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FC HALIFAX TOWN - Saturday 11th September 2021

DoDTS

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FC Halifax Town - Saturday 11th September 2021 3.00p.m.

Mbi Shay Stadium


Capacity:
10,401 (Seats 5,108)
Address: The Shay, Halifax, HX1 2YT
Club Nickname: The Shaymen
Year Ground Opened: 1921
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Blue and White

Record Attendance

36,885 v Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup 5th Round, February 15th, 1953.

For an FC Halifax Town Fixture:
8,042 v Bradford City
FA Cup 1st Round, November 9th, 2014.

Average Attendance
2018-2019: 1,553 (National League)
2017-2018: 1,726 (National League)
2016-2017: 1,810 (National League North)

Details shown are from the Footballgroundguide site:

WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR VISITING SUPPORTERS?

Away fans are normally housed in the Skircoat Stand on one side of the pitch. Although covered it does have a number of supporting pillars running along the front of it that may hinder your view. Around 1,450 away supporters can be accommodated in this area. Although the facilities in this old stand are basic, the acoustics inside the stand are good, meaning that away fans can really generate some noise from this area.

For Clubs where there is only a small away following (less than 250), then the north section of the Main Stand is allocated. Whilst for games where a large away contingent is expected, then the North Terrace can be opened. Normally a relaxed but normally rather cold (with the wind normally blowing off the Pennines) day out.

Food available inside normally includes; 1/2lb Cheeseburgers (£5), 1/2lb Burgers (£4.50), 1/4lb Cheeseburgers (£3.50), 1/4lb Burgers (£3), Chickenburger (£3), Large Hot Dogs (£2.70), Small Hot Dogs (£1.70), a range of Pies (Meat & Potato, Steak & Kidney, Cheese & Onion, all £3.50, served with peas), Pork Pies (£3.50), Cornish Pasties (£3.50), Sausage Rolls (£2.50), Chips and Curry Sauce (£2.50), Chips (£2)

WHAT IS THE SHAY LIKE?

The ground is set into the side of a hill which gives it an enclosed but very green look. On one side is the relatively new Main (East) Stand. This single tiered, covered, seated stand, has had a chequered history. It was originally constructed during the 2001/02 season, but due to financial problems it was left unfinished for some years, before the work re-commenced in 2009, with the stand finally opening in 2010. The stand is of a fair size, having a capacity of 3,500 and has some corporate hospitality boxes located at the back of it. There are windshields to either side and it has a rather odd look with a large area for wheelchair supporters being incorporated half way up on one side. The stand disappointingly has a shallow angle, meaning that spectators seated at the back of the Stand are situated quite far away from the playing action. The players tunnel and team dugouts are located on this side.

Opposite is the covered all seated Skircoat Stand. This old looking stand has a line of supporting pillars running across the front of it. It was opened a couple of years after the Club moved into the Shay in 1921. The roof of the stand pre-dates this, as it once was in place at Manchester City's old Hyde Road Ground, which Manchester City left in 1923 to move to Maine Road. The Skircoat Stand doesn't run the full length of the pitch and has grassy banks to either side. There are also a number of large trees that can be seen on the hill behind it, giving the ground a rural feel. Both ends are good sized covered terraces, both of which were built in the late 1990's. However, the North Terrace is only open for the bigger matches. One 'hangover' from the delays of the building of the Main Stand is that in the South East corner of the stadium there is the steelwork erected for what was going to be a hospitality area, but this was not completed along with the Main Stand.

WHERE TO DRINK?

There is a supporters club at the ground, called the South Stand Bar which admits away fans. However, it is rather on the small side, having a capacity of 200 and fills up quickly. If away fans are housed in the Main Stand then alcohol is available albeit in the form of bottles and cans of Carlsberg. Whilst I believe that the Club does not sell alcohol to visiting supporters sat in the Skircoat Stand. Around a five minute walk from the stadium is the Three Pigeons pub on Sun Fold Road. Owned by the Ossett Brewery it is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and normally on matchdays, has a good mix of home and away supporters. Also quite close to the ground, albeit a little tricky to find down some back streets is the Shears Inn. This old pub is located on Paris Gates at the bottom of Boys Lane. It has six real ales on tap and offers food too.

Otherwise, the Shay Stadium is in an easy walking distance of the town centre where there are plenty of pubs to be found. These include a Wetherspoon pub on Rawson Street called the Barum Top, whilst on Winding Road there is the Old Post Office. Mike Finister-Smith recommends the Victorian Craft Beer Cafe on Powell Street, behind the Halifax Victoria Theatre as well as the Royal Oak on Clare Road, which has a good selection of real ale.

