Away Ground Guide- Boston United ( Saturday 7 January 2017)







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

Admission Price 2016/17


Adults: £13
Concessions: £10
Children (16 years and under): £4
Adult x1 and Child x1: £15
Adult x1 and Child x2: £18
Adult x2 and Child x2: £30









Away Accommodation:
York Street is a decent enough venue, but one which is not without its perils for the travelling supporter. In  season 2014/15 we were housed under the roof of the large terrace, which apart from the guano deposited by winged beast or beasts, was a decent place from which to watch a game of football.

Where we were 2014/15


 Last season  the terrace had clearly received a clean up, however… it now housed the local `ultras’ and we were deposited in the far corner at the opposite end, where we had been housed 2 seasons previously. It was a dump then…
Abandon hope....all who.......


......and was again this time around…and even had some guano, presumably to remind us of 2014/15....



 – for sure the wing beasts territory ranges wide, but I find myself doubting that it also includes the main stand!



Sustenance!

Just one small outlet squeezed around a floodlight pylon base took the place of the previous season’s impressive menu which, would no doubt be delighting the `ultras’ that day. 


To be fair though….. small…if not exactly beautiful, was in fact fairly adequate, and most people I spoke to were reasonably satisfied with the grub. My hot dog, the meat of which poked precociously from either end of a decent bun, was pretty good, and I actually finished the coffee, so fair do’s!






Programme.

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






Directions :


   M60  Ring Rd (E&N)/Sheffield/Leeds/M67/M62
   At junction 24, take the A57 exit to M67/M'cr City Centre/Denton/Hyde/Sheffield
   At Denton Island, take the 3rd exit ontoM67 heading to Denton/A57/Hyde/Barnsley/Sheffield
   At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hyde Rd/A57
   Continue to follow A57
   Continue onto Market St/A628
   Continue to follow A628
   At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A616
  At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 ramp to London/Sheffield/Rotherham
               Merge onto M1
               At junction 32, exit onto M18 toward Hull/Doncaster
               At junction 2, take the A1(M) exit
               At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A1(M) ramp to Newark
               Merge onto A1(M)
               Continue onto A1
               Take the A46/A17 exit toward Sleaford/Newark/Lincoln
               At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A17
               Turn left onto A1121
               At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sleaford Rd/A52
               Continue to follow A52
               At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto John Adams Way/A16
               Turn right onto Main Ridge E
               Take the 1st right onto York St
                        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.
Departs Finger 9.45/ Mercian Way10.00
£18/ £13 under16's


To book ring Lou on 0789 6536757


Ian Brown

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