Away Fans' Guide | Cheltenham Town
Sky Bet League One leaders Argyle make a Boxing Day trip to the Cotswolds to take on Cheltenham Town at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium.
A win at Whaddon Road would see the Greens reach the 50 points threshold at the exact midway point of the season.
Joining Steven Schumacher's side in Cheltenham? Read on for your away fans' guide.
Away fans' guide to Completely-Suzuki Stadium
We are sold out for this fixture.
This match is ALL TICKET match for our supporters, so there will be no ticket sales on the day
Ticket Collection: Tickets will be available for collection from the Home Park Ticket Office until 3pm on Friday 23 December.
After this, tickets will be available for collection on the day of the game at Cheltenham, from the collection’s booth outside of the Hazlewoods Stand, any tickets for collection for the Colin Farmer Stand will be there as well.
The postcode for Whaddon Road is GL52 5NA
From The North:
Leave the M5 at junction 10 and take the A4019 towards Cheltenham. Keep straight on through the traffic lights, until you come to large roundabout (there is a McDonalds on the left), at which you turn turn left.
Continue up this road going over a double mini roundabout. Keep going for about 300 yards and then turn right into Swindon Lane. Go over the level crossing and straight over the next roundabout (signposted Prestbury) passing the race course on your left. Turn right into Albert Road (signposted Gloucestershire University) and at the bottom at the roundabout turn left into Prestbury Road, (the ground is signposted from here) and then further down Prestbury Road, turn right into Whaddon Road. The Completely-Suzuki Stadium is down on the left.
From The South:
Leave the M5 at Junction 11 turning right towards Cheltenham. Go across 1st roundabout - GCHQ is on your left. Turn left at the next roundabout, into Princess Elizabeth Way. Go straight over the next roundabout, (the exit is over at about "1 o'clock"). Keep on up this road, and you will come to a big roundabout, where you will see a McDonalds on the corner. Go straight across this roundabout and continue up this road going over a double mini roundabout. The remaining route is as outlined above.
There is a main car park at the ground with very limited spaces. There is a charge for parking and places must be booked online before the day of the game. No places are available on match day. The link for booking a parking space is available here: https://www.ctfc.com/tickets/matchday-parking/
A limited number of disabled spaces are available – these must be pre-booked through the ticket office. Blue badge details are required to secure the booking. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 573558 to arrange a booking.
Some alternative parking is often available (for a fee) in the grounds of the Parklands Community Centre, located off Wyman’s Road (GL52 5PR).
The nearest public car parks are Portland Street (GL52 2NX) and North Place (GL50 4JL) about 10–15-minute walk from the ground.
The ground is located in a residential area, where there is very limited street parking that will be claimed before 2pm, beyond that there is no public street parking on matchdays and enforced restrictions are in place. Please respect the local community by not parking on the street around the ground.
Cheltenham Spa railway station is located on the opposite side of Cheltenham town centre to Whaddon Road (just over 2 miles/3.3 km). It is a 40-minute walk via the town centre. Bus letter D or E (for Bishop’s Cleeve) can be taken from Cheltenham Spa station: disembark at Anlaby Court (10 stops in) and the ground is a ten-minute walk.
From the town centre, Bus letter A departs from Clarence Street (stop 7) and takes around ten minutes to reach Wyman’s Road (6 stops). It is a short walk to the ground from here. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
Away supporters are seated in the Hazlewood Stand. This is accessed from an entrance between the Bowls club and a house on Whaddon Road. This is a covered, all-seater stand.
Food & Drink
Please note that once inside the away end, there is only the one facility to purchase food; there will be no alcohol available to purchase.
There is also a catering van just inside the car park for all fans and a fish and chip shop on Whaddon Road. The Club bar also serves food. Away fans are welcome to use The Robins Nest, the club bar, but it does have a maximum capacity and is accessed on a first come first served basis so there may be times when this is not accessible due to crowd numbers. There is an overflow open air bar in the car park too, weather permitting.
There are a variety of pubs in the town centre only a short 15 minute walk away.
The Robins Nest is the main social facility at Whaddon Road. Located at the back of the Main Stand, it is open to everyone, has a widescreen TV and hot food served on Saturdays from 12pm-2.25pm, with some light snacks on offer after full time. Numbers are limited, so it’s worth arriving early if you wish to eat and drink.
Once the Robins Nest reaches maximum capacity, it will be necessary to turn supporters away. However, there is an overflow bar close to the entrance which is used when the weather allows. The bar stops serving 15 minutes before kick-off and will not reopen at half time. The Robins Nest is not accessible once you have entered the turnstiles. Alcoholic beverages are available in some home sections inside the ground but are not currently served in the away end.
Please visit: https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/club/cheltenham-town/ for an assessment of Whaddon Road for disabled supporters.
There are disabled adapted toilets in the Colin Farmer stand and accessible toilets in the bar and The Paddock area.
Commentary is available on most home matches on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, accessible via a DAB radio.
Sensory packs, ear defenders and radios
The Cheltenham Town Community Trust has provided sensory pack, ear-defenders and radios for those who require them. The numbers of these aids are limited and can be booked in advance by contacting email@example.com or sending a Direct Message to @CheltTownSLO on Twitter.
There are limited accessible spaces at Whaddon Road, but the club strives to help at every opportunity. Access to the ground is through the main gate to the Main Stand, via the main car park and is on a level surface. Supporters should note that the car park is on the opposite side of the ground to the Colin Farmer Stand, so the club advise allowing plenty of time to get from the car park to the turnstiles.
Disabled away supporters are welcome to approach the stewards at the entrance for help with access. They can also contact the SLO team (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of the match to arrange assistance
The Club Shop is located near to the Main Stand. The club shop is open from 12pm to 3pm and then for 30 mins after the match.
Will be available to purchase outside the ground for £3 (cash payments only).