henry Cowans’ right-footed delivery.     

Stags could have equalised five minutes later but Benning’s header from eight yards missed the target when he should have done better.    

Benning was in the thick of the action and had a penalty shout turned down in the 43rd minute when he appeared to be pushed by Ronnie Henry.    

Stags got a well-deserved equaliser on 54 minutes when Stevenage failed to clear a Kevan Hurst cross and striker Pat Hoban was on hand to swivel and rifle the ball home.     

Despite Stags looking to build on their equaliser, they were dealt a suckerpunch three minutes later as Stevenage re-took the lead.     

Stags lost possession in midfield and McKirdy picked up the loose ball and carried it from halfway before slotting past Shearer from just inside the box. 

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