As many Rovers fans will already know – this is not a short journey! Almost 250 miles to drive which will take something over 4 hours by road.
By Coach – as ever, will be the easiest and cheapest option, particularly as the club and the Supporters Club will run up to 2 FREE coaches from Nailsworth if there is demand. The date of the tie has now been confirmed as Tue 12th Dec. We’ll update this preview with more travel information as we get it.
By Train – travel from Stroud involves 2 changes at Gloucester and York and will take between 6 and 7 hours (reduce the journey to less than 5 hours if you start at Gloucester rather than Stroud). Obviously, you can’t get back on the same day. Scarborough Station is about a mile from the ground.
By Road – The address is the Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW. There are apparently over 200 free car parking spaces at the Sports Village (The Sports Village is signposted en route from all directions into the town – same postcode).
The Swimming Pool turnstiles are the ones that visiting supporters should make for. Turnstiles usually open an hour and a quarter before kick-off.
The stadium capacity is 3,252 with 586 seats and it will probably be well attended. Only 10 seats were made available to FGR fans in November,and these are slightly uncomfortably placed between home fans, albeit in a good central pitchside position. For other away fans, it’s an uncovered, non-tiered standing area behind one of the goals. Not as bad as it sounds – you are very close to the action and unlikely to be too crowded if you do get to the game.
Food & Drink – Normally, The Clubhouse is accessible from a couple of hours before the game. However, in the first tie,this wasn’t made available to away fans. Perhaps that will change for the rescheduled game? The leisure centre near the away turnstiles will let you in to sit in the warm for a cup of tea if you don’t want to go into the ground too early. If not, perhaps try some of the following pubs/restaurants –
Scholar’s Bar – Walking distance to the ground, real ales, live sports, drinks promotions
The Tow Bar– Great location on the outskirts of Scarborough, ample parking, child friendly, suitable for coaches, drinks promotions
Rack n Roll , Lord Nelson , The Foxhound Inn , The Cockpit (restaurant)
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