DIRECTIONS AND CAR PARKING

From the M62 motorway, take the A629 at Junction 24 and follow the signs for Halifax. The Shay ground is on the right-hand side after about three miles. Parking at the stadium is limited (£5), however, there is some street parking to be had, but only if you arrive early. Otherwise, it is a case of parking in one of the nearby town centre car parks.

BY TRAIN

Halifax Railway Station
is only five minute walk away from the Shay Stadium. The station is on the Trans Pennine route between Leeds & Manchester. On exiting the station approach turn left onto Church Street. Keep straight on this road, passing the Three Pigeons pubs and you will reach the stadium entrance on your right

Silly Train Prices cheapest:

Outward London Kings Cross 10.48 direct to Halifax arrive 13.18 £40.50 advance single

Return Halifax 17.52 change at Leeds arrive London Kings Cross 21.09 £60.80 off peak ticket

Total £101.30 OUCH!!

However If you but two tickets (one) London to Leeds at £37.00 return (advance singles) and (two) Leeds to Halifax return £7.30
a lot more reasonable cost at £44.30 return

Trains for example:

9.33 London Kings Cross arrive Leeds 11.46 - 11.57 Leeds arrive Halifax 12.28
You can use the same trains for the return as above

Tickets can be bought on line but note ADVANCE SINGLES must be bought in advance and prices may increase nearer the time.

https://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/LDS/110921/0900/dep/110921/1815/dep


If you find anything easier or cheaper please let us know on this thread

BY COACH

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games,

BLUES ON TOUR details will be published as soon as known

SHRIMPERS TRUST
. details will be published as soon as known


TICKETS


Details will be published as soon as available
 

DoDTS

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Coach Information

Blues on Tour

Pick up points and times are:-

06.55 - Kent Elms.
Rayliegh Rd, opp Library bus stop
06.58 - Bell Public House,
A127 Bus stop East bound
07.02 - Blue Boar
(Bus stop opp Blue Boar pub, Victoria Ave)
07.07 - Palace Theatre bus stop
07.15 - Elms Public House bus stop
07.19 - Hadleigh (Woodfield Road) Bus stop
07.30 - Tarpots
(A13 London rd Bus Stop opposite Clare Road)
07.35 - Pitsea (Opp Aldi, London rd)
07.40 - Watermill (East Mane bus stop Opp Watermill PH)
07.45 - Fortune of War, Westbound lay-by just before FOW Jnc

Please ensure you are at your pick-up point 5 /10 minutes prior to these departure times.

You book - visit https://www.bluesontour.co.uk/ - go to "Coach Travel" and follow the links to the forum and post your pick up point there. First time users will need to register.

Payments are by Bank Transfer to .... TZ TRAVELZONE Sort Code - 23-05-80 Account - 15712279. Please ensure you put your name in the "reference" box.

Shrimpers Trust
Members £35.00 - Non Members £40.00
Under 16 traveling with an adult £10.00​
ROOTS HALL​
07:30
The ELMS​
07:40
HADLEIGH CHURCH​
07:45
TARPOTS CORNER​
07:55
The WATERMILL​
08:10
FORTUNE of WAR​
08:15
 
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DoDTS

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TICKET INFORMATION now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

Tickets for the game against FC Halifax Town are only available on the day.

Blues travel to west Yorkshire on Saturday 11th September - 3pm kick-off.

Halifax do not sell tickets in advance and have advised that it will be cash only on the turnstiles.

Blues supporters will be situated in Blocks A & B of Halifax’s East (Main) stand. This area has in excess of 900 seats.

Prices

Adults - £21
Over 65s - £18
Under 18s - £12
Under 12s - £9

Away Ticket Priority Scheme

Unfortunately, as the game is pay on the turnstile (cash only) at Halifax Town’s request, the Club are unable to allocate points as part of the Away Priority Scheme as there isn’t a sufficient way of fans showing proof of payment.
 
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I've posted this up on SUEPA but some of you might be interested in this Halifax event for our game at The Shay: Event 11 Sept

I'll be going to that - great value at £35 including meal and ticket. Plus I've helped them get a few Shrimper-Shaymen to attend too - Bob and Dave Worthington, Alan Little and Kevin Johnson will all be there. So far over 100 tickets have been sold and they expect to sell many more for the event in the run up to the game, away fans are welcome to attend
 
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