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Travelling To Stanley? Here's All You Need To Know

25 March 2017

Here's our official all you need to know guide.

Capacity: 5,057 (2,000 seated)
Address: Livingstone Road, Accrington, BB5 5BX
Telephone: 01254 356 950
Pitch Size: 111 x 72 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Reds, Stanley
Year Ground Opened: 1968

Why Stanley?

Many visiting fans wonder why the club ended up being called Accrington Stanley. Was it after a former player? Well no. The club were originally formed as Stanley Villa FC, so named as a number of their team lived in Stanley Street in the town. The club was renamed Accrington Stanley in 1894.

Town fans will be housed in the Coppice Terrace at one end of the ground. Up to around 1800 away fans can be accommodated at the Wham Stadium. the Coppice Terrace is open to the elements but visiting fans can also be accommodated in the covered seating in the Whinney Hill Stand (on the far side as you arrive).

Tickets Prices.

Adults: £20
Concessions (64+) and Students (ID must be produced): £15
Under 18s: £15 
Under 12s: £10

For those requiring tickets in the wheelchair area, please contact Jessica Fish at Accrington Stanley by calling 01254 356950.

 Tickets will be available on the day from the Wham Stadium (ticket booth). Please note that matchday sales are 'cash only'.   

Where to eat & drink. 

SPORTS BAR: The @ASFC_SportsBar is OPEN tomrrow from 1pm for @ASFCofficial and @officialgtfc fans. FREE Entry. https://t.co/TCYFu80m6kpic.twitter.com/Cm0jAIb9vs

— Accrington Stanley (@ASFCofficial) March 24, 2017
The nearest pub is the Crown, which is just behind the ground on the main Whalley Road and welcomes all supporters. A little further down Whalley Road (five minutes walk in the direction of the motorway), is the Greyhound pub, which also welcomes all fans. 

There are many excellent pubs in the town centre too that come recommended, notably The Park Inn at 68 Manchester Road which is supposedly haunted by an ex-landlord called Edwin.

The snack bars in the ground serve up excellent hot dogs, burgers and chips. Outside the ground is a Fish Bar which is very conveniently placed close to the ground in Whalley Road and opposite The Grey Horse pub.

Celebrity Watch.

Monkees singer and original Day Dream Believer Davy Jones hailed from these parts. The lead vocalist with rock legends Yes, Jon Anderson and The 4 Pennies (who had a number one smash with ‘Juliet’ in 1964) come from the town. 

Morecambe FC President Jim Bowen (look what you could have won) originates from the area, and Cricketer David Lloyd is said to be an avid fan.

How to get there.

By Car

Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and take the M65 towards Blackburn. Continue past Blackburn towards Accrington and leave the M65 at Junction 7. Then take the left hand exit at the roundabout onto the A6185 towards Clitheroe (this is in the opposite direction to Accrington). 

At the first set of traffic lights turn right onto the A678, towards Padiham, and then at the next traffic lights, turn right onto the A680 towards Accrington. After about half a mile along the A680 you will pass the Crown pub on your left. Take the next left into Livingstone Road and then an immediate left for the club car park. 

As the Wham Stadium continues its redevelopment, bookings are now being taken for the NEW Clayton End car park.

The match day cost is £5 per space, on a first come first served basis. Town fans are also welcome to book.

With 59 spaces, including 7 disabled parking spaces, this car park is available for both home and away fans.

Otherwise street parking.

Call today to book your parking space on 01254 356950

Post Code for Sat-Nav: BB5 5BX

By Train

Accrington Railway Station is about a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from Manchester Victoria and Leeds. 

Mariners Travel 

Kit Colours.

Town:

Shirts: Black & White
Shorts: Black
Socks: White
GK: All Orange

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