City's Emirates FA Cup campaign gets underway this afternoon as the Bantams travel 227 miles to the EBB Stadium to face Aldershot Town.
We have put together an Away Day Guide to help our supporters with the long journey ahead...
The EBB Stadium
Aldershot Town FC
The High Street
Opened in 1926, The EBB Stadium, also known as the Recreation Ground, has the capacity of 7,100 (2,136 seated).
Supporters will be located in the East Bank Terrace. This comprises 212 covered seated places which are available in the South Stand and space for a further 1,320 standing supporters in the East Bank Terrace and a portion of open terrace extending around to the South Stand.
From the North, via the M25, exit the M3 at junction 4. Follow signs towards Aldershot on the A331 and take the exit signposted A323 Aldershot and Woking. At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Aldershot, go straight on through the two sets of traffic lights and across two mini-roundabouts towards the town. The EBB Stadium is on your right, just past the railway bridge.
From the South, exit the M3 at junction 5, signposted Hook, and take the fourth exit off the roundabout to follow the A287 towards Farnham. At the traffic lights, turn left into Hale and then at the bottom of the hill turn left onto the A325. Take the first exit off the next mini roundabout and then the third exit onto the A323 towards Aldershot Town Centre. Driving past Tesco on your left, take the second exit off the next roundabout and follow the road through three sets of traffic lights and across two roundabouts. The EBB Stadium will be on your left.
From the East, via the M25, exit the A3 just past Guildford onto the A31 Hog’s Back. Take the exit signposted Aldershot A331 and then the third exit from the roundabout. Approx ½ mile on, take the A323 Aldershot and Woking junction and the first exit from the roundabout. Go straight on through the two sets of traffic lights and across two mini-roundabouts towards the town. The EBB Stadium is on your right, just past the railway bridge.
From the West, exit the M4 at junction 11, taking the A33 exit towards Basingstoke and Alton. At Heckfield Heath, turn left onto the B3011 The Causeway and follow signs to Hartley Wintney. Turn left onto the A30 London Road and then right at the next roundabout onto A323 Fleet Road. Continue on the A323 across the double roundabout at Elvetham Heath onto Reading Road North. Cross the junction with Fleet Road (past the Oatsheaf pub on your right) and then at the next traffic lights turn left onto A323 Aldershot Road. At the end, turn right onto Norris Hill Road and at the Ively Road roundabout take the third exit onto Fleet Road. Keep left onto Clubhouse Road and then, with the Church of St Michael and St George in the far left corner, turn right at the traffic lights onto Queens Avenue. Continue forward onto Hospital Hill and at the bottom turn left. Continue across two roundabouts and the EBB Stadium will be on your left.
Aldershot is as little as 49 minutes from London Waterloo, with direct connections also made from Woking, Ascot and Guildford. The EBB Stadium is a five-minute walk from Aldershot Train Station. Leave the station by the main entrance, towards the bus station, and turn right into Windsor Way. Pass Holy Trinity Church on your left and follow the road as it bends left. Turn right at the junction with Victoria Road and the EBB Stadium is in front of you. To reach the away turnstiles, turn right under the railway bridge and then left up Redan Road.
To plan your train journey, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Aldershot Bus Station is immediately adjacent to the Train Station (directions above), with Stagecoach services running from most local towns to either the Station itself or one of three stops within 2 minutes of the EBB Stadium.
To plan your journey, visit www.stagecoachbus.com.
Parking is available in the Parsons Barracks Car Park, immediately adjacent to the EBB Stadium off Ordnance Road, as well as the town centre multi-storey car park on Wellington Avenue, which is a five-minute walk from the EBB Stadium. A limited amount of street parking is available around the stadium.
For supporters using the away entrance to the EBB Stadium at the top of Redan Road, there is also limited street parking off the mini-roundabout outside the La Fontaine pub, on Holly Road, Windmill Road and Mount Pleasant Road.
Admission prices are as follows:
SEATING / STANDING
Adults: £20 / £18
Concessions: £16 / £14
Under-16s: £7 / £5
Aldershot have announced that active military personnel will be able to save up to 50% on admission prices.
Concession tickets cover over-65s, young adults aged 17 to 21, students and active members of the Armed Forces. ID will be required at the turnstiles.
Supporters can pay on the gate.
Please note: The away turnstiles are located at the opposite end of the ground to the High Street. They are accessed from Redlan Road and are a good ten minute walk up hill from the High Street. As you go past the La Fontaine pub on your right then further up on the left is a pathway (look for the Away Supporters Sign) leading through a small park and then down to the visiting fans entrance. The only access to away supporters permitted via the front entrance is for disabled supporters who now have two dedicated wheelchair bays in the away seats. Please enquire with the club for more information'.
ENTERTAINMENT & REFRESHMENTS
Around the corner from where the La Fontaine pub was and not far from the away supporter’s entrance path to the ground, is a Fullers pub called the Royal Staff on Mount Pleasant Road.
For fans coming in by train, or those walking down into the town from the away entrance, then the Crimea Inn is only a short walk away from the stadium (on the corner of the High Street and Crimea Road) and is popular with the away support, as well as The Beehive on the same road.
Further down the High Street is the Queen Hotel, which is a Wetherspoon outlet. Otherwise, the ground is just a short walk away from Aldershot Town Centre where there are plenty of pubs to be found.
A range of restaurants, including Nandos, Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny’s, Prezzo, Harvester and Mimosa, are located at the Westgate Leisure Park. The park also includes a Morrisons supermarket, Cineworld cinema and Travelodge hotel.
Inside The Ground…
Refreshments are provided via a mobile catering unit, selling the usual fayre of Cheeseburgers (£4), Jumbo Hot Dogs (£3.50) and Chips (£2).