Away Ground Guide - Alfreton Town ( Saturday 22 December 2018 )


Alfreton Town Football Club
The Impact Arena,
North Street, Alfreton, Derbys.
DE55 7FZ
Tel: 01773 830277 / 01773 836164

Postcode for SatNav purposes is DE55 7FZ

Admission prices 2018/19...

Adults : £14
Concessions(O 65): £10
16-21 + Students £10
15 and  under  £2( with paying adult)



The Impact Arena is a fairly modest venue  and one that offers the travelling fan, a challenge or two! 
Whilst there are  some seats available....



.....mostly there is little in the way of cover for County's travelling support which is mainly  penned in on the open terrace behind one goal, so bring the waterproofs!




Minimal traffic saw the Flyer in Alfreton with time to spare last season. The problem was that Alfreton was closed. Thankfully the pubs were open, and hedgie made his way to the Victoria ( which he had warned County fans not to visit). 



The bar was comfy, the beer OK  and the company  excellent thus even a visit from the local fuzz could not disrupt the convivial pre-match atmosphere.



Sustenance!  

Most supporters visited the local pubs pre match last time around, but …credit to Alfreton….they did offer County fans access to the bar at the ground, which along with a far more relaxed approach, to stewarding, was a welcome sign.
The catering facility, as usual, was surrounded…match long….by humungous queues each with increasingly more desperate punters seeking some food to sustain them in weather that was turning from not bad to very much more so!

The usual harassed lady was serving, supplemented by a second operative, but he was seemingly in charge solely of moving buns, sausages and burgers about to no apparent useful purpose so the queues started early and never went away.

     

Getting there.......

By road:

From M1: Turn off at junction 28 onto the A38 towards Derby. Follow for two-miles then take the slip road onto the B600.

Turn right at main road towards the town centre. After half-a-mile, immediately after Catholic Church on left, turn left into North Street.

The ground is 150-yards down on the right.

Journey time; approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

By rail:

Leaving the station approach, turn right on Mansfield Road and up the hill towards the town centre.
Take the second turn left onto Prospect Street (post office on left corner, chip shop on right).
Continue for full length of Prospect Street. At top, cross Nottingham Road on a light-controlled pedestrian crossing.
Facing you is a Roman Catholic church, North Street goes down the right-hand side of the church. 150 yards down, the ground is on your right, set well back.
Approx. walking time from station is 15 minutes.



Real Ale Pubs in easy reach.......

first off, mentioned above, and just 0.1m away  is the Victoria Inn... on High Street.....



Then....also 0.3m away is Blueys.....





Coach Travel, well as usual the Fingerpost Flyer will get you there.




Details :
Picks up Mercian Way11.15/ Finger 11.30
£17/ £12


Ring Lou on 07896 536757 to book, but not after 7.30pm please.

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