Away Ground Guide 11- Boston United ( Saturday 19 December 2015)

Club Name:              Boston United
Nickname:                The Pilgrims
Founded:                         1933
Ground Name:        The Jakeman's Stadium !( York Street- still for me!)
Ground Capacity:    6643(2050 away fans)

Admission Price 2015/16 :Spayne Road Terrace

Adults: £12
Concessions: £9
Children (16 years and under): £4
Adult x1 and Child x1: £14
Adult x1 and Child x2: £17
Adult x2 and Child x2: £28

Away Accommodation:  

York Street is a decent old ground that has seen better days.

What to expect however depends on where Boston decide to dump us this season.

In 2013/14  we were tucked into a corner behind the goals , at the Club Shop End with only challenging pasties or similar  on offer to sustain us, whereas in 2014/15   we got  a good view from the covered terrace at the Town End, but they might have made an effort and scraped off the half a ton of Guano that some winged beasts had deposited over the decades!

Stewarding was largely relaxed, but it was irritating to see the 70 year old bloke in front of me body frisked at the turnstiles. “ Looking for flares” they offered in  explanation, but no one explained why I was allowed in with bag on back immediately after that guy ,and was not even glanced at!

Oh....and the floodlights were quaint...the largest pylons I can recall seeing...but with a mere 6 lights on each!


At the Town End there was a very decent menu available for our delectation. If you have ever had it at a football was listed there! I am told the burgers were good, and the prices were `reasonable’ not `rip off’. I made a pig of myself.....consuming pasty and coffee at 2pm, followed by pasty and chips at 3.45.Imagine my deep joy at finding some carrot in the mush of potato and `meat’....I was beside myself but slightly less so with the chips which though not soggy had the appearance and consistency the rivets you used to see piled up at quay side in old films of Harland and Woolfe`s hayday.


For  £3,you got 60 odd pages, which were attractively produced and full of the usual programme stuff. An above average product!


local ultras ahoy !

Directions :

1.   M60  Ring Rd (E&N)/Sheffield/Leeds/M67/M62
2.   At junction 24, take the A57 exit to M67/M'cr City Centre/Denton/Hyde/Sheffield
3.   At Denton Island, take the 3rd exit ontoM67 heading to Denton/A57/Hyde/Barnsley/Sheffield
4.   At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Rd/A57
5.   Continue to follow A57
6.   Continue onto Market St/A628
7.   Continue to follow A628
8.   At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A616
9.   At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 ramp to London/Sheffield/Rotherham
10.               Merge onto M1
11.               At junction 32, exit onto M18 toward Hull/Doncaster
12.               At junction 2, take the A1(M) exit
13.               At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A1(M) ramp to Newark
14.               Merge onto A1(M)
15.               Continue onto A1
16.               Take the A46/A17 exit toward Sleaford/Newark/Lincoln
17.               At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A17
18.               Turn left onto A1121
19.               At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sleaford Rd/A52
20.               Continue to follow A52
21.               At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto John Adams Way/A16
22.               Turn right onto Main Ridge E
23.               Take the 1st right onto York St
24.                        Take the 1st right onto Spayne Rd

Estimated Journey Time  - 2 hours 40 mins
Post Code for Sat Nav: PE21 6JN

Nearest Real Ale pubs :  

 0.1m   Coach & Horses, Main Ridge.

 0.1m   New Inn  ,  Pen Street.

Coach Travel:

The Fingerpost Flyer will run to Boston.

Leaves Telescope Shop at 09.45 /Picks up at Fingerpost 10.00

Adults £17  /  Under 16`s  £ 12

To book ring Lou on 0789 6536757 

Ian Brown


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