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Travel guide: Crawley Town

3 May 2017

Supporters who are making the trip to Sussex to watch the Stags in action against Crawley Town on Saturday can read all the important information in our travel guide.

Stadium

With a capacity of 6,134, The Checkatrade.com Stadium is Crawley’s home ground and was renamed in 2013 as part of a five-year sponsorship deal as it was previously called Broadfield Stadium.    

It opened in 1997 and is owned by Crawley Borough Council.

Coach travel 

Our fans are encouraged to travel with the Stags Supporters’ Association to our final match of the season.     

Departing at 10.45am from One Call Stadium, the SSA offers family-friendly away travel for supporters of all ages.     

Prices are as follows: 
Amber/junior members: £15 
Blue members: £20 
Non-members: £25    

To book your spot on the coach, please call the SSA’s booking hotline on 07967 689597.

By road 

Get on the M1 from the A60 and continue until you reach the London Orbital Motorway, then head towards the M23 where you’ll take exit 11. 

From there, carry on and take the fourth exit at the roundabout onto Brighton Road and you’ll reach your destination.

By rail 

Trains from Mansfield to Crawley depart every hour and takes just over four hours in total, with three changes at Nottingham, London St Pancras and London Victoria.    

The ground is a mile from the station and takes 20 minutes to walk, or you can catch the Fastway number ten bus which runs frequently.

Tickets

We have received a total of 600 tickets to sell in advance for the fixture - 300 in the Checkatrade Stand (seating) and 300 in the KR-L Stand (standing). 

Please note, tickets will be available to purchase on the day from Crawley Town, with no price increase.   

Prices are as follows:   

Checkatrade Stand (seating)KR-L Stand (standing)
Adults £18£16
Seniors (65+)£14£12
Young adults (18-21)£14£12
Under 18s£10£10
Under 16s£4£4
Under 11s£1£1
Family ticket (two adults & two under 16s)£34£30
Family ticket (one adult & one under 16)£17£15

Wheelchair users must purchase a ticket in the Checkatrade Stand, and they will also receive a free carer ticket. 

Ambulant disabled supporters will also receive a free carer ticket upon purchase of their match ticket in the relevant age-related category. 

To purchase your tickets, either visit our ticket office on Quarry Lane, or call us via telephone on 01623 482 482. 

The ticket office is open between Monday and Friday from 10am until 5pm. 

Tickets will go off sale at 4.00pm on Friday 05 May.

Parking

The Stadium car park is open from 11am on matchdays. Spaces are available to non-allocated guests on a first-come-first-served basis for £5. Blue badge holders can park for free.

There are 350 free parking spaces in Broadfield Business Park at the offices of William Reed and and Novo Nordisk next to the stadium.

In addition, we have 90 spaces at KPMG and Bard Ltd. at Tilgate Forest Business Centre on the northbound side of the Brighton Road. All the free parking options are signposted from the A23/M23 roundabout at the top of Brighton Road.

We would urge supporters to make use of these additional space and remind all supporters that there is no street parking in Anglessy Close or Lundy Close, Broadfield. Parking on grass verges in roads near to the stadium is prohibited and cars will be towed away.

Pubs

There is a bar at the stadium at the back of the Bruce Winfield Stand called the ‘Redz Bar’, which welcomes away fans.    

The Half Moon is also a popular venue on Brighton Road, which can be accessed via Southgate Avenue, near the stadium.

Total distance 

The exact distance from One Call Stadium to The Checkatrade.com Stadium is 184 miles, which takes three hours and six minutes approximately.

The last time we met

Stags ran out rampant 3-1 winners in the last meeting between the two sides, which was also Stags’ boss Steve Evans’ first game in charge of the club, in November 2016. 

Three goals in 10 second half minutes was enough to ensure the Steve Evans era got off to the perfect possible start. 

Stags almost went ahead in the third minute when striker Matt Green pounced on a defensive mix-up but after seeing his effort cleared, strike partner Pat Hoban blasted over from 25 yards. 

The entire first half was an onslaught from the revved-up Stags and they saw chances go begging from Green, left-back Mal Benning and midfielder Ashley Hemmings before half-time. 

Stags began the second half where they finished the first, putting the Reds under severe pressure straight from the restart. 

Hoban won an early corner and defender Krystian Pearce met the resulting flag kick with his head, but saw his effort hacked off the line. 

However, it took Stags only five second half minutes to get the opener as midfielder Chris Clements hammered the ball into the back of the net from eight yards out. 

They quickly doubled their lead on 54 minutes when Irish striker Hoban bagged his third goal of the campaign. Matt Green broke down the right wing and swung in a cross where the former Oxford man swivelled and rifled the ball into the back of the net. 

And it wasn’t long until Stags got their third, again through captain-for-the-day Chris Clements. 

Green latched on to a ball over the top from Ashley Hemmings and curled a wonderful cross into the box with the outside of his foot, allowing Clements to crash the ball into the roof of the net from the edge of the box. 

Defender Rhys Bennett registered an own goal to give Crawley a consolation in the 82nd minute, but it didn’t take the gloss off a fine first win for manager Steve Evans.


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