Away Ground Guide- Lancaster City ( FA Trophy Rd 1-Saturday 16 December 2017)
Lancaster City FC
Admission Prices 2017 - 2018
Juniors (10-16): £2
Under 10s FREE (if accompanied by an adult)
The last time old hedgie tipped up at the Giant Axe was in 2014 when Alan Lord's Development Squad fought out a 2-2 draw against a most competitive Lancaster side. Expect much the same competitive approach from Phil Brown's team this time around.
The Giant Axe is an OK stadium with a good number of seats under cover, along with some decently constructed terraces.
One thing to look out for will be blokes blessed with biceps and forearms better developed than those of Popeye.
They will be monks from the nearby Priory, and in this respect take your ear plugs with you as in 2014 the monks stamina matched the volume of their output.
I had enjoyed what had been my 3rd visit to the Giant Axe, but as I sped off home just two thoughts would not go away......” Where” I wondered “ was the location of the dormitory of the head honcho of the Priory?”......and “ Where could I hire a mechanical digger to start up outside it?”
I joke of course and recommend you make it to Lancaster to cheer County on.
In 2014 `Dolly's Diner' provided the sustenance, and it was pretty good as I recall. Not sure whether Dolly is still doing the biz, but I am sure that Lancaster have the issue covered!
Stadium Map here....
If you are arriving by train, depart from the station via the door on Platform 3. Turn right and follow the road round to the left and down the hill until you arrive at Giant Axe (about 100 yards on the right).
Approaching from the South, Exit the M6 at junction 33 and follow the A6 in to the centre of Lancaster. On entering the one-way system stay in the left hand lane and turn left at Waterstones bookshop. Continue along this road until you pass the railway station on the right, continue over the railway bridge then turn 1st right. Follow this road round a left hand bend, down the hill and Giant Axe is on the right hand side (about 100 yards).
From the North, exit the M6 at junction 34 and continue towards Lancaster. Head in to the city centre, moving in to the right hand lane. At the top of the one-way system, just past Kwik Fit, stay in the right hand lane to loop over move on to the North bound one-way system. Move across in to the left hand lane. Turn left at Waterstones bookshop. Then as above.
Sat Nav: LA1 5PE
Estimated journey time: 1 hours 15 minutes.
Getting there by coach....
Leaves 11.45 Finger/ 12.00 Mercian Way
£16 / £12
Ring 07896 536757 to book, but please not after 7.30pm any evening.
Match day parking is available in the ground and, in dry conditions, on the playing field adjacent to the ground free of charge to all supporters. If the car park is full, exit the ground to the right to search for a spot in the near-by housing areas and roads. These areas and roads do not require a permit to park.
We do not advise exiting left towards the train station and back into the city centre as the majority of those roads are pay and display/permit only.
Real Ale Pubs close by......
Both are just 0.3 m from the Giant Axe.....
Merchants on Castle Hill - LA1 1YN
Then the enigmatically named `Pub' ....on China St- LA1 1EX
Enjoy the game.